Increased stability. Reduced weight. More safety.
Extrusion technology significantly improved.

Less weight equals less energy consumption, which equals less carbon emission, which equals less climate change. The calculation is simple - theoretically.

However, if materials are required that have to prove themselves even under extreme loads and in high-performance applications, it becomes more complicated. Because here the material stress in daily use is particularly heavy. Lightweight components must be stable, safe and reliable - every day and in almost all industries.

Unique extrusion line for the production of premium materials

Leistritz Extrusionstechnik is working on a groundbreaking project as part of the CHASE research project together with partners from research, politics and industry.

Goal: To produce highly complex materials with a better carbon footprint and minimal use of resources.

In addition, plant models of digital twins have also been developed for research purposes, with which work and time expenditure are minimized and processes are optimized. Specifically: UD tapes made of a wide variety of materials on a production line with a Leistritz ZSE 27 iMAXX twin screw extruder.

High-end materials for high-performance applications

UD tapes are unidirectionally reinforced plastic tapes, i.e. endless fiber-reinforced woven thermoplastic composites. This high-strength and very lightweight material is further processed into a wide variety of components, e.g. into robot arms for automated manufacturing processes or in aircraft construction industry or the automotive industry.

In addition to the mechanical and process optimization of the extrusion line, the focus is also on digitization. Why? A high degree of digitization guarantees high reproducibility - for maximum process reliability.

Producing sustainable products with excellent material properties at lowest possible use of resources – this calculation is also practically easier than expected.

With Leistritz as a partner for machine technology, engineering and process engineering know-how.


Find out more about CHASE and the projects.