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Automotive Industry

The Automotive Industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, having a significant impact on the global economy and national cultures. With a £6 billion investment in the past two years, the UK automotive manufacturing sector creates and sustains employment for over a million people.

RAPRA recognises that sustainable growth comes from continuous innovation and commercialising the latest and emerging technologies. Over many years, RAPRA has had the privilege of contributing to some major improvements in:

  • Vehicle Safety
  • Environmental Impact
  • Fuel Economy
  • Performance and Comfort
  • Design Variety

As our mission is to support innovation, the Rubber And Plastics Research Association responds to the needs of companies of all sizes in this sector to help bring about productivity improvements and the introduction of new polymer applications.

Materials Experts

End use analysis and selection of the most advanced and appropriate materials for novel applications in the automotive industry.

Lifecycle Assessment

Complete consideration throughout the design and development process of overall environmental impact.

Rapid Development

To support the automotive industry, RAPRA has created a unique Network of Technical Support which allows companies to undertake complex R&D projects, delivering results quickly and efficiently.

Advantages of polymer based composites in automotive industry:

  • High specific strength
  • High specific stiffness
  • High fracture resistance
  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Good impact resistance
  • Good fatigue resistance
  • Low cost

Whether you are an OEM, or part of the automotive supply chain, RAPRA can help.

Submit your enquiries here – the RAPRA Polymer Helpdesk offers a fast and efficient route to the best experts and resources.