Bodo Möller Chemie at the JEC World 2020 in Paris The specialty chemicals expert presents innovative solutions for the composite industry
The Bodo Möller Chemie Group, provider of specialty chemicals and complete solutions for the industry, will be one of the composites experts and exhibitors at the JEC World 2020 from March 3 to 5 in Paris (hall 6, booth N28). At the trade fair, Bodo Möller Chemie will represent Dow, DuPont, Henkel, Huntsman, Elkem, and Sigmatex products, among others, for numerous countries as well as 3M for the German market. The product range offered includes high-performance adhesives based on epoxy resin, polyurethane and silicon, casting and laminating resins, block materials and form silicones for model and form production, epoxy resin systems and carbon fiber reinforcements for composite manufacturing as well surface technologies for metal preparation and coating. “As a supplier company, we bundle an extensive product know-how in our Adhesive Competence Center, which is our technology center for adhesive applications. With this full-service offering, we are able to provide technical support in every step of the process – from product selection to processing. This is what distinguishes us in the market and makes extensive and successful projects possible in the shortest time for industrial companies or innovative startups as well,” stresses Frank Haug, CEO of the Bodo Möller Chemie Group.
Competence Center for adhesive technology
As a highlight, Bodo Möller Chemie has its own Adhesive Competence Center (ACC) with a testing and application laboratory for adhesive technology, where structural adhesives are tested according to ISO, EN, and DVS standards. For specific challenges such as glass or body bonding, the appropriate products are selected, validated for the customer and subjected to tests. To demonstrate the suitability in the production line as alternative to welding, the production engineering parameters like quantities, cycle times, energy consumption (in thermal cross-linking systems) and plant technology must be taken into consideration in addition to the physical properties. “With this offering, our customers significantly shorten their development cycles and have more safety when implementing innovative technology concepts,” explains Frank Haug. The Adhesive Competence Center is certified according to the highest safety classes (A1/S1) for bonding rail vehicles and parts according to DIN 6701-2 and the quality requirements for bonding processes according to DIN 2304-1. It also supports companies in the preparation of certification audits according to DIN 6701 and DIN 2304.
Focus on e-mobility
The enormous development of e-mobility in the shortest possible time is one of the priorities of the Parisian trade fair – and includes individual disciplines such as lightweight construction, innovative surface coatings, bonding technology and tooling as well as prototyping. In this future market, Bodo Möller Chemie is especially well-positioned, as proven by a current close partnership with the Californian e-mobility startup Canoo. The collaboration is about the development of a completely redesigned vehicle based on a stable frame with electrical drive technology and an innovative body having large, bonded glass and composite surfaces. The cooperation also includes, apart from glass and structural bonding of the vehicle structure, adhesives for the thermal interface management of the battery, control and charging technology – the heart of Canoo. The first roadworthy prototypes of a beta series could be on their wheels within a very short time.