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BASF Demonstrates the Importance of Automotive Composites for Lightweighting

Oct 17, 2018

BASF Demonstrates the Importance of Automotive Composites for Lightweighting

Bio-Based Foam, a New Sustainable and Lightweight Automotive Material

Aug 09, 2018

Bio-Based Foam, a New Sustainable and Lightweight Automotive Material

5 Ways Material Science Is Driving Autonomous Vehicle Safety and Design

Jul 10, 2018

5 Ways Material Science Is Driving Autonomous Vehicle Safety and Design

Six Ways Materials Can Enhance Ride-Hailing Vehicles

Mar 05, 2018

Six Ways Materials Can Enhance Ride-Hailing Vehicles

Latest Material and Battery Technology Trends for Electric Vehicles

Sep 11, 2017

Electric Vehicle Battery Technology and Material Solutions

Ultramid Endure Plastics Take the Heat of Turbo Technology

May 09, 2017

Ultramid Endure Plastics Take the Heat of Turbo Technology

Automotive Lightweighting: 3 Industry-Leading Innovations

Apr 18, 2017

Automotive Lightweighting: 3 Industry-Leading Innovations

BASF's Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

Jan 09, 2017

BASF's Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

Hyundai RN30: Innovations Driving Race Car Performance

Oct 18, 2016

Hyundai RN30: Innovations Driving Race Car Performance

BASF Demonstrates the Importance of Automotive Composites for Lightweighting

Oct 17, 2018

BASF Demonstrates the Importance of Automotive Composites for Lightweighting

The use of automotive composites offers lightweighting advantages, helping automakers create vehicle parts with reduced weight and improved performance and strength. Fiber-reinforced composites can compete with traditional materials and are well-suited for both interior and exterior applications.

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Bio-Based Foam, a New Sustainable and Lightweight Automotive Material

Aug 09, 2018

Bio-Based Foam, a New Sustainable and Lightweight Automotive Material

Sustainability remains a top priority for automakers, despite the Environmental Protection Agency's recent proposal to scale back fuel-economy standards.

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5 Ways Material Science Is Driving Autonomous Vehicle Safety and Design

Jul 10, 2018

5 Ways Material Science Is Driving Autonomous Vehicle Safety and Design

As the race to fully autonomous vehicles continues, the technology that enables this revolution poses the biggest challenges - as well as the biggest opportunities - the automotive industry has ever seen.

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Six Ways Materials Can Enhance Ride-Hailing Vehicles

Mar 05, 2018

Six Ways Materials Can Enhance Ride-Hailing Vehicles

By 2030 ride-hailing is expected to be a $285 billion industry, with 97 million ride-hailing trips occurring daily around the world, according to Goldman Sachs.

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Latest Material and Battery Technology Trends for Electric Vehicles

Sep 11, 2017

Electric Vehicle Battery Technology and Material Solutions

It is estimated that 5 to 8 percent of all vehicle production will be made up of pure electric, full hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2020, but automakers today are focusing on technologies that will help these vehicles go farther at a price point that attracts the average driver.

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Ultramid Endure Plastics Take the Heat of Turbo Technology

May 09, 2017

Ultramid Endure Plastics Take the Heat of Turbo Technology

By 2020, the number of powertrains using forced induction to boost power and acceleration is expected to be as high as 60 percent, with passenger vehicles and pickup trucks using turbo technology.

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Automotive Lightweighting: 3 Industry-Leading Innovations

Apr 18, 2017

Automotive Lightweighting: 3 Industry-Leading Innovations

When it comes to mega trends driving today's global auto industry, the advancements and materials that are helping manufacturers cut vehicle weight to meet stringent emissions standards are at the forefront.

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BASF's Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

Jan 09, 2017

BASF's Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

Ford Motor Co. wanted to introduce an innovative seating architecture for the highly anticipated, all-new Lincoln Continental. When overhauling the system, the automaker was looking to lightweight the front row seats in this iconic luxury vehicle, making the transition from metal to plastic material without sacrificing the inclusion of best-in-class comfort features.

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Hyundai RN30: Innovations Driving Race Car Performance

Oct 18, 2016

Hyundai RN30: Innovations Driving Race Car Performance

BASF RN30 project coordinators - Nok-young Choi and Billy Kim - share a behind the scenes look at the creation of this chemistry supercharged, high-performance vehicle.

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