UNIQUE FABRICATING AND LINE–X DISPLAY NEW SUPER SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE CONCEPT AT 2016 NAIAS
- Unique Fabricating (NYSE: UFAB) and LINE-X showcase a Super Sport Utility Concept Vehicle that demonstrate groundbreaking cost and weight saving components from Unique Fabricating and advanced protective coatings from LINE-X.
- Specially designed Super Sport Utility Concept to illustrate new and innovated technologies
Detroit, Michigan USA (January 11, 2016) - Addressing the important issue of weight and cost savings in the automotive industry, Unique Fabricating Inc., and LINE-X announce advancements in innovative products for the automotive industry. The partnership targets the goal of reducing weight as well as showcasing new advanced technologies. “Unique Fabricating’s TwinShape™ foam air duct technology reduces part weight by an average of 80% and offers improved thermal properties compared to conventional blow molded HDPE,” said Brad Hazen, V.P., of Business Development Unique Fabricating. “LINE-X is always looking for new ways to disrupt the industry and be at the forefront of innovation,” said Dennis Weese, President of LINE-X. “Our presence at NAIAS this year with Unique Fabricating showcases incredible advances in the way automotive parts perform, inside and out, through the SSUV concept.”
Making its automotive debut at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit Michigan, the Concept Car project named the SSUV (Super Sport Utility Vehicle) represents a non-exclusive partnership formed between Unique Fabricating Inc., and LINE-X and will feature cost, weight, and part complexity savings and reductions for the automotive industry.
Unique Fabricating, Inc., will showcase an automotive fabrication portfolio of the cellular plastics and PU foam parts featured on the concept car. Unique employs environmental strategies to reduce their carbon footprint by creating a closed loop recycling program where waste and offal are shipped to recyclers and turned into new polyols for future fabrication.
LINE-X developed new advanced protective coatings which can be applied to both exterior and interior trim for enhanced durability. The SSUV Concept features an innovative coating, LINE-X XS-670, which is an in-mold, color stable coating that affords both cost and weight savings.
Advanced Automotive Technologies (AAT) both styled and built the SSUV Concept Car at their facilities located in Rochester Hills Michigan.
About the North America International Auto Show
Now in its 28th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter up close and in one place. NAIAS is one of the largest media events in North America, and the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’ Automobiles, the Paris based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufactures from around the world.
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