OPTIPLAN to present composite material for commercial vehicles

OPTIPLAN’s POLYDET PowerStar Plus is designed to help to achieve a reduced vehicle weight and thus higher payload as well as lower fuel consumption and pollutant emission.

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Fiber-reinforced plastic web manufacturer OPTIPLAN (Oelsnitz, Germany) announced in July it will present POLYDET PowerStar Plus, a high-performance material for lightweight design of vehicle bodies, at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 trade fair in Hannover, Germany (hall 27, stand E29).

Used as inner and outer cover layer of the side panels, the high-tech composite is designed to help to achieve a reduced vehicle weight and thus higher payload as well as lower fuel consumption and pollutant emission. The lightweight, fiber-reinforced plastic in sandwich composite has a 0.7 mm thickness yet provides for stable and solid side panels.

POLYDET PowerStar Plus is made of glass fibers and resin and is finished with a sealing gelcoat. The side panel is designed with a single plastic web in length and height to provide the tightness of the vehicle body. The single web solution eliminates potential moisture penetration areas where multiple panels meet, serving to protect the interior of the vehicle from moisture.