Weight Reduction


In today’s world, reducing weight on the car is a key goal of many automotive companies. That goal is sometimes in conflict with another always important goal – lowering cost.

Fortunately for Corvac Composites’ customers, we have the solution for both. With Corvac Composites’ air, water, and sound management systems our customers enjoy weight savings of 30% to 50% over injection molded systems. This decrease in weight translates directly into improved vehicle range and lower part cost.

Corvac Process™ Hard Plastic Thermoforming – For hard plastic underbody products, the thermoform process can provide saving of 30% to 50% over injection molded systems, usually at significant cost savings.

As we look at fleet-wide savings, consider the following. For a vehicle line selling 100,000 units/year that switches to Corvac shielding products, 1,000,000 pounds of plastic could be removed from the road. Across multiple platforms that equates to tens of millions of pounds of material that Corvac customers don’t pay for!

Corvac Process™ ThinTwin™ Thermoforming – Corvac is the only supplier in the world producing the Thin-Twin™ product line which combines lightweight, strength, low cost, and recyclability into products where stiffness is desired. Two thin layers – one strong structure!

Corvac Process™ Textile and Composite Components – Textiles and Lightweight Reinforced Thermoplastics (LWRT) are in demand from our customers. Our engineering teams have worked with hundreds of formulations controlling everything from water absorption to stiffness to extreme temperature applications. As we frequently ask our customers – “Bring us your problem and challenge us to provide a solution”.