MuCell microcellular foam bubbling up in a variety of automotive applications


What do airbag covers, engine-valve covers, and a one-piece sun roof frame have in common? All have recently applied Trexel's MuCell microcellular foaming process to improve aesthetics and strength, utilize less material, and allow injection molding on smaller machines.

The Woburn, MA company earlier this year posited just how much automakers could trim carbon footprints of cars through the use of its MuCell technology, estimating that for a fleet of 100,000 cars, vehicles that feature optimized MuCell component applications could cut fuel use by more than 6.3 million gallons of gasoline, along with carbon-dioxide reductions of nearly 65,000 tonnes over the course of a 150,000 mile life span....
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