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Renewable Wood-Based Carbon Fiber Used to Build Car Prototype

Renewable Wood-Based Carbon Fiber Used to Build Car Prototype

The world's first model car comprising wood-based carbon fiber roof and battery was produced by a group of Swedish researchers. Many decades ago, station wagons have wooden paneling; however, this was merely for aesthetics. The vision behind using wood in this current research is to decrease vehicle weight using renewable materials. [More]
Chalmers Researcher Alters Microstructure of Magnesium Alloys to Decrease Weight of Vehicles

Chalmers Researcher Alters Microstructure of Magnesium Alloys to Decrease Weight of Vehicles

By changing the microstructure in magnesium alloys, Mohsen Esmaily, researcher in Atmospheric Corrosion at Chalmers, has succeeded in improving possibilities for the transport sector to use these materials to decrease the weight of vehicles. [More]
Winter Woes Could be Relieved by Self-Heating Lithium-Ion Battery

Winter Woes Could be Relieved by Self-Heating Lithium-Ion Battery

A lithium-ion battery capable of self heating even if the temperature is less than 32°F can prove to be comforting as it could relieve winter "range anxiety" for owners of electric vehicles, according to a research team from Penn State and EC Power, State College. This self-heating battery also has a wide range of applications. [More]
BMW 7 Series Features Hexcel’s Innovative CFRP Technology

BMW 7 Series Features Hexcel’s Innovative CFRP Technology

Hexcel is pleased to have its innovative CFRP technology introduced in the BMW 7 Series where it is used to save weight and reinforce the metal shell of the B-pillar. Hexcel supplies BMW with preforms made of unidirectional carbon prepreg set in various orientations and combined with adhesive. The prepreg is made from Hexcel’s HexPly® M77 resin system that cures in 1.5 minutes at 160°C. [More]
BASF's Historic BMW Microcar Purchased for €26,099 in eBay Auction

BASF's Historic BMW Microcar Purchased for €26,099 in eBay Auction

BASF’s concept car MySetta was handed over today to its new owner. The historic BMW microcar was purchased for €26,099 in an eBay auction. BASF is rounding up this figure to €30,000 and donating the entire sum to the child rights organization Save the Children, which has partnered with BASF on various projects. The project partnership was agreed upon at the Creator Space tour stop in Mumbai. The Creator Space tour is a cornerstone of BASF’s anniversary celebrations. [More]
BOS Group Selects ELIX Polymers’ High Heat ABS for Production of Truck Roof Hatches

BOS Group Selects ELIX Polymers’ High Heat ABS for Production of Truck Roof Hatches

BOS Group, a leading supplier of innovative systems and components for the automotive industry, selected new High Heat ABS HH3114 from ELIX Polymers for the production of roof hatches for heavy duty trucks of a German premium automobile manufacturer. [More]
Bentley, Emerald Automotive and Nissan All Set to Benefit from the Lightweighting Excellence Programme Led by Sigmatex

Bentley, Emerald Automotive and Nissan All Set to Benefit from the Lightweighting Excellence Programme Led by Sigmatex

It has been announced today that three UK-based automotive OEMs - Bentley Motors Limited, Emerald Automotive LLC and Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd – are working closely with the Lightweighting Excellence Programme (LX) in order to achieve vehicle weight reduction. [More]
Vehicle Using Teijin’s Advanced Carbon Fiber Technology Wins Second Place in World’s Largest Solar Car Race

Vehicle Using Teijin’s Advanced Carbon Fiber Technology Wins Second Place in World’s Largest Solar Car Race

Teijin Group announced today that OWL, an advanced solar-powered car developed by Kogakuin University using Teijin carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP), finished in second place at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world’s largest solar car race, which was held in Australia from October 18 to 25.
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Tecman to Preview Dual Action Adhesive Technology at Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit

Tecman to Preview Dual Action Adhesive Technology at Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit

Tecman Speciality Materials Ltd is excited to announce they will be exhibiting at the GALM series Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing: Joining, Forming & Assembly Summit 2015 in Birmingham on 18-19th November 2015. [More]
Henkel to Unveil Bonderite duaLCys Process for Metalworking Industry at EMO Milano 2015

Henkel to Unveil Bonderite duaLCys Process for Metalworking Industry at EMO Milano 2015

Bonderite duaLCys process exploits lubricant-cleaner synergies to reduce costs, boost performance, save energy, lower waste generation, and improve working conditions. [More]