Johnson Controls Showcases New Compression Molding Technology for Door Panels
at the IAA
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, September 13, 2013
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, September 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
New Compression Hybrid Molding Technology for Lightweight, Sustainable
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 Jagenbergstrasse 1 41468 Neuss Germany Automotive Electronics &
Interiors Astrid Schafmeister Tel.: +49-2131-609-3028 E-Mail:
email@example.com Internet: http://www.johnsoncontrols.co.uk
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