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Semperit AG Selected MSC Software's Marc to Optimize the Development of Elastomeric Products

Austrian Industrial Group Expands Its Nonlinear Analysis Capabilities With the Addition of Marc Simulation Software (April 19, 2012)

SANTA ANA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/19/12 -- MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that Semperit AG Holding has expanded its analysis capabilities with the addition of MSC Software's Marc nonlinear and multiphysics solution, and is converting to the MasterKey Plus licence system. Semperit AG is active in the international rubber and plastics industry and uses finite element (FE) software to examine material deformations, optimize surfaces and improve the properties of product components.

Semperit AG produces a variety of different rubber and plastic products, all of which are rigorously tested during product development. The company uses Marc primarily for optimizing component geometries. Its engineers are especially interested in the maximum stresses and equivalent strains that occur during product use. Another key motivation for using Marc is the reduction of development costs. In some cases, Marc is used to reduce the use of materials for the product, and to investigate different scenarios including stress states of hydraulic hoses, sealing profile behavior or the component load of conveyor belts.

"Marc has helped us develop a deeper understanding for our products," said Stephan Reinthaler, engineer in the Central Process Engineering and Product Testing department at Semperit AG. "We are now capable of simulating component behavior under real-life conditions. Over the last several years, MSC Software has further developed the ability to simulate contact between deformable bodies and between deformable and rigid bodies. This has significantly improved the convergence and analysis speed of our complex models."

About Semperit
Semperit AG Holding is a leading global, Austrian-based industrial group achieving growth in the fields of medicine and manufacturing industries. The long-standing tradition of the company, which focuses on the development, production and sale of high quality rubber and plastics products, dates back to 1824. The Semperit Group occupies a market-leading position in international markets based on the two sectors of its business operations, medicine (medical gloves and protective gloves for industrial applications) and industry (hydraulic and industrial hoses, conveyor belts, construction profiles, industrial moulded parts, handrails, cable car technology and rubber sheeting). The publicly listed Semperit Group achieved an increase in revenue of 18.9% to EUR 820.0 million in the 2011 financial year. The Group is supported by 21 production plants and numerous sales and marketing offices in Europe, Asia and America. The Group employs an average of 7,833 people globally, with 702 of those employed in Austria. For more information, visit www.semperit.at


About MSC Software
MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and the worldwide leader in multidiscipline simulation. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,000 professionals in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC Software's products and services, please visit: www.mscsoftware.com

The MSC Software corporate logo, Simulating Reality, MSC Nastran, Patran, Adams, Actran, Dytran, Easy5, Marc, MSC, Masterkey, Masterkey Plus, Mvision, SimDesigner, SimManager, and SimXpert are trademarks or registered trademarks of the MSC Software Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. NASTRAN is a registered trademark of NASA. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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