11 June 2004
11 June 2004
Betafoam low-density acoustical foam from Dow Automotive helps manage road and chassis noise, vibration and harshness in the 2004 Cadillac SRX.
The higher-density structural foam provides stability and crash/energy management benefits to the A-pillar and longitudinal rails.
Betafoam, a two-part polyurethane foam, is typically injected into body cavities during vehicle assembly, where it cures almost immediately, providing an acoustical seal or near-immediate reinforcement of the vehicle’s body structure. For the Cadillac SRX, the Dow Automotive team provided application development, design, material expertise, product testing and evaluation at Dow Automotive's lab in Auburn Hills.
The material is now available in low-MDI formulations, thus relieving ventilation requirements in the assembly environment. Betafoam is available in several formulations including multiple grades of the new low-MDI material.
Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned a Compcut 200 composite plate saw at Renault Sport Racing in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) selected a lightweight FiberSPAN fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge deck, manufactured by Composite Advantage, for the Rugg Bridge on Route 57.
Electric GT Holdings and SPV Racing recently unveiled the race-ready version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The car features lightweight body parts made using Bcomp's ampliTex and powerRibs natural fibre composite reinforcement products, contributing to a 500 kg weight reduction over the road edition.