Manufacturers around the world have embraced lightweighting to improve sustainability in all modes of transportation including automobiles, railcars, aircrafts, off-road vehicles and marine applications. Lightweighting involves removing weight without sacrificing strength or performance, which in turn, raises fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions.
Avient Corporation is at the forefront of this trend, enabling replacement of metal or wood with advanced composite materials that are prized for their exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, durability, dimensional stability and corrosion resistance.
“A primary goal among OEMs today is to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Lightweighting is an effective means to do this,” said Walter Ripple, Vice President of Sustainability at Avient Corporation. “As a result, we’re seeing increased demand for our advanced composite technologies, which not only provide excellent performance but also are extremely versatile and offer a great deal of design freedom.”
A few examples beyond traditional automotive applications include:
“Composites represent the next frontier of material replacement and we continue to invest in both the underlying technologies and commercial resources to meet our customers’ toughest sustainability challenges,” said Robert M. Patterson, Chairman, President and CEO, Avient Corporation. “As a result, our composites portfolio continues to be a key area of growth that we expect to expand double digits annually in the years to come.”
Avient Corporation , with estimated 2021 revenues of $4.3 billion, provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:
Avient employs approximately 8,400 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care®, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work®. For more information, visit www.avient.com.
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