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Automotive Innovation

2018 Hall of Fame Award To be considered for a Hall of Fame Award, an automotive plastic or composite component must have been in continuous service in some form for at least

15 years and broadly adopted in the automotive industry. Given that criteria, this winner certainly qualifies – the first injection moulded PC/PBT rear

Powertrain Ford for the all-plastic vacuum generation system for brake assist on the 2017 F-150 pickup. The lightweight, low-cost system is designed to assist with braking feel and function. The thermoplastic part achieves a 40% weight reduction and a 25% cost savings over current pump systems.


energy absorber for a vehicle bumper system, used on the 2003 Honda Element compact crossover SUV from Honda Motor Company.

Profile for SA Plastics, Composites & Rubber

Southern African Polymer Technology