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:
Polyscope Polymers is this year’s winner of the JEC Innovation Award in the Automotive Application category.
SABIC announced at JEC World 2019 a new, cutting-edge technology for producing lightweight, cost-effective and recyclable vehicle panels using its UDMAX tape, a unidirectional, fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite.
Solvay is displaying a thermoplastic composite automotive component on its stand at JEC World 2019.