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Vehicle Structures: A Mixed Bag

By now, we all should know that vehicles today are made from an amalgam of different materials that require identification and research.

Certification: Not Just a Fad

The technological advancements of today’s vehicles require OE certification, so it’s not going away any time soon. In fact, it may replace the DRP model one day.

Auto Care Association Hosts First Industry Analysis Webinar with IHS Automotive

Michael Robinet of IHS described how emissions standards in the U.S. and around the world are causing OEMs to develop and sell different types of vehicles with new technologies, changing materials and new components.

Carbon Fiber and Plastics Driving Automotive Innovation

The growing trend toward “lightweighting” vehicles is driven in large part by the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) fuel efficiency standards mandating 54.5 miles per gallon for auto fleets by 2025.

Automotive Plastics Conference to Focus on Vehicle Lightweighting

Plastics News has announced that it will present a new conference focusing on innovations in plastics in vehicles. Titled “Plastics In Automotive: Building Tomorrow’s Car,” the conference will be presented during Industry Preview Days at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and will feature numerous presentations and panels with leading OEMs, Tier 1