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XPart?s Close Call team cuts MG Rover repair costs with reductions on high value mechanical parts   Print  
XPart?s Close Call team is offering discounts on high value mechanical parts required to keep MG Rovers on the road in the event of a major mechanical breakdown Wednesday, 24th March 2010

MG Rover parts specialist XPart is offering price reductions on mechanical parts required to keep MG Rovers on the road in the event of a major mechanical breakdown

XPart’s Close Call team is offering price reductions on high value mechanical parts required to repair MG Rover cars affected by a major mechanical breakdown. The new reductions have been introduced in order to ensure that repairing an MG Rover car is less costly to owners and insurers than declaring it a total loss. Close Call has traditionally focussed on price reductions for crash repair items, however, in line with XPart’s continuing drive to slow the decline of the MG Rover car parc, the team has expanded its reach to encompass components such as engines, gearboxes and cylinder heads, in the event of engine or gearbox failure or complex engine rebuilds.


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Federal-Mogul Named 2009 General Motors Supplier of the Year   Print  
Wednesday, 24th March 2010

SOUTHFIELD, Michigan, Mar 24, 2010…Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ:FDML) has received the prestigious 2009 Supplier of the Year Award from General Motors, in recognition of its performance in engine piston products.  Federal-Mogul supplies aluminium pistons, rings and connecting rods to General Motors for both passenger cars and light trucks. This is the third consecutive year Federal-Mogul has received the GM award.


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Federal Mogul?s Innovative IROXTM Bearing Shell Design Enables Fuel Consumption and CO2 Reduction by Increasing Reliability of High-Output, Hybrid and Stop-Start Engines   Print  
The IROX? bearing overlay can help increase the life of crankshafts and bearing shells by more than five times in more extreme applications, such as direct-injected engines and engines with stop-start systems. Tuesday, 23rd March 2010

New IROXTM coating increases bearing durability by more than five times

Southfield, Michigan, March 23, 2010… Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) has expanded the performance capabilities of engine bearings by developing an innovative polymer coated bearing shell that can reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by withstanding mechanical loads produced by heavily boosted engines.  Called IROX™, the new technology addresses the lubrication challenges associated with frequent engine re-starts found in hybrid and other future stop-start engines by protecting both the crankshaft and the bearing shells from damage where metal-to-metal contact would otherwise occur.  It is estimated that the IROX bearing overlay can help increase the life of crankshafts and bearing shells by more than five times in more extreme applications, such as direct-injected engines and engines with stop-start systems.


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Torotrak?s work with Allison Transmission meets agreed technical and financial goals to date   Print  
Tuesday, 23rd March 2010

Torotrak has received £3.75m from Allison Transmission Inc in accordance with the terms of its Licence and Exclusivity Agreement, signed in March 2009. This brings the total licence payments now paid under the Agreement to £8.44m.


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New Recycled Grade ARPRO? satisfies industry demand for higher recycled content   Print  
Recycled Grade ARPRO is the first-ever expanded polypropylene to offer 15 percent recycled content with no impact on cost or performance Monday, 22nd March 2010

First-ever expanded polypropylene to offer recycled content, utilising post-consumer material with no impact on cost or performance – new pan-European materials recovery network being put in place

A new grade of ARPRO® offering recyclate content with no performance loss or additional cost has been announced by JSP. The first EPP of its kind, it uses 15 percent recycled ARPRO content allowing users to fulfil recycled-material strategies and still enjoy the same strength, durability and moulding characteristics. Recycled Grade ARPRO is expected to be popular in the automotive and packaging industries where legislation and increasing customer demand for more recycled materials already exists.


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ARPRO? expands to Moscow   Print  
The new ARPRO office in Moscow will help customers in Russia and other CIS countries benefit from innovative applications of the latest lightweight materials. ARPRO is an effective way of reducing rear seats? mass Monday, 22nd March 2010

A new ARPRO customer support office in Moscow will help CIS automotive companies integrate the latest, lightweight materials technologies

A range of materials technologies that reduce weight, reduce manufacturing costs and improve crash performance are now available with local support for Russian and CIS vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. Opened by JSP, the sole global producer of ARPRO, a new Moscow-based applications support office will make the considerable capabilities of the company’s global network of technical centres available to customers in the region.


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Federal-Mogul?s Breakthrough in Crankshaft Seal Design Offers Fuel Savings and Reduced CO2 Emissions   Print  
Cross-section of a MicroTorq seal showing the double hinge construction that gives the seal its outstanding ability to accommodate shaft movement and generate very low contact friction. Thursday, 18th March 2010

New MicroTorq™ seals can directly replace existing seals to provide significant improvement in fuel economy and CO2 emissions

Southfield, Michigan, March 18, 2010… Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), a leading global supplier of technologies that enhance safety and improve powertrain efficiency, has developed an innovative new seal design, called MicroTorq™, that reduces friction by up to 70 percent versus conventional lip-type seals.  The new seal can provide an improvement in vehicle fuel economy of up to 0.49 percent and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 1-2 g/km compared to traditional seal designs.  The seals are also easier to install, more accommodating of shaft misalignment or eccentricity, and require less package space.  The many benefits can be achieved relatively simply, even on existing engines as the new MicroTorq seal can be utilized without changing the design of adjacent components.


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ALCOA SUPPLY WHEELS FOR ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE   Print  
The exclusive diamond-turned, ten-spoke design is one of the key visual differentiators chosen by Aston Martin for the V12 model. Tuesday, 16th March 2010

Distinctive lightweight forged aluminium wheels reduce unsprung weight to enhance steering, braking and suspension behaviour

Cleveland, OH (March 16, 2010) - Alcoa Auto Wheels is providing advanced lightweight wheels for the V12 Vantage – billed by Aston Martin as its most exhilarating sports car.

"The forging technology behind these wheels enables significant weight savings directly benefiting handling performance, ride quality, acceleration and braking,” explains David Yates, marketing manager for Alcoa Europe. “Our forging process results in a superior metal structure that also improves strength and durability, allowing finer wheel detailing and lighter weight.”


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World class powertrain specialist joins Torotrak research team   Print  
An expert in powertrain tribology and advanced CFD techniques, Dr Quanbao Zhou joins Torotrak following a distinguished career at Jaguar Land Rover. Tuesday, 16th March 2010

New chief engineer for research and development will help to open new markets for Torotrak technologies

Torotrak has appointed Dr Quanbao Zhou as chief engineer, research and development in the face of growing demand from clients for engineering application work across a diverse range of market sectors. An international figure in powertrain tribology  and advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics  (CFD), Dr Zhou’s experience in friction and parasitic loss reduction will be of particular benefit as Torotrak expands its range of full-toroidal traction drives to include smaller units, suitable for variable-speed supercharger drives, mechanical kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) and other applications where size, cost and efficiency are critical.


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Frost & Sullivan presents prestigious award to emergency logistics specialist   Print  
Emergency logistics provider Evolution Time Critical has been recognised for its market leading expertise by global market research organisation Frost & Sullivan Tuesday, 16th March 2010

Emergency logistics provider Evolution Time Critical has been recognised for its market leading expertise by global market research organisation Frost & Sullivan

Evolution Time Critical has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2010 European Logistics Vertical Market Penetration Leadership Award. The award recognises Evolution’s market leading position in the provision of emergency logistics and is presented each year to a company that has demonstrated strong vertical market business growth coupled with a deep understanding of customer needs and excellent performance. It is based on the findings of Frost & Sullivan’s extensive research into best practice among 250,000 companies in over 300 different industries worldwide.


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