Archive for March, 2018

Novelis Aluminum for the Electric Taxi

By on March 20, 2018 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Novelis Aluminum for the Electric Taxi

Novelis Inc., a major supplier of aluminum rolled products and recycler of aluminum, announced it would be supplying premium aluminum products for the London EV Company’s (LEVC) new TX electric taxi. The TX electric taxi is a brand-new, zero-emissions capable cab built on an aluminum frame in the U.K. The aluminum frame has lightweight aluminum […]

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Lighter Pickups

By on March 10, 2018 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Lighter Pickups

According to a recent report on Trucks.Com, the lightweighting trend has deeply impacted the pickup truck universe this year. As the report makes clear, a series of popular pickups weighed less when their newest models debuted earlier this year at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. The 2019 Ram 1500 pickup from Fiat Chrysler […]

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Car Door Life Cycle Assessment

Car Door Life Cycle Assessment

SABIC, a Saudi Arabia-based petrochemical manufacturer, released results of its 2018 life-cycle assessment of car side doors manufactured using hybrid materials. Among these materials were laminates with SABIC’s continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite (CFRTC), the UDMAX™ GPP 45-70 tape, which was designed to improve compliance with energy and emissions regulations. The assessment compared the side door […]

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