The final rule will increase stringency of CAFE and carbon dioxide emissions standards by 1.5% each year through model year 2026.
April 13, 2020
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule, setting corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and carbon dioxide emissions standards for model years 2021-2026 for passenger cars and light trucks.
Thermoplastic olefin (TPO) materials belong to the larger group of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). As such, they come in many formulations and can be molded into parts with different surface finishes. Increasingly used in the automotive industry as an alternative to high-cost, heavy metal materials, TPO plastics present unique bonding challenges for pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) manufacturers.
Thermoplastic tape market players are working to capitalize on the evolving automotive industry, where lightweight components have been gaining significant momentum to enhance fuel efficiency and achieve low-carbon emissions.
January 7, 2020
The global thermoplastic tape market is expected to witness substantial growth from 2019-2029.
PPG will collaborate with DOE’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to develop computer-based models of the aging characteristics of a variety of next-generation adhesives designed to join lightweight materials.
September 13, 2019
PPG recently announced that it has been selected for a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) partnership that will use supercomputing resources to accelerate the development and testing of structural adhesives for vehicles built from lightweight materials.
Leslie Wolschleger, Ph.D., Sika’s vice president of Research & Development, will give a presentation focused on the “Evolution of Adhesive Joining in Automotive Body-in-White.”
August 14, 2019
Sika Automotive recently announced that it will serve as the headline sponsor, as well as a
presenter and an exhibitor at the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit 2019 Conference, which will be held August 20-22 in Detroit, Mich.