Underbody aero shield

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Underbody aero shield – SPE Automotive finalist 

  • SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition 2015 finalist – Category: Environmental
  • OEM Make & Model: 2016 Ford Motor Co. Ford Fusion midsize sedan
  • Tier Supplier/Processor: US Farathane Corp.
  • Material Supplier / Toolmaker: US Farathane Corp.
  • Material / Process: PET fibers / compression molding
  • Description: In this application, underbody shields using virgin glass/PP LWRT composites were replaced by a material made from PET fibers, half of which were sourced from recycled water bottles. The result was lower cabin noise/better acoustics, better thermal performance, a 2% cost savings, and a more environmentally responsible solution.
Underbody aero shields

Underbody aero shields (source: SPE)

 

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