Continental Structural Plastics
255 Rex Blvd.
Auburn Hills , MI 48326 US
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Composites fare well at 2020 PACE Awards
This year’s automotive supplier award winners included composite bumper beam, liftgate and pickup box applications.
Enabling a circular economy approach to advanced composites innovation, manufacturing and use, Part 2
IACMI chief technology officer Uday Vaidya reflects on IACMI’s role in improving composites’ recyclability and reusability.
The markets: Automotive (2020)
As the global auto industry hurtles toward its confrontation with US fuel economy and European Union (EU) emissions standards in 2017, the pressure built to find more radical solutions to lightweighting.
IACMI: Driving innovation in the advanced composites industry
Since its start in 2015, the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has come a long way in its mission of advancing composites innovation. CTO Uday Vaidya reflects on the past five years.
2019 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards winners announced
Among the winners and finalists, a wide range of technologies demonstrate composites’ benefits for ground transportation.
Carbon fiber/epoxy for automotive mass reduction, mass production
IACMI precompetitive research explores carbon fiber-reinforced prepreg, SMC with novel matrix for structural passenger-car applications.
Continental Structural Plastics breaks ground on facility in Seguin, Texas
The 200,000 square-foot composite automotive component manufacturing facility is expected to open by 2021.
2019 CAMX award, ACE winners illustrate industry trends
Among this year’s award winners are Continental Structural Plastics, the Institut fur Textiltecnik of RWTH Aachen University, LyondellBasell, Fortify, Spirit AeroSystems and more.
Compression presses keep evolving in response to composites innovation
Shorter, lighter, smaller footprint Fiberpress machines are ideal for facilities with lower ceilings, automated production lines.
CSP to supply Ford with composite engine shroud
The SMC dual wall dash shroud, developed for the 2020 Ford Explorer, is said to reduce powertrain noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) compared to metal.
Teijin and AEV Robotics to co-develop lightweight solutions for next-gen auto
AEV Robotics Modular Vehicle System components to use Teijin’s advanced materials such as polycarbonate resin, carbon and aramid fibers, and composites technologies.
Sereebo CFRTP sheets: "Saving the Earth"
Teijin’s carbon fiber/thermoplastic material, used in the CarbonPro pickup box, was developed with CO2 reduction in mind.
CarbonPro box: new forming process
From materials to assembly, the carbon fiber composite CarbonPro box manufacturing process features innovative, automated preforming technologies.
Chopped carbon fiber, polyamide and innovation redefine the modern pickup truck bed
CarbonPro, the first thermoplastic composite box, boosts damage resistance, reduces mass 28 kg, scales to high production volumes.
GM recognizes CSP, Teijin with Innovation Award
The companies were honored for the development and execution of the CarbonPro pickup box.
Teijin's Sereebo CFRTP used in GM high-volume vehicles
The carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) material will be available this year in CarbonPro pickup boxes for select GM truck models.
Autocomposites: Impact shield protects 12-volt battery in severe crash
GMT protection buys time for offboarding emergency services call before battery shorts out.
CSP VICTALL partners with JMC on first composite pickup box in China
The composite pickup box, developed by CSP VICTALL, will be featured on Jiangling Motors Corp.’s Yuhu 3 and Yuhu 5 pickup trucks.
Teijin develops multi-material, lightweight automotive side door module
The module is made from carbon fiber sheet molded compound (SMC), glass fiber SMC and unidirectional glass fiber-reinforced plastics (GFRP) to offer both high strength and low weight.
2019 North American International Auto Show: An unclear future for autocomposites?
Columnist Dale Brosius reflects on the insights — and lack thereof — he gained into current and upcoming autocomposites at 2019’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
Would you like carbon fiber with that car?
The challenge for composites use to grow in the automotive industry is making the advantages of autocomposites appealing not only to OEMs, but to car consumers.