Last night’s Body Exterior category winner was also the Grand Award winner of the 43rd-annual SPE® Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. The nomination judged to be the year’s most innovative use of plastics on a ground-transportation vehicle was All Olefinic Liftgate on the 2014 model year (MY) Nissan® Rogue® cross-over utility vehicle (CUV) by Nissan Motor Co. Tier supplier, Hitachi Chemical; processor, Magna-Decostar; materials suppliers, LyondellBasell and Advanced Composites, Inc.; and toolmaker, Kyowa Industrial Co., Ltd. also were named on the award.
A crowd of over 600 gathered at Burton Manor in the Detroit suburbs to celebrate the plastics and composites innovation that drives the automotive industry. For more information, see http://speautomotive.com/inno and http://speautomotive.com/awa .
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