Composites technology leader Continental Structural Plastics (Auburn Hills, MI) is ready to begin production operations at its joint venture manufacturing facility in Tangshan City, Hebei Province, China. The 322,000-square-foot CSP Victall facility will manufacture lightweight composite components for the automotive, heavy truck and bus, construction and agriculture markets in China. The joint venture will also compound and sell advanced composite raw materials out of this facility.
"CSP Victall specializes in developing, formulating and compounding advanced, lightweight materials that help car makers reduce overall vehicle weight and emissions," said Frank Macher, chairman of the board of CSP Victall and chairman and CEO of Continental Structural Plastics. "We see tremendous opportunity for lightweighting in China, especially given new Chinese regulatory policies and the push toward vehicle electrification."