Weight reduction in all areas of the vehicle is the key to using less energy especially in these times of ever increasing oil prices.
Our Thinsulate™ acoustic insulation products offer significant weight reduction, as well as dampening noise, when compared with felt, foam or rubber alternatives. Applying Thinsulate in vehicle headliners also reduces heat absorption during the summer, resulting in less dependence on the air conditioning and its use of energy.
Replace welding in the body-in-white process with 3M’s two-component adhesives or use 3M’s high performing structural adhesives to bond lighter weight composite materials. Acrylic double-sided foam tapes can be used instead of screws and clips on exterior and interior trim parts to lighten the load.
Last but not least, bumpers and other trim parts can be made lighter with 3M™ Glass Bubbles. These tough additives in component production can reduce weight by up to 30%!!
Our specialists can provide further advice on which of our products can reduce weight, and where.
The links below will take you to information about the various Products and Process Steps associated with this Solution.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you reduce vehicle weight.