Plastics Newsletter – Automotive Edition – Dec 11, 2014



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Johnson Controls achieves 40% lighter seats

  • Symbiosis between steel, FRP, carbon fiber non-woven and thermoplastic tapes
  • Attachment parts reduced from 12 to one


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Toyoda Gosei develops world’s first Lacquer Black Plating for plastics

  • Novel plating system
  • Darkness of color sensation increased by 30%

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Hyundai Motorsport relies on side impact protection made from EPP

  • Expanded polypropylene combines high energy absorption with low weight
  • Good resilience after multiple impact loads

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Röchling Automotive employs software to design filter elements

  • Simulation of single measurements within a few hours instead of several weeks
  • Number of different filters used across a model range can be reduced

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Laser treatment of stainless steel enables reliable bonding

  • Laser treatment as SACO alternative
  • Two-component polyurethane for bonding


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Injection Moulding Conference 2014: 02-03 Dec 2014, Aachen, Germany
Plastics in Automotive Engineering 2014: 18-19 Mar 2015, Mannheim, Germany
Feiplastic: 04-08 May 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Chinaplas 2015: 20-23 May 2015, Guangzhou, China



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