Novel injection molding process from Mecaplast could cut car part weights in half

06/13/2012

Leading automotive plastics component supplier Mecaplast (Monaco) believes it can cut the weight of interior and exterior trim parts by between 30% and 50% by using a newly patented injection molding processing technology in combination with novel polypropylene compounds.

Mecaplast is about to embark on a French government-sponsored project called Plume (French for "feather") to industrialize the process, which relies on a combination of moving mold cores, a chemical blowing agent, and lightweight reinforcing fillers. The project starts in September, and will run for two years. It will have a total budget of €2.4 million ($3 million).
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