Lightweight Materials

A high-performance concept car produced with lightweight plastics, eco-efficient materials and the very latest design concepts is on display for visitors for the duration of the K Show. more

K 2016

An Italian manufacturer has created a mannequin manufactured from polypropylene foam to create a recyclable, lightweight and more cost-effective product. more

Aug 25, 2016 2:44 PM Materials

The manufacturer of ARPRO, a lightweight, expanded polypropylene bead foam material, is set to increase capacity following strong growth. more

Aug 9, 2016 9:46 AM Materials

Solvay’s CEO has written an open letter to the pilots of the Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) solar airplane, thanking them for “12 extraordinary years” of big and small technical victories in sustainable materials development. more

Jul 26, 2016 9:41 AM Materials

Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Jose Cuervo, the world’s largest tequila brand, to explore the use of the producer’s agave plant byproduct to develop more sustainable bioplastics to employ in Ford vehicles. more

Jul 20, 2016 1:54 PM Materials

Car manufacturer, Toyota, has marked an industry first with the first production vehicle to feature a rear quarter window in polycarbonate (PC) material with a plasma-coat solution designed to deliver the highest level of durability performance. more

Jul 18, 2016 9:57 AM Materials

The use of plastics solutions from BASF are helping to improve the passenger experience in a new concept vehicle. more

Jul 18, 2016 9:57 AM Materials

An award-winning car seat for babies has achieved a 30 percent weight saving thanks to the use of an expanded polypropylene bead foam material in the design. more

Jul 6, 2016 9:00 AM Materials

The EPDA says the use of aviation grade plastics will play an “increasingly important role” in the future of aircraft design owing to their ability to both improve fuel efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of passenger flights. more

Jul 4, 2016 2:00 PM Materials

A lightweight, expanded polypropylene bead foam material has been used to achieve almost 3kg of weight savings, as well as reductions in CO2 emissions, in Peugeot’s 308 model. more

Apr 27, 2016 2:00 PM Materials

Solvay and The Boeing Company have announced that they are extending their partnership for the supply of adavnced materials for use in passenger aircraft through to 2020. more

Mar 7, 2016 2:27 PM Materials

Vehicles manufactured in the UK have been assigned a very special mission –to help 007 evade the enemy in the latest James Bond movie. more

Feb 10, 2015 11:20 AM Industry News

A ‘low-squeak’ grade of ARPRO, the specialist lightweight material from JSP, is making noise in the automotive market as manufacturers respond to customer demand for optimum driver comfort, even in entry-level vehicles. more

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