Late in the design of the Grand Sport, the Corvette engineering team realized that the existing air management panel assembly would not mate properly with the Grand Sport’s distinctively wider, special louvered front fenders.
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Originally specified in virgin, 40% long glass fiber polypropylene material the molded substrates off production tooling failed the cross-load strength requirement during product validation.
An OEM of drainage and septic systems was generating a significant amount of HDPE scrap punching out holes in their distribution boxes. These HDPE “punch outs” were a negative drain on profits due to their floor space storage needs and landfill costs.
A Tier 1 supplier for interior door panels was looking for recycled content ideas prior to the launch of the next generation Kenworth heavy duty truck. Door Grip Substrates were identified as good candidates for recycled material since they are overmolded to meet aesthetic requirements of the door panel.
A major Tier 1 supplier for interior headliner components was challenged by Ford Engineering to increase recycled content for their Ford Explorer headliner without increasing cost or sacrificing Ford performance requirements.
A Tier 1 supplier to Chrysler was looking for an alternative to replace a discontinued grade of glass reinforced SMA (Dylark™) on a structural, non-appearance, headliner component.