A new 60-inch-wide roll-to-roll manufacturing line increases Boston Materials’ production capacity of Z-axis Carbon Fiber materials to more than 8 million square feet per year.
BOSTON—Boston Materials, a manufacturer of advanced lightweight materials, recently began shipping Z-axis carbon fiber products made with its new 60-inch-wide roll-to-roll manufacturing line, the company said in a release.
The first shipments, made to customers in North America and Europe, include the company’s SUPERCOMP® product, a high-performance 3D carbon fiber material that is designed to enhance vibration damping, energy dissipation, and manufacturability of lightweight composite structures.
“Demand for our Z-axis carbon fiber products is accelerating across several transportation, electronics, industrial, and consumer markets, said Boston Materials CEO Anvesh Gurijala, in the release. “The launch of our new industrial-scale production line demonstrates our ability to quickly scale to support our growing customer base.”
Boston Materials COO Michael Segal added that a commitment to quality is in the company’s DNA. “The new 60-inch-wide manufacturing line has state-of-the-art and fully-automated in-line quality tracking for 100 percent traceability and quality assurance,” he said in the release.
Boston Materials (www.bostonmaterials.co) also announced the limited release of its new ZRT™ thermoplastic composite films that leverage high-performance polymers, such as PEEK, PEI, PPS, polycarbonate, and more. The company said that the new product, also produced with the 60-inch-wide manufacturing line, has been developed to greatly enhance thermal management, EMI shielding, and through-thickness mechanical properties in electric vehicle, consumer electronics, and aerospace applications.
The ZRT films are said to be made with 100 percent reclaimed carbon fiber to support the sustainability and circularity targets of Boston Materials’ customers and the industry at-large.
The company also said it plans to install at least two more 60-inch-wide manufacturing lines over the next three years in its newly-opened 37,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Billerica, Massachusetts.