DTC Dutch Thermoplastic Components, Kok & Van Engelen, NLR National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands, TenCate Advanced Composites and VIRO have say they will collaborate in the European Thermoplastic Automotive Composites consortium (eTAC).
These companies play a role in the production and processing of fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites and say their aim is to promote the use of advanced materials in the automotive sector.
The partners in the eTAC consortium have built up a track record in the aviation industry in the past few decades and note the same technological developments are currently to be seen in the automotive sector to produce light, energy-efficient and cleaner solutions.
This requires innovations in the field of materials, design, manufacture, processing and automation.