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About Under the Hood
Co located with
Plastic materials and processes for under the hood applications
Last year European Plastics News launched its highly successful Under the Hood conference. It returns in 2015 with even more exciting and useful content.
The trend towards plastics replacing metal in under the hood applications has gained momentum with new and improved plastics meeting industry demands of greater lightweighting and improved efficiency in today's vehicles.
Since 2008 the average vehicle has dropped 20 percent - and are using more lightweight plastics and polymer-based components to achieve this. Meanwhile, the new fuel-efficiency trend of electric power trains results in heavier cars that in turn need lighter materials to reduce weight.
Increasingly, automotive manufacturers and suppliers are using plastics in new ways to reduce vehicle weight, improve fuel efficiency and benefit from other factors including parts consolidation, cost savings, durability, corrosion resistance and sound dampening.
Under the Hood 2015 will examine:
- Legislation and its impact
- Lightweighting: the use of composites to achieve this and blow moulding
- Ways to decrease costs
- Speciality parts - special conditions for parts and processing
- New developments in plastics hybrid metal plastic structures
- Use of thermoplastic composites under the hood
- How fast will technology penetrate into new engines/cars on the market?
- Replacing PA with PP
- How to choose the best welding process
- Foamed polymers
If your company is involved in these areas you cannot afford to miss out on the wealth of opportunities for forward thinking and new business at Under the Hood 2015.
New for 2015, Under the Hood will be co-located with launch conference Automotive Thermoplastic Composites 2015. Book your place today and will you be able to meet high level delegates involved in under the hood applications as well as senior delegate involved in the wider plastics market.
The delegates rates are;
€995 + German VAT.