There are over 40 tailor made formulations for specific application, which are use for testing and validation of material properties used.
Most modern small Cars/LCV have very little or no space to provide crumple zones.
Composites rely on fracture to absorb crash energy thus offering better protection in compact space.
Composites offer significant weight reduction over steel.
With new Low Density SMC formulations it is possible to achieve > 40% weight reduction compared to steel.