Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-2810
2003-10-27

Development of Integrated Functions Module Carriers by Injection Molding with Long Glass Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene 2003-01-2810

We have developed injection molding technologies consist of a new high-strength long-glass fiber reinforced polypropylene (PPLGF). They are key technologies of new modular design for substantial reductions of weight and cost, offering integrated functionality. The strength of injection molded parts are three times stronger than that of the conventional material. This technology makes it possible to replace parts from steel stamping and press molded glass-mat reinforced polypropylene. The front end and door modules of Atenza / Mazda6, Demio / Mazda2, RX-8 employs the module carriers using this material, resulting in dramatic weight and cost savings. (Fig. 1)

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