Expertise

IFC Composite GmbH's business model is comprised of the development, manufacturing and sale of innovative lightweight design components made from glass-fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) and carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). IFC Composite has thereby positioned itself as the technological global market leader for glass-fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) leaf springs.

 

As an innovative leader for spring elements, IFC Composite combines expertise in design, calculations and manufacturing under one roof. The product range is set to be expanded to include chassis and powertrain parts. IFC Composite sees additional possible applications in framework elements and crash elements. The knowledge carriers generally have more than 10 years of experience in processing fiber composite materials.

 

During their careers, the employees of IFC Composite GmbH have already successfully realized countless projects that were developed until they were ready for series production. The company's expertise also includes the construction of prototypes. Even among automobile manufacturers and in industrial SMEs, expertise in the field of fiber composites can be considered in short supply. This is why IFC Composite also offers engineering services.

 

IFC Composite has amassed a millionfold of experience in manufacturing dynamically highly-stressed fiber composite parts. The high-tech company has its own testing facilities to test prototypes and series parts. Manufacturing takes place on two state-of-the-art, high-performance prepreg systems. They enable large volumes to be mass-produced, with over 7000 square meters per day.

Natural fibers

There are numerous efforts to use natural fibers as a renewable raw material for fiber composite materials. The assortment of basic products is wide. There are animal-derived fibers (e.g. wool, silk) and plant-derived fibers (e.g. flax, hemp, jute, sisal).

 

The benefits are their good availability and environmentally-friendly disposal. Their stiffness and strength levels equal those of classic reinforcing fibers.

 

The fluctuation range in technical performance are a problem with natural products like these. This needs to be taken into account during dimensioning. Composites with natural fibers have not yet achieved a notable market share among structural components.