Aachen University center will focus on production of lightweight structures
The Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) in Aachen, Germany, will research materials and processes for high-volume manufacturing serving the oil and gas, water, infrastructure, construction and automotive end markets.
DuPont Automotive adds 8th Innovation Center near Detroit
Based in Troy, Mich., the new Center will focus on advancements that will increase automotive fuel economy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
High-temp thermoplastics: Higher Expectations
As the drive to greater fuel efficiency under the hood catches fire, fiber-reinforced thermoplastics prove they can take the heat.
Cleaner and greener: Bio-based end tanks
Plant-based polyamides break high-cost/low-performance paradigm to meet the demands of a challenging Toyota underhood application.
Under the hood: Thermoplastics tackle tough jobs
Reinforced plastics save weight and cost, increase underhood productivity.
Nylon targets underhood and other harsh environments
DuPont Performance Polymers has introduced a new line of nylon thermoplastic materials, Zytel PLUS nylon, that reportedly maintains performance despite exposure to hot oil, hot air, calcium chloride and other aggressive automotive chemicals.
ECO Elise concept: Lean, speedy and green
Focus on use of sustainable materials and cleaner manufacturing processes promises future Lotus customers “almost-guilt-free” performance.
DuPont expands Nomex production
DuPont is spending $100 million to expand Nomex production at location in Spain, the U.S. and Japan.
Green Car Conference looks at sustainable vehicles
Well-attended first-time event marred by lack of composites industry representation.
Composites Pick Up New Applications in Light Trucks
Long a bastion of steel, the tougher-duty pickup segment of the light truck market is warming to the benefits of composites.