Momentive collaborates with Canadian university on automotive composites

Momentive, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, USA, is a supplier of thermoset resins for the composites industry.

The Fraunhofer Project Center (FPC) is a not-for-profit partnership between Western University and the Fraunhofer Society, Europe's largest R&D organisation for composite materials and their associated manufacturing technologies. The FPC at Western University is expected to make London, Ontario, a leading site for the development of lightweight composites for transportation, building materials and renewable energy applications.

“This partnership makes new processes such as HP-RTM or D-SMC lines much more accessible to the North American automotive industry as both the state-of-the-art systems and equipment will be available,” says Rich Myers, chief technology officer, Momentive Specialty Chemicals.

"The company will also use the Fraunhofer Project Center’s facility and equipment for its own independent research and product development with customers."