AUTOMOTIVE – THE TREND TOWARDS LIGHT CONSTRUCTION
Electronic control of numerous car functions, accident safety and the highest level of design freedom are central standards of modern automobile construction that would not be possible without the use of plastics. Plastics now make up almost 16 percent of all materials used in cars, and this proportion is growing all the time, not least because weight must be significantly reduced to cut fuel consumption and associated CO2 emissions.
New visual and tactile effects can nowadays be achieved with plastics on the interior, although the material is being ever more frequently used on the exterior. As a specialist in the visually and technically high-quality enhancement of three-dimensional plastic components, Nanogate GfO Systems has been serving the automotive industry, and virtually all the premium manufacturers, with its solutions for many years. Most notable are projects that concentrate on innovative, lightweight designs with glazing products (plastics with glass-like properties).