Plastics Newsletter – Automotive Edition – Feb 13, 2015



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Carbon frame design for automotive body

  • Car based on carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) tubes
  • “Floating” centre console beam connects passenger compartment and powertrain with carbon frame


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Composite replaces metal in automotive front floor module

  • Self-supporting, 100% made from composite
  • Composed of 5 composite parts, replacing 30 traditional steel parts

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BMW i8 features advanced polypropylene grades

  • Mineral-filled PP grade for the BMW i8 front bumper
  • IP carrier made from long glass fibre reinforced PP grade

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ContiTech develops first polyamide rear axle transmission crossbeam

  • 25% weight reduction compared to aluminum variant
  • Less noise and vibration despite high crash protection

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Street-legal Abarth features polycabonate glazing

  • Combination of PC resin & Exatec coating
  • 40% weight savings for front fixed window and sliding panel


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Pipeline Coating 2015: 17-19 Feb 2015, Vienna, Austria

Plastics in Automotive Engineering 2014: 18-19 Mar 2015, Mannheim, Germany

UTECH Europe 2015: 14–16 Apr 2015, Maastricht, the Netherlands

Feiplastic: 04-08 May 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Automotive Thermoplastic Composites: 07-09 May 2015, Stuttgart, Germany

Chinaplas 2015: 20-23 May 2015, Guangzhou, China




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