Lightweighting News and Notes

Long associated with lightweighting, Kureha Microspheres are a volumetric filler for both binder and fibrous materials. They are up to 85% lighter than mineral alternatives and are low VOC.

Current Administration Challenging 2016 (TAR)

The (TAR) Technology Assessment Report stated that affirmed by the EPA in 2017 confirmed CAFE standards set forth were technologically feasible and that benefits far exceeded costs. The administration wants to freeze those standards. (Read More)

Cooper Licenses Fortex™ to PolyOne corp

Cooper is tapping PolyOne’s sales force to extend it’s market for the lightweight elastomer to markets outside of automotive. (Read More)

Automotive Lightweighting Conference

A new generation of electric vehicles requires a new generation of lightweighting approaches. (Read More)

Shaving Vehicle Weight Too Expensive? Try Adding Horsepower?

Every 10% reduction in vehicle weight translates to a 6-7% increase in fuel economy. Not exciting enough? The slow walk of shaving vehicle weight may go from evolution to revolution with EV’s where the bar is even higher. (Read More)

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