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As Seen In Automotive Design & Production

The IAC FiberFrame: a sunroof reinforcement frame based on natural fibers. It is half the weight of the traditional steel component. It is produced from kenaf and hemp fibers in a water-based thermoset binder.

Sunroof Frame Goes Natural
IAC has developed the materials and the process that allows the manufacture of price-competitive, natural sunroof frames.

BASF Makes More Metal Replacements
BASF is addressing everything from the engine to seats with its polymer tech.

Plastic Processing for Nicer Interiors
How a new process can result in soft-touch instrument panels, a key attribute of today's desirable vehicles.

Steeling Plastics
Having conquered interiors and trim parts, plastics are now making inroads into automotive structural components with the help of an unlikely ally–steel.

Composite Coverup
The latest product from Quadrant Plastic Composites currently smoothes out the airflow under BMW’s 5 Series. Plans are underway, however, to mate this material with Class A panels for use in roof, hood, and trunk panels.