The Schunk Group added around 140,000 square feet of floor space and renovated 45,000 square feet at its headquarters plant in Hessen, Germany. The completed expansion has allowed for the company to increase its manufacturing, purifying and coating custom-made carbon fiber reinforced carbon and graphite components for the solar, semiconductor and polysilicon industries.
Due to Schunk’s expansion, the company is said to now be able to handle the entire process chain from producing the materials, planning, developing and fabricating the components all the way to quality assurance and testing.
The thermal post-processing of the CFC materials is conducted at the 37,500 square foot Thermal Technology Center that has newly been opened. The facility has been designed for producing carbon-fiber reinforced composites. In terms of the purification and coating processes, new reactors for CVD and CVI have been installed in another 37,500 square foot facility.