Celanese Takes Top Honor at 2017 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition


Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty
materials company, has received the highest Automotive Innovation Award
from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) for its engineered material
critical to the award-winning active grille shutter developed for the
all-new Ford Expedition. The SPE Automotive Innovation Awards program
honors the best companies in automotive plastics and is the oldest and
largest competition of its kind in the automotive and plastics

At the 47th Annual SPE Automotive Innovation Awards
Competition and Gala held Wednesday, Nov. 8 in Detroit, Michigan, SPE
hosted more than 800 innovators, engineers and scientists. SPE
recognized Celanese with the Grand Award and a category award for its
innovation in the Body Exterior category alongside project system
supplier Magna International, mold tooling supplier Integrity Tool &
Mold, and automotive manufacturer Ford Motor Company. The award-winning
active grille shutter uses Celanese’s Celstran® long fiber reinforced
thermoplastic (LFRT) technology to deliver an enhanced two-shot
injection molded part that is three pounds lighter than alternative
metal-nylon hybrids. Celanese’s technology enables the elimination of a
full front end module, delivering approximately $66 savings per vehicle.

With the theme Intelligent Automotive Design in Plastics, the
awards competition highlighted innovative uses of plastic to address
industry challenges.

“The intelligent use of plastics will become even more critical when
addressing technology and regulatory challenges for future mobility,”
said Michael Ruby, corporate accounts director for Celanese’s Automotive
Americas business, during the event’s keynote address. “With the
evolution of increasingly autonomous, interconnected and electrified
vehicles, our material expertise enables automakers to exceed their
targets for energy efficiency, wear resistance, weight reduction, higher
performance, increased recyclability and sustainability.”

Celanese supplied material for four projects selected as finalists. This
is Celanese’s fourth category winner in five years. Each Celanese
engineered material reflects nearly a century of technical expertise, as
well as industry experience and a global perspective. Celanese engineers
work locally with automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs),
tier suppliers and molders around the world to learn specific customer
needs and identify the right polymers to simplify part design, reduce
weight and improve durability while reducing costs and development time.

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production
of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in
most major industries and consumer applications. Our two complementary
business cores, Acetyl Chain and Materials Solutions, use the full
breadth of Celanese’s global chemistry, technology and business
expertise to create value for our customers and the corporation. As we
partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs,
we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world
through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs
approximately 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2016 net sales of $5.4
billion. For more information about Celanese and our product offerings,
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