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New automotive applications for glass fiber composites are increasing every year. This is driven by the many benefits of composite materials including: parts consolidation, weight reduction versus steel, design freedom, high strength and toughness, corrosion resistance, abrasion and high temperature resistance. Low coefficient of thermal expansion, matching steel parts, enables efficient manufacturing process.

 

Main applications include:

 

Exterior body panels (fender, hoods, quarter panels and roof tops);

Closures: Doors, deck lids and lift gates;

Integrated Front Ends, Underbody shields and engine covers;

Load floors, Pick-up boxes and tonneau covers;

Instrument panels, door inserts and headliners;

Electrical and electronic components.

 

The related products are SMC,BMC,Chopped Strand MatRTM Core Mat etc.