BASF, Flex-N-Gate, Toyota, and L&L Products were awarded the prestigious Altair Enlighten Award for achievements in vehicle weight savings with the composite seatback design on the 2022 Toyota Tundra. This is the second time in three years that BASF, L&L Products and Toyota have been recognized in the module lightweighting category.“Pultrusion composite technology allowed us to design a seat structure that was 20% lighter compared to the previous model and to meet our cost goals,” said Vik Bhatia, Group Manager for Engineering Design Chassis at Toyota. The seat structure is the first interior application for L&L Products’ Continuous Composite Systems™ (CCS) technology that uses BASF’s polyurethane pultrusion system Elastocoat 74850. CCS is a fiber-reinforced composite carrier with highly engineered sealants and adhesives in a two-dimensional profile. In this application it was overmolded with BASF's impact-modified polyamide 6 Ultramid B3ZG7 CR to create the 3D shape of the 60% seat back.For identifying growth opportunities in Pultrusion Market: Trends, Opportunities and Competitive Analysis, please visit https://www.lucintel.com/pultrusion-market.aspx
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