Lightweight Materials for Cars
Automobiles can be safe and sound without being weighed down by metal. Structural composites are lightweight, fatigue resistant and easily molded to shape, making them ideal substitutes for components in a car’s frame, body, or suspension. Give drivers the energy efficient, materially advanced automobile that will give them peace of mind on every trip.
- Chassis stiffeners and braces are often made of steel or aluminum. Lighten up with thermoset structural composites
- Metal structures restrict your design options. Polystrand™ thermoplastic structural composites give you the chance to flex your creative muscle
- Remove weight, not strength, by replacing the metal in your brackets with OnForce™ LFT long fiber materials
|Glasforms™||Pultruded thermoset composites||Stiffness||Fatigue strength|
|Polystrand™||Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites||Stiffness||Ability to post-form|
|OnForce™ LFT||Long fiber reinforced plastics||High Stiffness||Good impact in structural and metal replacement applications|