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Sabic reduces weight in instrument panel carrier

The instrument panel carrier of the 2017 MINI Countryman from BMW Group is the Body Interior category winner of the Automotive Innovation Awards.

10th November 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Detroit, MI

Transport/​Aerospace

An innovative process combined with lightweight-enabling materials from Sabic helps reduce the part’s weight by about 15% versus a comparable solid plastic component. © SabicThe instrument panel carrier of the 2017 MINI Countryman from BMW Group is this year’s winner in the Body Interior category of the Automotive Innovation Awards, an annual competition, now in its 47th year and run by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).

An innovative process combined with lightweight-enabling materials from Sabic helps reduce the part’s weight by about 15%, versus a comparable solid plastic component. The Tier 1 supplier on this programme is International Automotive Components (IAC) Group. The toolmaker is Siebenwurst.

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