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:
Project 12 has collaborated with Total Composite Solutions (TCS), the UK partner of Microtex, on automotive OEM projects for bespoke carbon parts.
Premium Aerotec, Faurecia Clean Mobility and Solvay have launched the research group IRG CosiMo: Composites for Sustainable Mobility, which will focus on the development of materials and process technologies to enable the high volume production of thermoplastic composites for the aerospace and automotive markets.
Covestro is pushing ahead with developing and marketing its continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites by introducing Maezio as brand name.