Sabic Resin Helps Winner of SPE Automotive Innovation Award
General Motors Co. is being named the winner in the Performance & Customization (Aftermarket) category of the Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) 42nd-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. GM’s winning application is the carbon composite air extractor located on the hood of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sports car. This 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 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.
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