23 April 2007
23 April 2007
Faurecia has chosen Saint-Gobain Twintex Long Glass Fiber Pellets (GFL) to build the new Dodge Nitro door module.
This new door module offers considerable advantages in terms of costs, weight saving of 25%, quality, acoustic performance and ease of assembly.
Faurecia and DaimlerChrysler Corporation were honoured at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) 36th annual International Automotive Innovation Awards gala (USA) for the innovative use of plastics in the chassis: Hardware category. Faurecia’s third generation Highly Integrated Door module was recognized for the integration of a rail-less window regulator on the all new-2007 Dodge Nitro.
The GFL Twintex TP PP 75 TP201 offers a choice of additives and a high glass concentration. Saint-Gobain Vetrotex say that it helps suppliers optimize formulations for dilution and long glass fibre dispersion in the mix, and that manufacturers guarantee the mechanical properties of their pieces and decrease the cost of raw materials.
Saertex is introducing two new products focusing on fire protection.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)’s composites research and development was on display when the Centre for Future Materials (CFM) held its inaugural Open Day.