Chevrolet’s Corvette has included transverse composite leaf springs, manufactured by Liteflex (Englewood, OH, US), since 1981. Source: General Motors In the 2014 Corvette Coupe, the leaf spring is always loaded against the subframe, and shock loads are directed into the side of the frame. In 2014 models with standard suspension packages, the leaf spring has eliminated the need for a standalone rear antiroll bar. Source: General Motors IFC Composites (Haldensleben, Germany) has been mass-producing glass-reinforced epoxy-based leaf springs since 2005. The company uses a prepreg manufacturing system, and has supplied more than 1.3 million composite leaf springs for light duty trucks. Source: IFC Composites IFC Composites’ (Haldensleben, Germany) leaf springs include those for Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cargo van, shown here. Source: Daimler AG Henkel Corp. (Madison Heights, MI, US) worked with Benteler-SGL (Reid, Austria) to commercialize leaf spring mass production, using its polyurethane matrix resin system, Loctite Max 2, via RTM. Shown here is the glass fiber-reinforced composite transverse leaf spring manufactured for the front axle of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter ca...