Composites have been used in body panels for cars and trucks for decades. Manufacturing and material costs have been the hindrance to broader application of FRP composites in more load-bearing, critical structures for automotive applications, like frame and suspension members.

Our work in in-situ polymerization of thermoplastic resins has the goal of overcoming these traditional barriers, while resulting in a more recyclable solution.

Ever increasing fuel economy requirements means that reduced weight will be a key factor in meeting the future of automotive applications.