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Adhesives Ingredients
Online Course

Lightweighting Vehicles of the Future: Plastics & Composites Solutions

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Recorded on Sep 6, 2018

Get ready for the future! Meet automotive industry's new-age performance demands by identifying innovative multi-purpose plastics & composite solutions enabling weight reduction.

Don Rosato will review the latest breakthrough advances including: 

  • Adhesion & Interfacial Strength enhancing Ultra-Lite SMC specialty additives
  • 60% GF-reinforced PA 6 Brake Pedal Center Arm for high load requirements
  • Water Assist CFRP Molding for weight saving and boosting rigidity

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Donald Rosato Presented By:
Donald Rosato
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Innovation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

All vehicles of the future will need to meet the upcoming CAFÉ 2025 regulations. Each & every vehicle component’s lightweighting potential is currently under investigation. To meet these new-age performance demands while ensuring safety standards, you need to make the shift from conventional materials to multi-purpose plastics solutions. 

Don’t know where to begin? Join this course now and:

  1. Save time with a structured overview of today's best solutions for material substitution, optimization of component design and innovation in manufacturing processes

  2. Speed up your future R&D decisions with a clearer view on material requirements, technology advances & unmet needs of the automotive industry

  3. Strengthen your automotive part design strategy by reviewing latest smart material / tech innovations
Automotive Lightweighting Solutions

Who should view this course?

  • R&D professionals, Manufacturing engineers, Sales & Marketing Managers involved in technical & market watch
  • Part designers who need to review the new materials available to go further in weight saving
  • Raw material producers who want to understand how their innovations can fit in the market can also benefit from this course

Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during the session:

  1. Automotive Weight Saving Technologies Overview
    • Automotive Weight Saving Market Drivers
    • Automotive Weight Saving Technology Trends

  2. Advanced Composites for Lightweighting Solutions
    • Thermoplastic Composites (LFRTP, CFRTP…)
    • Natural Fiber Composites

  3. Other Weight Saving Material Advances
    • Thermosets and Thermoplastics
    • Bioplastics and Biocomposites
    • Competing Metal Materials

  4. Automotive Weight Saving Process Technologies

  5. Automotive Weight Saving Applications
    • Interior / Exterior
    • Under-the-Hood
    • Structural Metal Part Replacement

  6. The Future of Automotive Weight Saving

  7. Major Automotive Weight Saving Players/Related References

  8. 30 Mins Q&A session- ask your questions directly to the expert !

Have a query ? Email us for any help !

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Members Reviews

My background is in thermoplastics but this training showed that more material solutions would also offer weight saving. This would change my perspective on this subject.

Mark W. , from Solvay Advanced Polymers

Fast and easy way to learn about key trends and developments!

Christian K. , from Kraton Polymer GmbH

Gave a very good overview of technologies aimed at light weighting, much broader than we would normally be exposed to!

Norman B. , from Kraton Polymer GmbH

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