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Carbon fiber, Kevlar, graphene – modern materials used in the automotive industry

Automotive industry, Materials, Innovation
Carbon fiber, Kevlar, graphene – modern materials used in the automotive industry

At a time when energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important, the automotive industry is implementing new car manufacturing technologies and looking for innovative materials to make cars safer yet lighter. In addition to solutions used in the aerospace industry, such as carbon fibers and Kevlar, innovative foamed plastics may prove to be an interesting option.

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Well-designed driver's seat in the past and today

Automotive industry, Materials, Innovation
Well-designed driver's seat in the past and today

There is no doubt today that all cars must be fitted with seats featuring belts and head restraints. However, we may not be aware of the evolution this element has undergone over recent decades. With the development of motoring and regulation, safety and comfort requirements have increased considerably and car seats have gained new functions that no one even thought of before.

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Plastics in automotive construction - technology development and prospects

Automotive industry, Materials, Plastic foams
Plastics in automotive construction - technology development and prospects

As hard as it may be to believe, plastics and cars are inventions of the same era, the 19th century. Today, they are increasingly used in the construction of modern cars. In this context, they are often referred to as the materials of the future due to their light weight, strength and easy formability. But modern plastics offer many more advantages.

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Learn more about EPS products for the automotive industry

Automotive industry, Materials
Learn more about EPS products for the automotive industry

Styrofoam, or rather expanded polystyrene (EPS) is an extremely efficient material in its simplicity. It ensures excellent insulating properties and it is very lightweight. Moreover, such a solution is quite low cost and underlines the image of a brand striving for innovative, pro-ecological solutions as the material is 100% recyclable.

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