Addressing the Challenges in the use of Plastics Within the Automotive Industry

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Technical lecture
25 September 2018 18:00 - 20:00
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The drive to reduce our carbon footprint affects all manufacturing processes. New EU legislations are forcing automotive manufacturers to produce more environmentally friendly cars with lower CO2 emissions. With 76% of a vehicle’s energy consumption being directly related to the mass of the car; making cars more lightweight is deemed highly important to satisfy future legislative directives.  The advances in polymer manufacturing has emerged as one technology that could solve this problem. Conventional foaming or Microcellular Injection Moulding offers the potential to deliver polymer components with lower material usage, lower cycle times and reduced processing energy. This presentation will provide an overview of the potential of the process and consider the use of bio-polymers to meet the industrial demand for the next generation of polymer products.



Buffet From: 6.00pm (Atrium)

Lecture Start: 6.30pm (Conference Room) 

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Gethin Llewellyn, Research Engineer at Swansea University


Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock
Pembrokeshire Science & Technology Park
Pembroke Dock
SA72 6UN
United Kingdom

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