INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT : AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS
Almost every car that comes off the production line contains Quadrant EPP’s glass-mat-reinforced thermoplastics (GMT). GMT keeps drivers safe by giving cars outstanding impact resistance and optimum crash behavior. It’s found in structural, lightweight, and interior components, including front ends, belly pans, fuel tank covers, battery trays, sun roofs, rear window shelves, seat covers, and more. Classic GMT materials consist of glass fiber mats manufactured to the company’s own patents and then impregnated with polypropylene in a second process step. Even at low temperatures, GMT ensures high energy absorption before fracture. GMT and GMTex reinforced with extra fabric are used for the production of semi-structural and structural components that meet the highest standards of crash safety for the protection of vehicle occupants and other road users. GMTex is even used in areas conventionally reserved for metals. Quadrant also produces a lightweight composite—low-weight reinforced thermoplastic (LWRT), by the name of SymaLITE. Consisting of mixed-fiber fleeces of glass and polymer fibers (supplied in rolls or boards), the molder heats the material and produces the three-dimensionally molded component by low-pressure pressing. Click here to visit the main Quadrant EPP website for more information.
Injection Molded Solutions
Quadrant EPP’s high precision, injection-molded parts are ideal for safety, electrical, under-the-bonnet, and interior automotive applications. We supply a number of leading, international main suppliers to the automotive industry. If you need a single source for product development, production, and assembly for critical system components, Quadrant EPP’s got you covered.
Global Solution Provider
Engineering is a “Team” activity, together we’ll explore your application challenges to ensure the best and most cost effective solution. High-performance materials, tailored precisely to your needs.
Reducing car weight would be a significant step in reducing CO2 emissions
- 4% Manufacturing of Automobiles
- 7% Manufacturing of Materials
- 2% Transportation
- 1% Operations & Maintenance
- 86% Tank to Wheel & Well to Wheel Emissions
- 14% of auto CO2 emissions is accounted for by manufacturing materials and car, as well as transportation and maintenance (well to tank)
- The remaining 86% occurs during auto use (tank to wheels)