Archive for September, 2016

Aluminum Transportation Group Has New Leadership

By on September 27, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Aluminum Transportation Group Has New Leadership

“These new appointments will ensure that the aluminum industry’s transportation group remains well-positioned as the adoption of aluminum solutions continues to accelerate across the auto sector,” said Heidi Brock, Aluminum Association president and CEO.

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A Lighter Future with Thermoplastic Solutions

By on September 26, 2016 in DESIGN LINES, MATERIAL MATTERS
A Lighter Future with Thermoplastic Solutions

Answering the need of manufacturers for lightweight solutions, thermoplastic-based materials provide an array of properties that make them attractive, including low density, high strength and rigidity, and tailored thermal expansion properties with recyclability.

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Teijin to Acquire Continental Structural Plastics

By on September 13, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Teijin to Acquire Continental Structural Plastics

Teijin Limited announced that it has agreed to acquire Continental Structural Plastics Holdings Corporation (CSP), a major US-based automotive composite supplier, for $825 million.

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Dow Automotive Unveils New Resin System

By on September 12, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Dow Automotive Unveils New Resin System

Increasing use of lightweight materials in automotive is the driver behind development of a new series of epoxy intermediates by Dow Automotive Systems.

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EU News: Nifco Teams up with DuPont for New Lightweight Jaguar Project

By on September 1, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS
EU News: Nifco Teams up with DuPont for New Lightweight Jaguar Project

Specialist car parts manufacturer Nifco UK has released details of a cutting-edge new product, designed as part of the JLR Alive6 Project with government funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre.

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Volvo to Examine Lightweighting as Part of SuperTruck II Project

By on September 1, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS
Volvo to Examine Lightweighting as Part of SuperTruck II Project

Volvo Group will use alternative engine designs and an integrated systems approach to build a lightweight tractor-trailer concept that exceeds the freight efficiency goal of 100% improvement on a ton-mile-per-gallon basis

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