The hottest new material solutions for automotive

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According to statistics, China's automobile production and sales in 2014 were 23.72 million and 23.49 million respectively, with a year-on-year increase of 7.3% and 6.9%, ranking first in the world for six consecutive years. As the most potential lightweight material at present, the application of plastics in automobiles is increasing day by day. Internationally, at present, the average plastic used in each car has exceeded 150kg, accounting for nearly 10% of the total weight of the car

chinaplas2015, which will be held in Guangzhou on May, brings together the world's top solutions in materials and technology in the industry. At the same time, high-performance plastic materials will be displayed to provide effective methods for vehicle weight reduction, which is worth exploring by insiders

the news that the management requirements for hazardous substances and recyclability of automobiles (hereinafter referred to as the requirements) has been formulated recently has further strengthened the tone of "green" development of the industry. The requirements put forward that automobile production enterprises, as the main body of pollution control, should actively carry out ecological design, adopt reasonable structural and functional design, select non-toxic and harmless or low toxic and low harmful green environmental protection materials and components that are easy to disassemble and use, and apply green manufacturing technology with high resource utilization rate, low environmental pollution and easy recycling. After the "requirements" is issued, automobile manufacturers will put forward higher requirements for parts enterprises and automobile material suppliers in the use of environmental protection materials and green manufacturing technology

the main sources of formaldehyde in the air inside the car are Pu seats and steering wheels PVC artificial leather material "we all want to build safer skins and adhesives; acetaldehyde mainly comes from Pu seats, interior trim panels, steering wheels, adhesives, etc.; xylene comes from PP, PVC components and paint coatings.

automobile manufacturers' ways to improve air quality in cars

first, low emission environmental friendly interior materials can be used. Some automobile OEMs have begun to take action, such as Volvo, known for its "Scandinavian clean air inside the car", has put forward almost stringent requirements for the production materials of the car interior. Its domestic models volvos60l and XC60 adopt Shanghai Jinhu Rili's sukejing ® As an interior plastic, this product has been rated as the automobile interior plastic with the lowest chemical emission by a third-party authority, and the TVOC content is less than 10 μ Gc/g, which is more than 60% lower than that of traditional interior plastic. Sukejing will appear at Chinaplas booth. In addition, ionphase, a new environmental friendly electrostatic dissipative additive produced by aionfei company ®

IPE ®, It will also be displayed on site. The product complies with the RoHS directive and WEEE of the European Union and is completely halogen-free

secondly, choose spray free plastics with high gloss and extinction formula, such as spray free ABS, pc/abc, pa/abs, pa/asa and pc/asa, so as to effectively reduce the infection of benzene homologues such as xylene

in addition, the in film inlay injection molding process can also be adopted to replace paint spraying; Or adopt integral structural parts to replace multiple small parts to reduce the amount of adhesive, so as to reduce formaldehyde and acetaldehyde infection in the car

Baoli plastics, another exhibitor of Chinaplas, has developed a heterogeneous resin material bonding and molding technology that can be used for components of automotive hybrid systems, which can reduce the use of adhesives. This new technology will be provided to customer enterprises free of charge, thereby expanding their resin material business

it is also an effective way to reduce the carbon footprint by using high-strength and high-performance plastic materials to reduce the weight of vehicles. Some automobile manufacturers have begun to apply special systems made of carbon fiber and matrix. To cater to this trend, the new composite material system research carried out by Chinaplas exhibitor BASF and Sigri group was successfully completed a few days ago. The composite material is based on the active polyamide system and compatible carbon fiber. The carbon fiber surface (or sizing agent) specially designed for the matrix system and the customized thermoplastic reaction system mean that it can realize the convenient production of light structural components in automotive and other industries

some suppliers of modified plastic raw materials in China have successfully entered the supply chain of internationally renowned automobile manufacturers, such as Zhejiang Juner new materials Co., Ltd., whose high-end bumper materials are favored by BMW with high impact, high rigidity, high fluidity, low shrinkage, low linear expansion coefficient and other hard indicators, and replace the materials previously imported from Europe for the manufacture of automobile bumpers, It has been successfully applied to BMW 3 series, 5 series, X1 and other models. At that time, visitors will be able to see the beauty of these high-end "particles" at the exhibition site. In addition, well-known enterprises such as teiren group, Taishan glass, rogate, Solvay, Xinyue, Prima and merican will also display their flagship products

in a word, in order to realize the "green" development of the automobile manufacturing industry, we need to start from the source, choose processing schemes such as environmentally friendly materials and minimum energy consumption, minimum waste generation and low toxicity, and strictly control all links

"automation" is surging

a research report pointed out that strengthening automated production is the business strategy of the largest manufacturers in the coming years. The requirements of the market for product quality are increasing, and the biggest challenge is how to help customers meet the increasing quality requirements of the market with the highest production efficiency and the lowest unit cost. One of the keys to solve this problem is to have customized equipment concept, process integration and automation. In addition, with the aging of the population, the manufacturing industry, including the automobile industry, is generally facing the problem of "difficult employment". Upgrading automated production has become the only choice for enterprises to reduce labor costs. For example, in order to save costs, BYD purchases more than 10000 intelligent devices a year, because 100 machine tools need operators and managers, and using robots can manage more than one and take room level measurements; Chrysler plans to invest $2billion to upgrade its auto automation production line. This investment includes the construction of more than 860 new auto assembly robots, 800 flexible production lines, and the transformation of more than 80% of the overall assembly area

the production of high-quality parts depends on reproducible circular operation, which can only be achieved through automatic operation. As an integrated equipment in the plastic processing process, automation can essentially enhance market competitiveness only if it can support new production processes, component functions and product quality. Therefore, in China, manipulator has increasingly become a fixed component in injection molding machine equipment. Engel will display its full range of manipulator products in the newly established "industrial automation zone" in chinaplas2015, and the new e-pic pick and place manipulator will celebrate its Asian debut. This product can assist in easy parts removal, slag separation and control sedimentation, lattice sedimentation, as well as small parts stacking and other operations; Compared with the general linear manipulator, it needs less moving space on the injection and mold locking unit; It can be integrated and installed within the safety boundary of the injection molding machine, making the whole production unit more compact. Chianplas visitors can also see the elegance of ABB robots on the scene. It is reported that ABB Robot ranks first in the global automotive industry market. Through the full-automatic welding workshop solution provided by ABB, Changan Ford has increased the production efficiency by 30%. In this production line, six different models are produced on the same line, and one vehicle can be offline every minute

the exhibition also gathered many "tall and high" equipment in the industry, such as the two plate injection molding machine of the special molding system for the automotive industry of Zhongshan Lijin machinery, and developed specific products suitable for various large-scale injection molding products such as automotive parts (lamp rack, instrument panel, bumper). Zhenxiong Chaoba second board large injection molding machine is especially suitable for manufacturing large and deep cavity products. The hb-350rv with a mold locking force of 350 tons of fuqiangxin machine is enough to cover the capacity of the traditional 1000 ton two-color machine. At that time, 3200 mechanical equipment will compete for beauty, and there will always be a choice for you

at present, Yanfeng automotive accessories, Yapu Automotive Department, Trina auto parts, Pan Asia Automotive Technology Center, Fuchs auto parts, Guangdong Magna automotive mirror system, Shanghai Xiaoli headlights, BYD, Xinyi Glass, Delphi, Shanghai Yanfeng Johnson seats, parts of Guangzhou Automobile Group, Liuzhou Shuanglin auto parts, Luo Wen, director of the planning department of Ningbo Shuanglin Ministry of industry and information technology, said that Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Fucheng auto parts, Bosch investment, wanbaozhi motor, Toyota Tongshang, Zhengzhou Yutong, FAW Fuwei injection molding Association, Guangzhou Automobile Industry Association, Zhejiang automobile and motorcycle parts industry chamber of Commerce, Fenghua automobile and motorcycle industry association and other automobile related enterprises and associations have indicated that they will visit the international rubber and plastic exhibition again

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