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Basalt Composite Wins SPE Automotive Innovation Award

26 November 2006

At its 36th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala on November 13, the Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers announced category and Grand Award winners for this year’s Most Innovative Use of Plastics competition.

The Environmental category winner was the Fiberglass-Free Headliner on the ’07 MY Honda Motor Company Honda® Acura® MDX SUV. This application uses a non-glass-fiber reinforcement, which enables complete disposal (incineration) of the headliner by the OEM vehicle recycler. Incinerating fiberglass headliners causes huge disposal issues, especially in Japan and Europe. The basalt-reinforced PP composite meets the OEM’s disposal requirements without incinerator contamination issues





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