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SGL Carbon Inaugurated New Production Hall for Graphite-Based Automotive Components

Over the past three years, SGL Carbon has invested a total of around EUR 25 million in the modernization and expansion of its production capacities for specialty graphite automotive components at the Bonn site.

The expansion project was completed at the end of last year and was inaugurated at the site in an official ceremony. Besides the installation of partly new production facilities and a modernized production set-up, construction of a new, 2000-m2-large hall for the production of the parts was implemented in the course of the expansion.
The background of the expansion is the continuously increasing demand for advanced solutions and products made from graphite in the automotive sector. Due to its durability, high strength, low friction behavior, and high conductivity, the material is suitable for many different automotive applications. Examples include rotors and vanes in vacuum pumps for brake boosters, bearings for exhaust gas management, as well as sealing rings and bearings for seals in coolant pumps. These solutions include applications for vehicles with conventional combustion engines as well as for e-mobility, thereby making an important contribution to clean driving, higher energy efficiency, and lower emissions.
In Bonn, SGL Carbon produces a variety of customer-specific solutions made from specialty graphite for different growth markets. The main products are applications made of fine-grain graphite for the production systems in the solar, LED, and semiconductor industries, as well as the graphite-based automotive components. Various trainings and apprenticeships – from becoming industrial mechanics to cutting machine operators – are also offered at the site.

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