+39 345 780 0028 simone.pietta@ranger.it

Innovative GMC® material (the sustainable evolution of the SMC composite material), finds its first application in the automotive sector.

www.hikari.green, the innovative start-up that developed the GMC®, in collaboration with www.ranger.it, a company specialized in the development and production of composite materials, have reached the important milestone of applying the GMC® material for the first time in the automotive sector.

It’s an interior panel of an Electrical Vehicle that acts as both: a structure and a trim.

The mold for the realization of the part has always been made by Ranger in steel and weighs 8 tons, the concept is similar to that for SMC molds.

The press to produce the part is a 4000 tons but 1500 tons were enough to obtain the part; therefore, lower the normal pressures that are used for traditional SMC material.

The moulding test did not create any problems, the thermoregulation of the mould was the cavity at 147°, while the core at 145°.

 

GMC®is a composite material composed of natural fibers, bio resins and biofillers.

This material has a low carbon footprint: around half that of traditional materials.

 

Innovation will be showcased at the upcoming JEC 2024 (www.jec-world.events)  event, scheduled to take place in Paris on March 5-6-7. The RANGER/HIKARY booth will be located in Hall 6 at booth L93. Visitors will have the opportunity to physically interact with the piece and obtain additional information.

 

The contact details are as follows:

RANGER – simone.pietta@ranger.it

HIKARY – matteo.rossini@hikary.green