High-temperature resistant – in great demand
Through the use of high-temperature resistant polymers and with the addition of suitable reinforcing materials, plastics exhibit high mechanical strengths even at elevated temperatures. This technique even makes it easy and cost-effective to produce parts of the engine compartment and drive train subject to heavy loads. Temperatures of up to 320 °C are possible even in continuous operation.
Reinforced polymers – for high-strength components
Components in a car have to be increasingly efficient. High strength with low weight is important for reduced fuel consumption. Compounds with fibre reinforcement, particularly our carbon-fibre reinforced LUVOCOM® compounds, offer precisely these properties – they are additionally electrically conductive. These compounds have been used for years in a range of applications within the automotive sector. Examples of applications for such components: engine-air management, transmissions, roof systems, steering and lighting.