Unique Fabricating and LINE-X to Display New Super Sport Utility Vehicle Concept at 2016 NAIAS

- Unique Fabricating and LINE-X to showcase a Super Sport Utility Concept Vehicle that demonstrates groundbreaking cost and weight saving components from Unique Fabricating and advanced protective coatings from LINE-X.

- Specially designed Super Sport Utility Concept to illustrate new and innovated technologies

- NAIAS: Unique Fabricating Booth - NAIAS Concourse

Jan 11, 2016, 09:26 ET from Unique Fabricating, Inc.

DETROIT, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSE MKT: UFAB) and LINE-X announced today they will address the important issue of weight and cost savings in the automotive industry with a partnership to advance innovative products. The partnership targets the goal of reducing weight as well as showcasing new advanced technologies. 

"Unique Fabricating's TwinShape™ foam air duct technology reduces part weight by an average of 80% and offers improved thermal properties compared to conventional blow molded HDPE," said Brad Hazen, V.P. of Business Development, Unique Fabricating. 

"LINE-X is always looking for new ways to disrupt the industry and be at the forefront of innovation," said Dennis Weese, President of LINE-X. "Our presence at NAIAS this year with Unique Fabricating showcases incredible advances in the way automotive parts perform, inside and out, through the SSUV concept."

Making its automotive debut at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, the Concept Car project named the SSUV (Super Sport Utility Vehicle) represents a non-exclusive partnership formed between Unique Fabricating, Inc. and LINE-X and will feature cost, weight, and part complexity savings and reductions for the automotive industry. 

Unique Fabricating, Inc. will showcase an automotive fabrication portfolio of the cellular plastics and PU foam parts featured on the concept car. Unique employs environmental strategies to reduce their carbon footprint by creating a closed loop recycling program where waste and offal are shipped to recyclers and turned into new polyols for future fabrication.

LINE-X developed new advanced protective coatings which can be applied to both exterior and interior trim for enhanced durability. The SSUV Concept features an innovative coating, LINE-X XS-670, which is an in-mold, color stable coating that affords both cost and weight savings.

Advanced Automotive Technologies (AAT) both styled and built the SSUV Concept Car at their facilities located in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

About the North America International Auto Show

Now in its 28th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter up close and in one place. NAIAS is one of the largest media events in North America, and the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d' Automobiles, the Paris based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufactures from around the world.

For further information about NAIAS, visit www.naias.com

About Unique Fabricating, Inc.

Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSE MKT: UFAB) engineers and manufactures components for customers in the automotive and industrial appliance market.  The Company's solutions are comprised of multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components and utilized in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) management, acoustical management, water and air sealing, decorative and other functional applications. Unique leverages proprietary manufacturing processes including die cutting, thermoforming, compression molding and fusion molding to manufacture a wide range of products including air management products, heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), seals, fender stuffers, air ducts, acoustical insulation, door water shields, gas tank pads, light gaskets, topper pads, mirror gaskets and glove box liners. The Company is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

For more information, visit http://www.uniquefab.com/.

For further enquiries, please contact.




Unique Fabricating:




Mr. Brad Hazen

Mr. Jerry Winslow

VP, Business Development

Manager, of Sustainable Materials

T: + 1 (248) 497-3268

T: +1 (248) 404-7071

E: bhazen@uniquefab.com

E: gwinslow@uniquefab.com



LINE-X




Mr. Terry Pe

Cristin Liveoak

VP, Product Development

PR Manager

T: + 1 (256) 713-4283

T: +1 (256) 713-4265

E: tpe@linex.com

E: media@linex.com



ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES




Steve Pasteiner


T: + 1 (248) 892-3843


E: pasteiner@aatcars.com


 

SOURCE Unique Fabricating, Inc.



RELATED LINKS

http://www.uniquefab.com