Partnership with Coats to develop new Composite wheelarch technology

February 2016

Elemental Motor Company are pleased to announce that we will partner with the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer, Coats.

This unique partnership will see Elemental work with Coats Speciality to develop the ultra lightweight and strong wheelarches for the Elemental Rp1 sportscar.

The innovative design will ensure that every aspect of the Rp1 is engineered and designed according to modern motorsport principles while still incorporating space-age materials and brand new cutting edge production methods.

John Begley, Founder and Technical Director, Elemental Motor Company, said: “We are delighted to be working alongside Coats Speciality in the development of the wheelarches for the Rp1. Coats Speciality’s track record for innovation reflects Elemental’s own desire to push the boundaries in terms of design, materials used as well as manufacturing techniques, to create a car that is at the very forefront of the lightweight sportscar sector.”

Rajiv Sharma, Global CEO, Industrial, Coats, said: “Our partnership with Elemental is an example of our focus on customer-led innovation. Combining our specialist product expertise and newly developed range of composite fibres with Elemental’s automotive knowledge offers potential for much more successful and effective applications.”

We are due to announce further technical details plus the final production design of the innovative new wheelarch design at the JEC World composites show in Paris starting on 8 March, 2016.

For more information about Coats and this exciting technical development please see the Coats Website at Coats Industrial

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