PARIS – Plastic composites continue to find structural applications in European cars. The co-winners of the prize for automotive innovations at the annual JEC composites show held here April 1-3 were both structural parts. The plastic composite rear floor for the new Renault Megane has been in production since July 2002. The other winner, a carbon fiber inner trunk lid, was developed as a proof-of-concept by Volkswagen AG and DaimlerChrysler AG. Inoplast SA, a French plastic processor, ...

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