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NASCAR Technology Could Protect Drivers

Accident damaged guardrails and sand barrels for crash protection along our highways could be a thing of the past. They could be replaced by new self-healing automotive crash-barriers. These barriers are made of a material that recaptures its original shape minutes after a crash. Read More »

Fuel Efficiency Stimulates Use of Lightweight Materials in Automobile Industry

Lightweight materials may find exciting opportunities in the automotive industry as a means of increasing fuel efficiency. With 75 percent of fuel consumption relating directly to vehicle weight, potential weight reductions that result in improved price-performance ratio stimulate usage of lightweight materials. “Lightweight materials such as plastic are ideal to improve fuel efficiency and design flexibility without compromising on performance ... Read More »