Automotive Weight Reduction Expo 2014 (Part 2)

Weight reduction technologies through the use of resin and carbon fiber reinforced plastics

2014/03/07

Summary

Venue crowded with visitors
Venue crowded with visitors

 The Automotive Weight Reduction Expo 2014 was held at the Tokyo Big Sight on January 15th to 17th, 2014 as part of Automotive World 2014. In the previous report, we reported  weight reduction technologies through the use of metal parts. In this report, we summarize a weight reduction through a shift to resin.

 First, this report highlights the carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) technology that Toray Industries and Mitsubishi Rayon presented. Next, focus will be shifted to  automotive weight reduction technology through the use of resin materials that are displayed by  Sumitomo Bakelite, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Starlite, Ube Industries Group, and Toyobo.

Related Reports:
Automotive Weight Reduction Expo 2014 (Part 1) (Feb. 2014)
EV & HEV Drive System Technology Expo 2014 (Feb. 2014)

Automotive Weight Reduction Expo 2013
(1) 3D additive manufacturing and lightweight metal use, (2) CFRP and other plastics improve weight reduction