Johnson Controls

Manufactures automotive interior seating, instrument panels, floor consoles, door panels, headliners and overhead systems and overhead consoles.

PO Box 8010
49200 Halyard Dr.
Plymouth, MI 48170 US


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Ford Motor Co. composites research team

Autocomposites from waste: Garbage in, valuable, functional parts out
Automakers explore use of waste materials to make commercial car parts.

vacuum infusion

Fabrication methods
There are numerous methods for fabricating composite components. Selection of a method for a particular part, therefore, will depend on the materials, the part design and end-use or application. Here's a guide to selection.

Recycled carbon fiber update: Closing the CFRP lifecycle loop
Commercial production of recycled carbon fiber currently outpaces applications for it, but materials characterization and new technology demonstrations promise to close the gap.

CAMISMA’s car seat back: Hybrid composite for high volume
Recycled fibers, in-situ polymerized PA12 and steel inserts combined in one-shot process to cut weight 40 percent at competitive cost, cycle time and safety.

Sitting pretty: Car seat concept scores a first
Automotive supplier’s reinforced thermoplastic back frame curtails weight and simplifies molding/styling tasks.

Automotive, going forward?
CT editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan asks when, if and how composites professionals will be ready to meet the challenges of significant use of carbon fiber composites in automobiles.

NAIAS: Detroit auto show spotlights plug-ins/hybrids
Overflow crowds, up about 3 to 5 percent over attendance last year, descended on this year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Mich.

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.

CAMISMA project aims to employ recycled carbon fiber in automotive parts
With an eye to reducing a vehicle’s weight and its carbon footprint, a collaborative project called CAMISMA (carbon fiber-amid-metallic structural interior component using a multimaterial approach), supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is funding research to combine steel and light alloys with fiber-reinforced composites, including carbon fiber, in hybrid automotive designs.

SAMPE 2011 Long Beach Product Showcase
Huge show, huge new product offerings … huge success.

Evonik leads venture to develop lightweight automotive materials
Evonik, Toho Tenax and other organizations have formed CAMIMSA, which aims to develop new materials and processes that integrate composites and metallic components to reduce auto weight.

Meridian Green Car Conf booth

Green Car Conference looks at sustainable vehicles
Well-attended first-time event marred by lack of composites industry representation.

Genus automobile seat

Tailored carbon fiber blanks to move into steel stamping arena
Reduced scrap and cost driving forces behind new technique for automotive industry.

Product Categories of Johnson Controls

Composite Structures & Components
  • Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)