Covestro introduces Maezio as a brand name for its continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRTP), which can be available in the form of films and sheets for use in a very variable way, providing completely new creative freedom of opportunities to the designers.
These innovative materials are strong and light that leads to conservation of resources and energy savings. Maezio enables OEMs and part suppliers to take advantage of the high-performance capabilities of advanced composites and at the same time enjoying cost-effective and scalable manufacturing solutions from mobility and electronics industries to consumer goods and medical products.
David Hartmann, Co-CEO of CFRTP, one of the two Co-CEOs for CFRTP composites and Dr. Michael Schmidt, said, “The brand gives us a clear and strong identity to further expand our expertise in thermoplastic composites. We believe the new brand can truly bring value to next-generation products across industries by delivering a combination of lightweight construction, specific strengths and finishes at a scale unreachable by advanced materials today.”
Covestro produces uni-directional reinforced tapes and sheets from these composite materials at its production site in Markt Bibart in south Germany for further processing by customers. The components made from these strong, light and aesthetic materials can be combined into an unlimited number of products, offering completely new creative opportunities to designers.
Maezio composites can be thermoformed with existing thermoforming tools at high yield rates and low cycle times. Maezio products can be recycled at the end of their useful life, making them a perfect scalable and sustainable composite solutions.
Maezio has gained popularity in diverse segments such as electrical and electronics industry, the automotive business, household appliance manufacturers and furniture producers, medical technology, sports goods manufacturers, shoe producers and the luggage industry.