Intelligent, active and passive car safety systems
Future, Process automation, Trends, Safety
Year by year the automotive industry has implemented more and more modern and intelligent car safety systems. Over and over developing range of electronic solutions is to support drivers in demanding road conditions and increase the level of passenger and pedestrian life and health protection. It is a global trend, however, it is worth to remember that the most important element to guarantee the safety is a deliberate construction and passive systems in a car.
Cars with more plastics are back
Technology, Automotive industry, Materials
Nowadays, plastics account for about half of the volume of each standard car and one third of all components, and these values will increase in the coming years thanks to manufacturers’ efforts to reduce vehicle weight and increase fuel economy.
Knauf Industries among the best suppliers of Toyota Boshoku Europe
Technology, Automotive industry, Award
During the annual meeting of Toyota Boshoku Europe with automotive suppliers in Zaventem in Belgium, Knauf Industries received the bronze award for exemplary deliveries of automotive components.
Electric cars, 3D printing and sustainable development: plastics will be the hero of the challenges facing automotive in 2020
Future, Injection molded parts, Trends, Innovation
Innovation and sustainable development are megatrends that have been observed in recent years and the primary objectives of the automotive industry for 2020. As the industry goes in this direction, the amount of plastics in cars will continue to grow.
Plastics and the automotive industry: a common history
Injection molded parts, Automotive industry, History
In the 1960’s, new discoveries in the field of polymers made it possible to develop thermosetting polymers such as polypropylene, a type of plastic commonly applied in modern vehicles. Its numerous mechanical properties, light weight, and the fact that it is 100% recyclable mean that polypropylene now makes up 40% of all plastics used in the automotive sector.