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Automobile roof frame made of natural fiber

From Nonwoven Report - avr
11. April 2016

Together with the International Automotive Components Group (IAC), a global leading supplier to the automobile industry, BASF has developed the worldwide first roof frame for cars that is entirely made of natural fiber. The Acrodur 950 L binder ensures the necessary loading capacity and heat resistance of the lightweight component. As an alternative to phenolic resins, the water-based and low-emission binder strengthens the natural fibers and thus enables an environmentally compatible, dimensionally stable and, above all, lightweight solution for car roof frames.
The IAC FiberFrame lightweight component is used for the first time in the new E-class of Mercedes-Benz. Cars fitted with the roof frame have been available from dealers in Europe since the beginning of April 2016.


Together with IAC, BASF has developed the worldwide first roof frame for cars that is entirely made of natural fiber. The Acrodur 950 L binder by BASF ensures the loading capacity and heat resistance of the lightweight component.