On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

Achieving Dimensional Stability of Lightweight Thermoplastic Automotive Parts


Use of thermoplastics can contribute to weight savings for exterior components such as body panels, spoilers, and exterior trim. Some applications present more challenge than others, especially when high dimensional stability and stiffness across a broad temperature range are required. Thermoplastics with low coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CLTE) values and high modulus can help provide the high dimensional stability required for designs that have low gap tolerance. This 30-minute Webinar highlights design considerations and materials that can help address fit-and-finish concerns and meet additional critical requirements, from surface aesthetics and impact performance to quality paint adhesion.

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation.


Ugo Fresia, Global Automotive Trim Marketing Manager, SABIC
Tom Cooley, Americas Automotive Trim Marketing Manager, SABIC


Lisa Arrigo, SAE International