Overmolded Organo Sheet Bolster
2019 - PACE Award Finalist
What: Composite structural parts to reduce weight
Innovation: Valeo Thermal has produced an overmolded organo sheet front bolster for a mass-production vehicle, using thermoplastic resins mixed with continuous glass fiber to replace a steel structure. The lighter-weight composite allows for better recyclability and represents a breakthrough for structural parts, such as bolsters, with further applications now possible.
First Customer: Daimler
Web site: valeo.com