CATERING STANDARD UNIT IN MODULAR COMPOSITE DESIGN

Comprisetec GmbH (Germany)

JEC World Innovation Awards Finalist 2020

Associated partners: CTC GmbH – An Airbus Company (Germany), Helmut Schmidt University – Institute of Manufacturing Technology (Germany), Polynt Composites Germany GmbH (Germany), Spiriant GmbH (Germany), and the Technical University Hamburg – Institute of Polymer Composites (Germany).

Key Benefits:

  • Weight reduction
  • Carbon fibre recycling
  • Low CAPEX
  • Noise reduction
  • Flight safety

 

The use of special developed SMC enables a weight reduction combined with longer lifetime due to improved robustness. In addition the use of recycled carbon fibres lowers the environmental impact.

The Comprisetec Standard Unit (SU) consists of a full composite design. The use of special sheet moulding compound (SMC) for sidewalls and door guarantees the requirements for cabin flammability according to FAR 25.853. By using recycled carbon fibres, the total weight of the box can be reduced by -18% in comparison to aluminium designs. The SMC material was developed in a joint research project and enables of course not only the use in SU. The walls are connected with a thermoplastic frame structure.

The thermoplastic material enables a function integration for the locks and handles. This elastic frame ensures damping performance on edges and therefore reduces injuries of handling staff and crew. All used materials are colourable, so a paint can be dispensed. A patent was applied for the modular composite design (DE 10 2017 102 603 A1).

Your company’s role in the innovation   Comprisetec is leading the development from product design, material evaluation, virtual testing, to prototype manufacture and first part tests. Now the prototypes are tested with direct contribution of end users and simultaneous improved.

CATERING STANDARD UNIT IN MODULAR COMPOSITE DESIGN
CATERING STANDARD UNIT IN MODULAR COMPOSITE DESIGN
CATERING STANDARD UNIT IN MODULAR COMPOSITE DESIGN