05-09-2013: A new collaborative agreement between Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. and the Fraunhofer Project Center for Composites Research at Western University will bring a total solutions approach to high-volume, lightweight composites for the North American automotive market.
The research collaboration agreement between MSC and the Fraunhofer Project Center combines the state-of-the-art technology and capabilities of both partners. Development will be oriented particularly toward total solutions for the mass production of lightweight composites solutions serving the automotive sector.
“This partnership makes new processes such as HP-RTM or D-SMC lines much more accessible to the North American automotive industry as both the state-of-the-art systems and equipment will be available,” said Rich Myers, chief technology officer, MSC. The Company will also use the Fraunhofer Project Center’s facility and equipment for its own independent research and product development with customers.