Avient to Present on Lightweighting Design Innovation and Sustainable Additive Solutions at the Plastics in Automotive Engineering Conference

June 12, 2024
vehicle interior door panel

Avient Corporation will highlight Hydrocerol™ Chemical Foaming Agents, which can be used to reduce weight in automotive applications such as door panels, at the Plastics in Automotive Engineering (PIAE) Conference 2024

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MANNHEIM, Germany – June 12, 2024 – Avient Corporation, a premier provider of specialized and sustainable materials solutions and services, will present its latest technologies and innovations for transportation, including two presentations, next week at the Plastics in Automotive Engineering (PIAE) Conference from June 19 to 20, 2024.

Avient will present two papers at the conference. The first, titled Lightweight Design Innovation: A Case Study of 20% Weight and CO2 Emission Reduction in Door Panels, offers insights into achievable weight and CO2 reductions using Hydrocerol™ Chemical Foaming Agents in collaboration with tier-one supplier Antolin. This will also highlight Avient’s new Foaming Prediction Service, which helps predict the behavior and maximum weight reduction of foamed parts, reducing the need for physical trials and testing.

The second presentation, titled Management of Vehicle Indoor Air Quality with Sustainable Polymer Additive Solutions, will discuss developing a range of emission and VOC-controlling technologies that can reduce undesirable material emissions, increasing safety and comfort. This can enable an increase in the amount of recycled content used in vehicle interior components, improving sustainability.

The two-day conference, which takes place at the Rosengarten Center in Mannheim, brings together global automotive plastics experts interested in using plastics in interior, exterior, and under-the-hood vehicle applications.

As a longstanding provider of polymer solutions to the automotive industry, Avient is focused on supporting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier-one suppliers in reaching their sustainability goals. Avient does this by offering a multitude of solutions, including those that can enable greater use of recycled materials, such as its award-winning Color Prediction Service, and lightweighting solutions, such as Hydrocerol™ Chemical Foaming Agents.

Visitors to Avient’s booth #17 can expect to see examples of foamed parts and molded-in-colors for automotive interiors, including aesthetic effects such as speckles, sparkles, and metallics, in addition to the latest ColorForward™ Color Trend Forecast.

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About Avient  

Avient Corporation provides specialized and sustainable materials solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world.

Examples include:  

  • Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, enables unmatched levels of performance and protection for end-use applications, including ballistic personal protection, marine and sustainable infrastructure and outdoor sports  
  • Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy    
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint  
  • Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility    

Avient is certified ACC Responsible Care®, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work®. For more information, visit    

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