Thermoplastic composites enable flexibility of design, short cycle times, low tooling costs, ease of injection or compression moulding and suitability for welding. Furthermore, thermoplastic composites are recyclable.

Growth in automotive plastics use has progressed from a typical 27 kg per vehicle in 1970 to close to 180 kg today.

New laws require reduced emissions. That together with rising fuel prices lead to predictions that by 2020 plastics will comprise 18 percent of the average vehicle's weight.

Fiber-reinforced plastic composites are typically 25-35 percent lighter than steel parts of equal strength and are fast becoming a contender in structural applications like body-in-white, chassis and semi structural components due to their ability to drastically reduce overall vehicle weight while maintaining or improving safety and performance.

Manna technology scope puts empathize on fiber reinforced thermoplastic solutions that the automotive industry can afford.