Zone: Automotive Composites
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Composites have long been used in autos and trucks, primarily under the hood and in interiors. High-performance have used carbon fiber for many years, and now new high-speed manufacturing technology is allowing carbon fiber to move into production vehicles.


Most Recent Content: Automotive Composites
Automotive CFRP: Repair or replace?

As more carbon composites are used on structural car components, how will crash damage be assessed and repairs be made?
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Hexcel carbon multiaxials used for Zenos E10 chassis CompositesWorld

The engineered carbon fiber multiaxial fabrics ensure that the sports car's floor structure can withstand high seat belt pull-out loads in the event of a crash.

EconCore, Fynotej enter into a license agreement CompositesWorld

The license focuses initially on honeycomb sandwich panels made of polypropylene thermoplastic material for automotive applications.

Explosion at BASF chemical plant in Germany CompositesWorld

Two people dead and several injured from an explosion at BASF’s production site in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Firestone Fibers & Textiles acquires interest in Rapid Composites affiliate CompositesWorld

Collaboration aims for exciting developments in future composites.

PolyOne’s carbon fiber underbody brace used for C7 Chevrolet Corvette CompositesWorld

Advanced composite underbody braces (available as a performance upgrade for all C7 Corvettes) reportedly reduce weight and increase flexural stiffness versus aluminum.

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