Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has the most advanced composite materials development processes in the world. Our expert staff is continually seeking ways to make our structural composites lighter and stronger, helping our OEM customers meet industry regulations for increased fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions.
Our light-weight composites products, including EV battery covers and enclosures, Class A body panels and pickup boxes, offer a high strength-to-weight ratio, boost fuel efficiency and won’t corrode or degrade when chemically exposed. Because composites are easier to mold, they are ideal for liftgates, decklids and other components requiring complex or distinctive styling cues that can’t be achieved with other materials.
New, mixed materials approaches allow us to bond Class A exterior panels to a variety of inner materials to achieve superior weight and strength specifications, while reducing tooling costs.
Continental Structural Plastics is the world leader in diversified composite technologies for the automotive, heavy truck, building and construction industries.
A pioneer in composite materials formulation
We hold more than 50 patents covering materials development and manufacturing processes in composite materials formulation, design and manufacturing technologies.
Innovation Through Science
Our Research and Development Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan, is staffed with dedicated teams of chemists, chemical engineers, polymer engineers, materials scientists and technicians, including a number of Ph.Ds.
Robust Research & Development
Full service capabilities from concept through production.
Product concept and design.
Product and process engineering.
Simulation and testing.
Logistics and plant development.
Engineering and Design Services
One of our latest material advancements is 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.
TCA Ultra Lite = Lighter, Stronger
When combined with CSP’s patented vacuum and bonding manufacturing processes, TCA Ultra Lite offers a premium Class A finish with paint and gloss qualities comparable to metals, including aluminum.
The Next Generation In Light-Weighting Technology
The use of TCA Ultra Lite, a Class A body panel material, results in a 20 lb (9 kg) weight savings on the Stingray Coupe model. This is the first production use of CSP’s Ultra Lite advanced composite.
TCA Ultra Lite and the C7 Corvette
See how CSP can help you meet your light-weighting challenges. Let us put our leading-edge capabilities to work for you. Contact us today for a free consultation. sales@CSPplastics.com
What's your light-weighting challenge?
Composite products available for the automotive industry include:
Exterior Body Panels (Class A)
Removable Hardtop Assemblies and Modular Roofing Systems
Trunk and Decklid Assemblies
Pickup Boxes and Related Components
Pickup Box Tailgate Closeout
Electric Vehicle Battery Covers and Complete Enclosures