Crumple Zone

Crumple Zone Physics Demonstrate How Less Stiff Plastic Materials Can Help Prevent Injury and Save Lives

come to a complete stop, applying less force on passengers, which could help save their lives.1 When used in crumple zones, lightweight plastic components can help absorb energy and save

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Study Shows Polymer Composites Save Lives and Weight while Exceeding New NHTSA Frontal Oblique Crash Intrusion Requirements

…tested to view how they would perform in real life without having to build and crash a new car each time. This saves time, money and vehicle destruction! Using FEA,…

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The Strength & Safety of Lightweight Vehicles

…can save approximately 451 lives per billion miles traveled), the current political climate is espousing that the “relatively cost-effective technology option of vehicle lightweighting…will increase on-road fatalities.” The lightweighting materials…

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Crumple Zone Automotive Plastics in Chassis Exceeds New NHTSA Oblique Crash Requirements

New GMU Finite Element Analysis Shows Polymer Composites Save Lives and Weight while Exceeding New NHTSA Frontal Oblique Crash Intrusion Requirements…

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Lightweighting in Cars: One Weird Chart That Should Convince Auto Makers

Saves Lives New advocacy graphic demonstrates the roll of plastics and composite lightweighting in maintaining safety. Research shows that as cars lightweight, weight reductions alone can reduce traffic fatalities. More…

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How Automobile Lightweighting Is Done: The Coming Revolution

Saves Lives New advocacy graphic demonstrates the roll of plastics and composite lightweighting in maintaining safety. Research shows that as cars lightweight, weight reductions alone can reduce traffic fatalities. More…

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Lightweighting Becomes the Green Car of the Year

…EVs with practical skepticism for their day-to-day lives, due to the often limited driving ranges offered …until now. Enter the Chevy Bolt, 2017’s Green Car of the Year – Range:…

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Bumper Safety, Look and Feel

Bumper Safety, Look and Feel

A molded bumper system like this can reduce parts and is supported by a lightweight foam plastic energy absorber, which can save you money if it needs to be replaced…

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Composite Load Floors

Composite Load Floors

To save on fuel, one of the first things manufacturers look for is weight reduction, like in this van’s load floor. It uses plastic components to help increase fuel economy….

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