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News 13.12.2023
A new way of making cars thanks to the FCC Resilience collaborative project

Part-funded by the government as part of the automotive and aerospace industry recovery plan, the FCC Resilience project is fundamentally redefining the way vehicles are designed and manufactured. With renowned partners, ambitious goals and a solid track record, the project promises to contribute to lighter, more sustainable and more efficient mobility. The project's potential for the automotive industry is considerable.

The main objective of Resilience FCC (Full Composite Car) is to significantly reduce the weight of vehicles in order to increase their range, whatever their type of engine (electric, hydrogen or internal combustion). This weight reduction specifically targets the structural parts of the vehicle.


To achieve this objective, the project teams are working on three fundamental pillars:


  • A complete redesign of the vehicle structure, incorporating eco-design principles
  • The use of 100% recyclable composite materials
  • The development of new engineering processes to adapt these innovations to the high production rates of the automotive sector.


While many competing projects focus solely on making vehicles lighter or on the vision of the car of the future, FCC Resilience stands out for its determination to completely reinvent the vehicle value chain.


The project is a success story of partnership between companies of different sizes and laboratories, and brings together the following partners:


  • Arkema
  • The IMP laboratory at INSA Lyon
  • MTB Recycling
  • SEGULA Technologies


Launched in 2020, the FCC Resilience project is currently two-thirds of the way through. It receives financial support from the French government as part of the France Recovery Plan and from bpifrance.

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