Hexion Helps Lotus Build Its Fastest Car | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 93 Issue 46 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 23, 2015

Hexion Helps Lotus Build Its Fastest Car

Department: Business
Keywords: composites, thermoset resins, automotive
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A new Hexion formulation minimized the amount of resin needed to make the 3-Eleven’s body.
Credit: Lotus
The Lotus 3-Eleven.
 
A new Hexion formulation minimized the amount of resin needed to make the 3-Eleven’s body.
Credit: Lotus

The Lotus 3-Eleven, the fastest-ever production road car from Lotus Cars, was made possible with specially-formulated glass- and carbon-fiber epoxy resin body panels from the thermoset resin maker Hexion. Developed at Hexion’s composites center in Fareham, England, the new panels provided weight savings of 40% over those on other Lotus models, the firms say. The 3-Eleven can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in less than three seconds.

 
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