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Composite Components

New Ways in Composites: being prototype or serial production, being Carbon, Glass, Aramid, or natural fibres, CONNOVA manufactures composite components in perfection.


We realize your ideas and plans until full product maturity. Our experience, our drive for innovation and our versatility guarantees high-quality products without compromise.


We bring the extra-ordinary material properties of composites literally to carry loads.

Composite Components

  • Structural components
  • Sandwich shells / -panels
  • Drawing parts
  • Standard parts
  • Visual parts in carbon look
  • and many more


  • Carbon fibre (CFRP)
  • Glass fibre (GFRP)
  • Aramid- fibre (AFRP), e.g., Kevlar
  • Natural fibre, e.g., flax or hemp
  • Thermo-set resin systems
  • Special solutions on demand

Advantages of Composites

Composite components provide superior characteristics – our engineers take the best out of it to fulfil your requests and your demands.


Not achievable with traditional materials – at comparable low weight!


Tuneable stiffness in all directions – from elastic to ultra-stiff – allows endless applications.


Fibre-reinforced plastics offer an unparalleled potential for light-weighting compared to metals.


Composite structures tire much slower and therefore allow a higher lifetime.


In a dynamic environment, the damping of vibrations get up to ten times higher than with metals.

Thermal Expansion

Controlled and adjustable thermal expansion down to zero expansion if needed!

Chemical Resistance

Very high resistance against many chemicals in difficult environments.

X-ray Transparency

The ray translucency allows applications in medical equipment with highest requirements.


The fabric structure looks appealing and of high value. This opens new design options in visual applications.

Properties of Composites


Fibre type:

HT carbon fibre

Matrix type:

Epoxy resin

Fibre volume content (FVC)
– All figures are typical average values


Values of Elasticity

Young’s modulus parallel to fibre direction

140 GPa

Young’s modulus perpendicular to fibre direction

12 GPa

Shear modulus

5 Gpa

Transverse contraction (Poisson’s ratio)




1,55 – 1,60 g/cm2

Values of Strength

Tension strength parallel to fibre direction

2.100 MPa

Tension strength perpendicular to fibre direction

50 MPa

Compression strength parallel to fibre direction

1.500 MPa

Compression strength perpendicular to fibre direction

230 MPa

Shear strength

90 Mpa

Coefficient of thermal expansion

Expansion parallel to fibre direction

0,2 x 10-6 K-1

Expansion perpendicular to fibre direction

30 x 10-6 K-1


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