FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, September 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
New Compression Hybrid Molding Technology for Lightweight, Sustainable Interior Components
Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive electronics and interiors, will showcase a door panel manufactured using the new Compression Hybrid Molding (CHyM) process technology at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. This technology, featuring a 40 percent weight reduction, is making its European debut at the show.
"Our innovation management is geared toward the development of technologies that further advance sustainability and lightweight construction. Our experience with natural fibers enables us to develop products that meet the changing needs of our customers and the industry," said Han Hendriks, vice president, Advanced Product Development for Johnson Controls' Automotive Electronics & Interiors. "We believe CHyM is the latest example of a technological advancement that helps differentiate Johnson Controls."
The CHyM process technology for manufacturing door panels integrates the advantages of natural fiber components and thermoplastic injection molding, and combines the benefits of both technologies. Interior components manufactured using this process produce the 40 percent weight reduction.
CHyM provides the highest component strength with reduced weight compared to products in the same cost category. The weight reduction and 30 percent increase in stiffness also simplify door panel assembly to the body-in-white.
Johnson Controls will present its innovations from Sept. 12 - Sept. 22, 2013, at the IAA in Hall 5.1, Booth B28.
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About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 168,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful.
About Johnson Controls Automotive Experience
Johnson Controls Automotive Experience is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics. We support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through our products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With more than 240 plants worldwide, we are where our customers need us to be. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of our products, from single components to complete interiors. With our global capability we supply more than 50 million cars per year.
For more information, please contact:
Johnson Controls Interiors Management GmbH
Automotive Electronics & Interiors
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