Carbon Fiber Consortium meets at ORNL
The Oak Ridge Carbon Fiber Composites Consortium hosted its second meeting at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Dr. Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency at the US Department of Energy, provided the keynote address for the consortium meeting.
The two-day meeting also included technical briefings on ORNL research activities, an update on the Carbon Fiber Technology Center being constructed in Oak Ridge, and breakout panel sessions to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the evolving carbon fiber market.
Ford and Dow, both consortia members, announced a joint partnership to develop low-cost, high-volume carbon fiber composites for next-generation vehicles.
Other consortium members sharing news about recent developments in the carbon fiber market included SGL, Plasan Carbon Composites, Sabic Innovative Plastics, Chomarat NA, Materials and Chemistry Laboratory, 3M, and Composites Applications Group.
Learn more about the Oak Ridge Carbon Fiber Composites Consortium at www.cfcomposites.org.