In a recent project in cooperation with Stalcom Automotive Technologies Ltd., W8SVR Woven was used for a multi-material design of a battery base plate. In addition to its excellent processing behaviour, a significant increase in piercing performance, compared to steel and aluminium, was achieved. Managing Director Bob Mustard knows exactly why he chose W8SVR for this application: "W8SVR allows us to increase the glass content and with the PP matrix it creates stronger, tougher and stiffer parts. We have also received very good initial flame test results where W8SVR was self-extinguishing and created significantly less smoke and molten plastic than other thermoplastic composites. The high glass content provided a very good flame propagation barrier."