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CSP Advanced Materials Center unveils composite battery enclosure and material innovations

CSP Advanced Materials Center unveils composite battery enclosure and material innovations
Transition into broader R&D capabilities include honeycomb manufacturing process for ultra-lightweight Class A panels and a full-sized, multi-material battery enclosure featuring a one-piece composite cover.

The markets: Automotive (2021)
Composites continue measured growth as the global automotive industry, driven by zero-emissions goals toward increased electrification, seeks to reduce vehicle weight and improve performance.

CSP fine-tunes CF-RTM process, launches production programs

CSP fine-tunes CF-RTM process, launches production programs
The carbon fiber RTM press will be installed at the CSP facility in Palmela, Portugal in order to run the company's first commercial applications using this technology.

Inapal Plásticos manufactures SMC body panel for European SUV

Inapal Plásticos manufactures SMC body panel for European SUV
A range of SMC components are being manufactured, from under hood to underbody and Class A components, and will provide the new luxury SUV with reduced part complexity and weight.

Continental Structural Plastics develops composite EV battery enclosures

Continental Structural Plastics develops composite EV battery enclosures
CSP’ lightweight composite and multi-material battery covers meet stringent static, dynamic and regulatory requirements for automakers.   

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Composites-intensive masterwork: 2020 Corvette, Part 2
Innovative composite materials trim mass, costs and noise on the high-volume mid-engine sports car.

Composites fare well at 2020 PACE Awards

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

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.

IACMI: Driving innovation in the advanced composites industry

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

2019 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards winners announced
Among the winners and finalists, a wide range of technologies demonstrate composites’ benefits for ground transportation.

IACMI Project 3.2 tools

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Seerebo carfon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite

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.

carbon fiber pickup box

CarbonPro box: new forming process
From materials to assembly, the carbon fiber composite CarbonPro box manufacturing process features innovative, automated preforming technologies.

carbon fiber pickup box

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.

CarbonPro pickup box

GM recognizes CSP, Teijin with Innovation Award
The companies were honored for the development and execution of the CarbonPro pickup box.

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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.

Product Categories of Continental Structural Plastics

Fabricating Services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Compression molding
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Moldmaking and patternmaking
  • Thermoset materials
    • Compression molding
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
Composite Structures & Components
  • Automotive, body panels & substructures
  • Other composite structures