South Korea’s Hanwha Advanced Materials Corp. is showing off its prowess in advanced automotive materials at the world’s biggest industry material trade show in Paris in hopes to add major European auto makers as its new customers.
The company said on Tuesday it is attending JEC World 2018 held in Paris, France being held from Mar. 6 to 8 to showcase its strong and lightweight automotive materials including glass fiber mat reinforced thermoplastics (GMT) dubbed StrongLite, lightweight reinforced thermoplastics and expanded polypropylene. StrongLite is the company’s mainstay product that commands the largest market share in the global GMT market.
It is also displaying other auto parts products - bumper beam, stiffener, engine under cover, load floor and electric vehicle battery case - at its exclusive exhibition booth.
Hanwha Advanced Materials will use the exhibition as a chance to actively promote its own research and development prowess and outstanding technologies to expand its business with leading European automakers, the company said.
JEC World is the largest and the only trade show that unites composite material providers across the world. About 1,300 companies will join this year’s exhibition to present their new materials and composite solutions.
Hanwha Advanced Materials was founded in 1999 after it was spun off from Hanwha General Chemical, and it develops and produces various materials and components for automobiles, films for solar energy and mobile phones. It currently operates factories and R&D networks at home and abroad including the U.S., Europe and China.
By Ahn Byung-joon and Lee Ha-yeon
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