Celanese takes top honour at 2017 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards

design---spe-automotive-awards-017-(1-celanese-takes-top-honor

PHOTO: GRAND AWARD - Celanese walked away with the Grand Award and a category award for its innovation in the Body Exterior category for its active grille shutter

CELANESE Corporation, a global technology and specialty materials company, has received the highest Automotive Innovation Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) for its engineered material critical to the award-winning active grille shutter developed for the all-new Ford Expedition. The SPE Automotive Innovation Awards programme honours the best companies in automotive plastics and is the oldest and largest competition of its kind in the automotive and plastics industries.

At the 47th Annual SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition and Gala, SPE recognized Celanese with the Grand Award and a category award for its innovation in the Body Exterior category. The award-winning active grille shutter uses Celanese’s Celstran® long fibre reinforced thermoplastic (LFRT) technology to deliver an enhanced two-shot injection moulded part that is 1.4kg lighter than alternative metal-nylon hybrids. Celanese’s technology enables the elimination of a full front-end module.