“An average passenger car contains 130 pounds of polypropylene (PP), but each year that number drops by approximately 0.70lbs because of better flowing materials, which allow wall stock to be reduced”…, Alexander Buechler, owner and publisher of HB Media goes on to explain that the reduction in heavy fillers like talc, and foamed PP means less weight.
FlexForm is an alternative. Made with a combination of natural fibers such as kenaf, hemp, flax, jute and sisal blended with thermoplastic polymers such as PP and polyester. Flexform is answering the call for lighter weight materials that meet or surpass the performance requirements automotive.
For further information regarding the use of natural fiber in a vehicle, to reduce weight, please visit www.FlexFormTech.com to learn about molding the future with natural fiber composites.
In addition, the SPE TOP Automotive Engineering Polyolefin Conference, to be held September 30 – October 3, 2012, this year in Troy, Michigan (Troy Marriott), in the suburbs of Detroit. This show will highlight advances in polyolefin materials, processes, and applications technologies as well as growing range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) and thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs).