Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), which makes lightweight composite technologies, has received a PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Award from auto magazine Automotive News. CSP received the award for its TCA Ultra Lite composite material, which is currently in production on the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette. According to the company, the use of the material resulted in a 9 kg weight savings on the Stingray Coupe model.

‘When it comes to engineering a vehicle, every single pound saved is an accomplishment. In the case of the C7, we were able to shave 20 pounds off of the car,’ said Steve Rooney, CEO of Continental Structural Plastics. 

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