Continental Structural Plastics: What We Do, Short Version
How a Composite Class A Body Panel is Made
LIGHT. STRONG. SOPHISTICATED STYLING.
As the world leader in diversified composite technologies, Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) is reshaping the future of vehicle light weighting. We create award-winning, lightweight composite materials that we then mold in to Class A body panels and structural components for our customers in the light vehicle, heavy truck, HVAC and construction markets. Our advanced materials development team has created several patented composite formulations to help customers meet design and regulatory challenges, including our latest material advancement – TCA Ultra Lite®. This award-winning advanced composite competes head-to-head with aluminum for weight- and cost-savings, and beats aluminum on several fronts, including tooling costs, design capability, and dent and corrosion resistance.
Our overall system approach (CAE design optimization, raw material selection, molding process, bonding, and prime/paint) results in the design and production of the highest quality composite parts in the marketplace today.
Quite simply, we have the most innovative composite material development capabilities in the world, coupled with sophisticated product design expertise and robust, quality manufacturing processes, allowing us to be a full-service destination for customers who need a durable, lightweight solution.