Thermoset Composites for High-Volume Automotive Applications
To meet demand expectations in the automotive industry, high-volume manufacturing of body panels and other structural applications requires fast curing and ease of processing. Additionally, these materials must improve surface quality and structural integrity to better support the performance and reliability of the entire vehicle. Manufacturers need materials that can withstand intense production conditions, increase processing efficiency and provide excellent reinforcement.
SolvaLite®, our family of innovative thermoset composite solutions, offers extremely fast cures and outstanding mechanical properties, enabling OEMs to produce high-performance press-cure applications.
SolvaLite® thermoset composites enhance the development and reliability of high-volume automotive applications. They provide the following benefits:
- Fast curing speeds
- Outstanding mechanical properties
- Compatibility with automated processes and existing infrastructures
- Good adhesion
- Improved surface quality
- Minimal rework required
- Prepreg resin availability
- Strong product robustness
Enhancing Automotive Structural Components
SolvaLite® thermoset composites are ideal for automotive primary and secondary structural applications, such as body panels. SolvaLite® comes in the forms of press prepreg, filament winding or surfacing films, and these various grades enable the development of innovative BIW structures and closures.