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EIB Invests in Lightweighting

By on August 1, 2019 in IN THE NEWS
EIB Invests in Lightweighting

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will finance the innovation strategy of Spanish firm Cikautxo, a specialist in the production of plastic and rubber components for the automotive sector. The company will seek to implement new, more sustainable production processes enabling the development of products for less-polluting vehicles. EIB and Cikautxo are securing a loan from […]

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Lightweighting and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By on August 1, 2019 in IN THE NEWS
Lightweighting and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

University of Toronto and Ford R&D researchers have determined that lightweighting will be effective in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission over the next 10 to 20 years. Conventional powertrain vehicles are expected to be dominant during that time. Their study, “A Dynamic Fleet Model of U.S Light-Duty Vehicle Lightweighting and Associated Greenhouse Gas Emissions from […]

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Lightweight Car Sharing in China

By on July 31, 2019 in IN THE NEWS
Lightweight Car Sharing in China

Two hundred lightweight Grove hydrogen passenger cars will be available soon for rental in China. The Chongqing Nan’an District government, Chongqing Panda Automobile Rental Company and Chongqing Geosciences Industry Technology Institute Co. signed a three-party strategic cooperation agreement to launch the hydrogen “sharing car” project, which will be the first of its kind in the […]

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JBM Group Acquires Majority Stake in Linde-Wiemann

By on July 29, 2019 in IN THE NEWS
JBM Group Acquires Majority Stake in Linde-Wiemann

The Indian company, JBM Group, has acquired 60-percent interest in Germany’s Linde-Wiemann GmbH KG, a manufacturer of complex structural components and assemblies supplying to global automakers. The acquisition will bring new products, global customers and new German technologies to the JBM Group that will not only help in expanding its global footprint, but will also […]

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Next-Generation Glass Fiber Composite

Next-Generation Glass Fiber Composite

ENOLIT GOR, a leader in the automotive extrusion and thermoforming market, has seen demand for its innovative RENOLIT TECNOGOR take off as the next-generation, safe, clean, 100-percent recyclable glass fiber composite for automotive interior applications. Tier 1 thermoformers combine superior part performance with consistent quality, higher productivity and lower costs of the production process, which […]

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Lightweighting Pushes AHSS Market

Lightweighting Pushes AHSS Market

A study published by Fact.MR takes a look at the advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) market. They expect applications for AHSS to rise in automobiles. The role of advanced high-strength steel will become crucial in enhancing fuel economy, crash safety and engine performance, making it a practical investment in the automotive sector. The demand for advanced […]

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New Super Magnesium Alloy

New Super Magnesium Alloy

ALLITE® Inc., a full-service material sciences organization that develops and manufactures high-performance metal alloys, has added something notable to its product line— ALLITE Super Magnesium™ WE54. Designed for superior castability, it is 25-percent stronger than the traditional high-performance cast magnesium AZ91. Due to the alloy’s performance under extreme temperatures, ALLITE Super Magnesium WE54 will primarily […]

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Water-Injection Technology is Key to Lightweighting of Automotive Door Panel

By on May 25, 2019 in IN THE NEWS
Water-Injection Technology is Key to Lightweighting of Automotive Door Panel

Renault turns to thermoplastics. For several decades, thermoplastic and thermoset materials have been used in the automotive industry, with steady improvement in thermal and mechanical characteristics, processing behavior and end-product quality. At the same time, manufacturers have been responding to customer demand for connectivity, autonomous operation and comfort features that add to the overall driving […]

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Carbon Composites Innovations

Carbon Composites Innovations

Williams Advanced Engineering has introduced its proprietary, patent-pending innovations in carbon composites and the benefits they offer to the automotive industry and beyond. The company developed a pair of innovative technologies that promise a step-change in the affordability of composite materials. Known as 223™ and Racetrak™, these technologies offer comparable performance to existing composites solutions, […]

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NREL PROJECTS: Upcycling Plastics & Carbon-Fiber Research

NREL PROJECTS: Upcycling Plastics & Carbon-Fiber Research

The federal lab is exploring ways to aid the environment with new products. One day, a plastic Coca-Cola bottle may turn into a lightweight headlamp housing or battery casing if a research team at the National Renewable Energy Labratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., can scale up a process it has achieved on the laboratory bench […]

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