Source: LF GmbH & Co. KG
LF GmbH & Co. KG has decided, due to the ongoing positive results of the projects with its unique LIQFRIC® technology, an investment into the manufacturing capability of prototypes and small series products is needed.
The foundress of the company, U. Wittig, said: “Due to the strong interest expressed by several of our project partners, we have learned about the significant and increasing demand for our liquid friction technology. We strive to live up to the future demand with this investment.”
A manufacturing concept including a floor plan and a machine-layout plan has been created for a prototype – or small series manufacturing line with a size-dependent annual capacity between 5.000 – 50.000 pieces of friction goods. The semi-automatic line will provide a variable capacity for the fields of application sampled so far. The line is targeted to become operational within the next 6-12 months.
“With this prototype line we will be able to demonstrate the capability of our alternative friction material concept in a serial manufacturing environment and expand the width of application as more potential volume will find its way to the LIQFRIC® material concept“ stated Roman Milczarek, director of R&D.
LF GmbH & Co. KG has selected strategic partners to develop their innovative LIQFRIC®-material concept based on the current and future strategic requirements including electromobility aspects.
According to the company, “We are looking forward to 2020 which will become a breakthrough year for our company and the steady development of our core technology. We are very grateful to have several business partners supporting our concept of alternative friction materials.”
LF GmbH & Co. KG was founded in March 2016 in Leverkusen, Germany and follows the strategic thought of producing friction material based on a two-component water-based liquid friction compound, that can be cured at room temperature (faster at elevated temperatures), and provides high-temperature stable friction materials for automotive, rail, clutch and industrial applications.
The company has established developmental projects and understandings with some key players in the brake- and clutch-producing industry in Europe and most prominently in Germany.