Reinforced Thermoplastic Organo Sheet from Manna Green Momentum
Manna Green Momentum is a global leader in providing cost-effective thermoplastic organo sheets suitable for the production of a wide range of structural and semi-structural automotive parts.
Organo Sheets, also known as Organoblech, produced by Manna are a result of years of investment in research and development leading to a highly-innovative two-stage process that allows the thermoplastic composites to be created quickly and cost-effectively.
In the past, the automotive industry was prevented from moving towards thermoplastics due to the high cost of production, but today Manna organo sheets open up new possibilities for manufacturers. Manna products are highly sought-after by automotive customers for their superior structural capabilities, affordable pricing, and critical customization options. Manna organosheets also have unrivaled eco-friendly credentials.
Manna Organo Sheet: Breaking Through Technological Barriers
During the initial stages of the development of thermoplastic organo sheets, lack of research and understanding of how the new composite would behave in high-stress situations discouraged the automotive industry from investigating the new material’s capabilities.
After years of research and proven use in the aerospace and military sectors, the reliability of organo sheet is no longer a question. Furthermore, the current global trend towards sustainability and minimizing carbon output has sent suppliers in the automotive industry scrambling to find cutting-edge eco-friendly solutions. However, while the aerospace and military industries have the capital required to invest in expensive organoblech materials, the automotive industry needs to access these same materials at much more competitive prices. Despite its tried and tested quality and reliability, the price of the advanced composite material has remained a major obstacle.
The Future Is Now: New Regulations For Reducing Emissions
Manna Green Momentum understands the needs of today’s car manufacturers. Automotive manufacturers around the world are at a critical juncture as global regulating bodies update their demands to drastically reduce CO2 car emissions. To keep up with the rigorous requirements, parts and equipment manufacturers have turned to lightweighting as an effective way to minimize fuel consumption.
While in the past, most structural and semi-structural car parts were made from heavy metal, steel, and plastics, the up-and-coming industry trend is a transition towards composite thermoplastic organosheets, which are equally, or even more, structurally effective.
Manufacturing with Organo Sheet Thermoplastic
Manna Green Momentum is challenging the cost barrier previously associated with thermoplastics, enabling more automotive manufacturers to access this revolutionary product.
Manna’s innovative layering technology is a two-step process that dramatically reduces the labor time required for producing organo sheets. It does away with the ultra-heavy industrial components previously needed for limited outputs of materials. Organo sheets can now be manufactured quickly and efficiently, with superior quality and smaller use of resources.
This innovative process is the result of years of expert research and fulfills all the mechanical requirements needed to create a superior-grade laminate thermoplastic composite. While the traditional one-step process brings the entire high viscous resin to the glass fiber mono-filament level, Manna’s two-step process achieves the same result with less energy expenditure.
To further bring down the cost for consumers, organo sheet technology affords customers the ability to utilize highly efficient injection or compression molding for the creation of organo sheet auto parts. Molding organo sheets through injection or compression molding is a time-efficient process enabling a high volume of parts to be rapidly produced for mass production.
Aside from the critical need to lightweight, car manufacturers often choose to use organo sheet because of the inherent high quality of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic. Organo sheets are ultra-lightweight, have higher impact resistance, higher heat resistance, and greater opportunities for next-generation electrical and thermal conductivity.
Traditional auto parts made with metal, steel, and heavy plastics offer only part of these essential benefits. They are heavy, difficult to adapt materials that offer limited growth potential. They corrode, rust, and may lose integrity over time. Their production may emit high levels of environmentally-damaging chemicals, and they force car's C02 emissions above regulatory standards.
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Parts created with organo sheet offer higher functionality and performance than traditionally-manufactured auto parts.
The patent-pending two-step process used by Manna augments the quality of the composite material: the end product is a structurally sound matrix of fibers and resin, created with the airtight conditions necessary for unprecedented strength.
Manna organoblech is available in a wide range of fiber/resin combinations. Fiber materials include E-glass and carbon. Resin materials include PP, PA6, PA66, HDPE, LDPE. Specific applications requiring individual performance capabilities can be individually-produced to the highest standards.
The opportunity for customization of organo sheets is vast and critically important as the types of auto parts made with organo sheets continue to increase and change. Customization opportunities include but are not limited to:
- fiber specification
- ply count
- weave type
- location specific thickness
- electrical conductivity
- color and surface effects
To enable customization for varied applications, Manna organo sheets can be tailor-made with a variety of fiber specifications, ply counts, fiber/fabric organization styles, and weave types. This level of specification is critically important for customers who require higher levels of impact stability or material flexibility. The process also offers the possibility of location-specific increases in thickness. The final product can also reflect individual needs for color and surface effects.
Manna's organo sheet have the potential to further advance as the automotive industry progresses in the field of technical or “connected car” manufacturing. Advancements such as smart electromagnetic shielding and embedded or printed electronics can all be easily integrated with Manna organo sheets.
Environmental Benefits of Organo Sheet Thermoplastics
Reduction of Vehicle Carbon Emissions
Despite a general trend towards lowered particle pollution and ground-level ozone reduction, cars and trucks remain primary offenders in the fight against air pollution. Fuel burning is bad for both human health and the environment and is directly linked to climate change and global warming.
Governmental bodies are currently requiring car manufacturers to lower the emissions of their cars. As a result, one of the central focuses of the automotive industry is to transition as much as possible to lightweight materials. The lighter the structural materials are, the less fuel needed to power the vehicle.
Organo sheet is the ideal material for the car parts of the future. Its incredible strength and stiffness coupled with its low weight make it a sought-after solution. Manna organo sheets are the futuristic lightweight composite material that will enable car manufacturers to produce both skeletal car components and other parts at 30-50% of the weight of traditional materials.
Eco-Friendly Manufacturing Process
The standard one-step process for the creation of organo sheets brings the entire high viscous resin to the glass fiber mono-filament level, requiring high energy output. The Manna method of organo sheet production uses a two-step process that significantly reduces energy consumption. This revolutionary process is both more efficient and produces a higher output of materials, resulting in more parts with less energy invested.
Fully Recyclable Material
As opposed to previously used structural and semi-structural car parts, organo sheets are fully recyclable. Each organo sheet can be melted and reprocessed to create new parts with zero waste. Organo sheets can also be heated and reshaped, or multiple pieces can be welded together to meet new functional requirements.
Manna Green Momentum Organo Sheet Variations
Manna continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic organo sheets can be delivered in a variety of ways to suit individual manufacturer needs.
- Cut-to-size organo sheet — Manna offers structural multi-ply laminate sheets ready to be thermoformed by parts manufacturers. Thorough customization of size and resin matrix is available to suit every need.
- Precut specific shapes — Specific industry needs can be met by Manna Green Momentum through the creation and delivery of laminates in customized shapes. Unique shapes are created through injection or compression molding.