Plastic Omnium's Innovation and Audacity

Reducing emissions

End-user vehicle selection criteria are changing, with more emphasis on safety and connectivity, as well as economics and the environment. Plastic Omnium, a leading player in its fields, explores new design solutions for more sustainable cars.

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-  05 November 2018

Plastic Omnium's Innovation and Audacity

The car of tomorrow is designed today. Intelligent Exterior Systems, Clean Energy Systems, complex Modules, all Plastic Omnium's businesses are reinventing themselves to build the car of tomorrow: cleaner, safer, more connected.

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Intelligent Exterior Systems

World leader in Intelligent Exterior Systems, Plastic Omnium is an expert in the integration of complex functions, made possible by the performance of electromagnetic transparency of plastic materials. Embedding detection and connectivity systems in the body parts, lightening materials and stimulating aerodynamics, unlocking automotive design: these are Plastic Omnium’s fields of expertise for the body parts of the future.

Clean Energy Systems

As the world leader in Clean Energy Systems, at the beginning of the multi-propulsion car era, Plastic Omnium's solutions have a bright future: SCR pollution control, water injection, hybrid vehicle systems, etc. Over time, Plastic Omnium is focusing on electric cars, through a fuel cell powered by hydrogen.

Today, its expertise covers three fields of this propulsion. The tank, with the acquisition of Optimum CPV, specialist in pressurized hydrogen vessels, the fuel cell via the PO-Celltech joint-venture and flow management with the acquisition of Swiss Hydrogen.

Complex Modules

The car of tomorrow, Plastic Omnium designs it in several modules. Front end module, roof modules, hood, rear end, the era of highly customized ready-to-assemble is already here.

Automotive innovation: a key part of Plastic Omnium's culture

Faced with environmental and societal challenges, the automotive industry is undergoing a major change. To meet these, innovation is key. As part of the PO Way, it brings together the 31,000 collaborators of Plastic Omnium. In 2018, Plastic Omnium launched its first "Innovation Awards", an internal competition designed to reward the most innovative projects.

To learn more about Plastic Omnium's innovations, consult the Innovation and Audacity report. on our website

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