Huntsman Advanced Materials Showcases Lightweight Solutions for Automotive and Aerospace at JEC World 2018

Huntsman Advanced Materials will be highlighting its portfolio of composite, adhesive and syntactic solutions for enabling lightweighting in a wide range of applications.

Building on its theme ‘Chemistry for Lightweighting’, Huntsman will bring its automotive capabilities to life through a series of finished parts from leading global OEMs. With over 60 years’ experience developing composite resin and adhesive technologies, the company has extensive knowledge in creating chemistries for increasing processing and production efficiency, as well as overcoming complex design challenges. It will showcase its range of high-performance solutions for all structural automotive applications, from individual components such as a carbon hybrid composite wheel to a complete full-functional composite motorcycle frame, BMW HP4 Race.

Alongside its finished product demonstrations, highlights on the stand include hybrid and fully composite leaf springs for both heavy- and light-duty vehicles. The exhibited parts are powered by Huntsman Advanced Materials’ Araldite chemistries to provide significant weight reduction benefits and excellent fatigue properties in severe conditions, while meeting mass production requirements. In addition, a number of parts on the booth have been manufactured using its resin transfer moulding (RTM) process for the mass production of lightweight composite components. These include a Roding Automotive door shell with excellent structural performance, as well as a new SUV Electric Vehicle engine hood that increases the driving range of electric cars.

Throughout the event, Huntsman will also further demonstrate its commitment to the aerospace industry with its range of established solutions and processes. Collaborating with leading global companies for over six decades, Huntsman has extensive experience in producing advanced, high-quality materials for the fabrication, assembly and repair of interior and exterior applications. At JEC World, the company will focus on lightweight interior aircraft components, including demonstrating how its Araldite chemistries have been used to create a commercially-available lightweight seat-back with inherent fire performance properties that can achieve a 20% weight saving. In addition to composites and adhesives, visitors to the booth can learn more about the company’s range of syntactics for robust sandwich structures with reduced weight. Huntsman Materials will also co-sponsor the Aerospace Planet, where it will once again host its conference titled Innovation and Trends in Aerospace on Wednesday 7 March (9.30 am-12.30 pm).

“Across the automotive and aerospace industries, there is ongoing demand for new and innovative composite solutions, as we continue to move towards the mass production of lightweight components,” says Nastassja Kelley, Marketing Director EMEAI. “At Huntsman Advanced Materials, we provide a wide range of chemistries and processes for manufacturers to address these key challenges in both sectors.”

“In particular, the conference at the Aerospace Planet will bring together leading professionals from the industry, to highlight the latest developments in the market and the essential role composites play in such applications,” adds Laurent Pourcheron, EAMEI Marketing Manager Aerospace. “Collaborating with a panel of valued experts demonstrates our commitment to listening to the needs and opinions of our partners and customers, so we stay ahead of the latest market trends.”

Visit Huntsman Advanced Materials in Hall 6, Stand M31 at JEC World 2018.

Companies: Huntsman Corporation

Industries: Aerospace, Automotive and Road Transportation

Terms: Event, JEC

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