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TI Automotive opens fuel tank molding plant in China

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 | Permalink

Automotive fluid systems supplier TI Automotive (Auburn Hills, MI) has inaugurated its newest fuel tank systems production facility in Guangzhou, southern China. The 67,000-square-foot facility is TI Automotive’s second fuel tank production facility within China and produces blow-molded plastic fuel tanks for Nissan, Toyota, Peugeot Citröen and Qoros. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Automotive engineers see stronger regulations on the horizon, says DuPont-sponsored survey

Monday, August 26th, 2013 | Permalink

With automotive regulations governing fuel economy and CO 2 emissions being discussed globally, nearly half of automotive engineers predict those regulations will strengthen, according to a WardsAuto and DuPont (Wilmington, DE) survey conducted in July this year. Only eight percent predict regulations will relax, primarily due to economic and cost issues, and one-fourth expect no change, the results show. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  automobile lightweighting plastic read more

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Plastic oil sumps offer further lightweighting options

Friday, June 21st, 2013 | Permalink

Engineering plastics suppliers have uncovered another application where their offerings can substitute heavier incumbent metal technology as evidenced by two recent developments that assist auto and truck makers in improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Teijin: Full polycarbonate auto glazing a long-term proposition

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 | Permalink

While full vehicle polycarbonate (PC) glazing would enable an attractive 30-40% weight reduction over glass in an era where automakers are prioritizing lightweighting in order to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy, widespread adoption is at least five years away according to materials supplier Teijin (Tokyo), a leading proponent of the shift away from glass. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Lightweight handcrafted hybrid heavy on CFRP, aluminum

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 | Permalink

The XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle from Volkswagen has gone into limited production at the automaker’s Osnabrück plant in Germany with carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminum dominating as materials of construction. The vehicles boasts fuel consumption of just 0.9 l/100 km (approx. 261 mpg US). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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