SABIC VALOX Resin Helps Crown General Motors Winner of SPE Automotive Innovation Award in Performance & Customization Category

November 26 2012

GM’s winning application is the carbon composite air extractor located on the hood of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sports car. This unique carbon fiber prepreg composite part pulls air through the lower grille and out through the hood, cooling the engine, increasing efficiency and reducing lift in the process. The part also includes a water deflector molded from SABIC’s VALOX resin, which delivered the high mechanical and thermal performance needed in this demanding under-hood environment. The successful use of VALOX resin in this application not only allowed GM to bring the carbon fiber prepreg design to life, but also provides further evidence of SABIC’s proven track record and ongoing commitment to enable meaningful, high-end automotive solutions for its customers and the industry. “We are pleased to have played a supporting role in helping GM garner this distinguished industry recognition,” said V. Umamaheswaran (UV), director of marketing, Automotive, Innovative Plastics. “Automakers today have higher demands, especially in the ever-evolving under-hood space. The award winning air extractor, with integrated water deflector, allowed GM to achieve high performance and high temperature resistance, all with the desired styling, which is not possible with a one-piece carbon fiber solution due to design limitations. SABIC’s contribution to this part speaks to its ability to respond with the unique thermoplastic solutions that the industry needs. We look forward to continued collaboration with our customers to help them meet the increasingly complex application challenges that lie ahead.” SABIC, working with GM and system supplier TransGlobal LLC, helped develop the water deflector by providing material selection assistance, predictive engineering work, as well as tool build design and validation support.

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