Recently, the world-renowned large-scale home appliance manufacturer Haier Group's international high-end home appliance brand Casa Di launched the latest "zone air supply" technology of Tianxi air conditioner. CFRTP) manufacturing. Casa Di Tianxi air conditioner sets up two independent air supply systems, the whole panel is made of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite materials, and the unique high-end texture of carbon fiber fully demonstrates the elegant artistic appearance represented by the Casa Di brand And craftsmanship for excellence.
Figure Haier's home appliance brand Casa Di's new air-conditioning shell is made of Covestro continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite (CFRTP)
"Casa Di is a high-end high-end home appliance brand under the Haier Group. High-quality design and materials are the core competitiveness of the Casa Di brand to lead the market. Therefore, high-quality innovative new materials such as continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite materials naturally come It has become the ideal material of choice for this high-end air conditioner. "Li Xiongwei, Director of Planning, Casar Air Conditioning, Haier Group.
Plastic with metal effect
Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite materials are made of ultra-thin carbon fiber unidirectional tape. These unidirectional tapes can be laminated at specific angles to form sheets, so they can be customized according to specific performance standards. The unidirectional belt is oriented to form a specific strength in the longitudinal direction, thereby forming a thin, hard sheet with an appearance similar to metal, while having the flexibility of a thermoplastic. The continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite material makes the air conditioner show a high-grade metal texture, smooth and beautiful appearance, and the overall design inherits the core values of Casa Di and highlights the artistic sense of design.
"This not only marks a key step for continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite materials to the home appliance industry, but also provides designers with a brand-new high-end materials and exciting design possibilities." Covestro CFRTP Co-CEO David Hartmann said
Brand new high-end design materials
Traditional composite materials are generally considered too expensive and difficult to process. Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites have subversive significance. As a modern, cost-effective and easy-to-form thermoplastic composites, it has opened up new applications and user experiences.
For the Casa Di design team, this means that they can use high-performance composite materials other than traditional metals for the first time in their high-end air-conditioning series. "So far, our material selection usually relies on metal to meet the performance and aesthetic requirements." Shao Qingru, CMF (color, material, processing) designer of Casa Di design team, said.
In describing the depth and richness she saw from the surface texture of Covestro continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite materials, Shao Qingru pointed out a very practical advantage of this material. "For us, continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites are a very attractive material. From the beginning, it can form a natural unidirectional texture. Unlike metals such as aluminum, sandblasting, brushing and Only surface treatment processes such as anodizing can be used in product manufacturing. The surface formed by continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites is naturally beautiful. "
"On the basis of thermoplastics, continuous thermo-reinforced thermoplastic composites can be hot-pressed using existing thermoforming equipment, with high production efficiency and short production cycle. They can be used in combination with various coatings and decoration processes to design Unique surfaces, logos and other iconic details. It is easy to implement laser etching patterns directly in the mold. "Said Michael Schmidt, Co-CEO of Covestro CFRTP.
Intelligent air conditioning system
Casa Di Tianxi air conditioner is equipped with a smart body temperature and cold sensing system, which can intelligently detect the body surface heat dissipation, body head temperature, position distribution, distance, ambient temperature and other parameters to form an infrared thermal image, so as to obtain indoor personnel ’s Cold and hot feelings, and calculate the subjective comfort of the human body through big data, and divide it into 5 levels: "very cold, cold, comfortable, hot, very hot".
The air conditioner is equipped with two independent air supply systems. Through the layout of two motors, two fans on the left and right, and four air deflectors, the air supply area is divided into five air supply areas on the left, right, top and bottom. 2048 air supply modes, according to the personalized cooling and heating needs of different human bodies in the room, intelligently adjust the air conditioner wind speed, air volume, wind direction and temperature and other parameters to accurately meet the different comfort levels of each person in the same environment.
This is not the first time Haier products have used Covestro's innovative material solutions. The two sides have formed a cooperative relationship since Haier was founded in 1984, when Covestro (formerly Bayer MaterialScience) began to supply Haier with raw materials needed for refrigerator insulation. In October 2017, Covestro and Haier signed a global strategic cooperation agreement to extend their ten-year partnership to the global level. Both parties continue to develop advanced products and use the latest material solutions to meet the global home appliance industry market demand .