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  • Magazine Article
  • 19TOFHP12_05
Published December 01, 2019 by SAE International in United States
  • English

The 49th annual SPE Automotive Awards highlight the ongoing benefits of lightweight polymers and composites.

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition, now in its 49th year, is considered the “Oscars” for those developing polymer and composites-intensive components, systems and vehicles. Winners of the 2019 competition topped an incredible field of entries that continue to show the benefits of lightweight, durable plastics across the spectrum of vehicle applications.

While open to medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle applications, the light-duty segment dominated this year's awards. The nine categories, plus the Grand Award winner, were selected by a judging panel of industry experts. Once again SAE International participated in the finalists judging.