Online Seminar  /  November 23, 2021, 3.00 – 4.00 pm

Environmentally-friendly vehicles thanks to bio-lightweight bodywork (Part 2)

In a research project with HOBUM Oleochemicals, Porsche Motorsport and the Four Motors racing team, we are developing lightweight components made from natural fiber-reinforced plastics for vehicle bodies. They are a sustainable, cost-neutral alternative to conventional body materials and offer technical advantages. In the webinar, we present the interim results of the project.

In a precursor project, we succeeded in replacing the carbon fibers in a car door with natural fibers. This is already being installed in small series at Porsche. In the current project, we want to maximize the proportion of renewable raw materials in the door and other body parts - using bio-based plastics and paints.

 

Part 1 of the webinar (19th October 2021):

Development, characterization and evaluation of bio-based resin-hardener mixtures

 

Part 2 of the webinar (23rd November 2021):

Automotive exterior component with a biogenic content of 85 percent in the overall composite

 

Further information on the project can be found here:

www.wki.fraunhofer.de/en/bioconcept-car