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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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Aluminum can boost fuel economy by 18% at a cost of $1 per kg

Friday, April 26th, 2013 | Permalink

A recent study by the EDAG Group (Fulda, Germany) commissioned by the Aluminum in Transportation Group of the US Aluminum Association indicates that an all-aluminum body in white (BIW) could deliver potential mass savings in the 35-40 percent range over a base steel BIW. This, when combined with secondary mass savings and other design changes, could reportedly boost fuel economy by around 18 percent. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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