13 March 2018
13 March 2018
Chem-Trend is leveraging its advanced die cast and composite technologies to help automotive partners make electric vehicles and lightweighting for fuel efficiency a reality.
Using lighter components allows long range e-mobility and greater efficiency for electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles and fuel cell cars. Lighter components are also relevant for high performance sports cars and fuel-efficient combustion engine cars for improved gas mileage.
“Composite materials are increasingly being considered for automotive applications to reduce the overall weight for vehicles, whether they are electric or traditional combustion engines," reports Amanda Pugh, Business Development Director - Rubber and Composites, Chem-Trend. "The main advantages are strength and lightweight along with flexibility in design.”
Chem-Trend’s Composites product line offers solutions designed for manufacturing several automotive composite parts focused on e-mobility and fuel efficiency:
Gestamp has won the JEC Automotive Application Innovation Award 2018 for the development of a new composite chassis concept.
Aston Martin and Dow have announced the continuation of their technical development partnership, paving the way for further joint advancement to drive innovation and engineering excellence.
The JEC World 2018 Innovation Awards ceremony took place on 7 March, opened by a presentation by Yves Rossy, aircraft pilot and inventor of the first jet-powered wingpack.