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LANXESS at the VDI conference “Plastics in Automotive Engineering”, 2014

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2014-04-02 | Press Releases , Trade & Technical Press , Performance Polymers , High Performance Materials

High-tech thermoplastics for sustainable mobility

LANXESS is appearing at the VDI “Plastics in Automotive Engineering” conference in Mannheim to present high-tech solutions based on its Durethan polyamides and Pocan polyesters, which are used in numerous places in motor vehicles to make them more sustainable.

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2014-04-02 | Press Releases , Trade & Technical Press , High Performance Materials , Performance Polymers

LANXESS expands Material Testing Center

LANXESS has expanded its Material Testing Center for high-tech thermoplastics in Dormagen with two sophisticated Kappa Multistation creep testing machines, engineered by Messphysik Materials Testing GmbH, the Zwick Roell Group’s competence center for creep testing.

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2014-04-02 | Press Releases , Trade & Technical Press , High Performance Materials , Performance Polymers

New polyamide 6 for overmolding Tepex

Hybrid technology based on Tepex continuous fiber-reinforced composites overmolded with Durethan polyamides has tremendous potential in lightweight automotive design as an alternative to metal parts, for example in the fabrication of front ends, brake pedals and seat shells.

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2014-04-02 | Press Releases , Trade & Technical Press , High Performance Materials , Performance Polymers

LANXESS cooperates with EconCore

LANXESS and EconCore N.V. are joining forces to develop new thermoplastic sandwich materials for lightweight construction.

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2014-04-02 | Press Releases , Trade & Technical Press , Performance Polymers , High Performance Materials

High load-bearing sandwich structures with Tepex

Compression molding processes for fiber-reinforced thermoplastic matrices are of increasing importance in the lightweight construction of motor vehicles.

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2014-04-02 | Press Releases , Trade & Technical Press , High Performance Materials , Performance Polymers

Modeling your own Tepex components

As part of its HiAnt service package, LANXESS offers customers a new simulation solution that they can use in their own CAE environment to design the mechanics of components made from high-performance Tepex continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites.

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2014-04-02 | Press Releases , Trade & Technical Press , Performance Polymers , High Performance Materials

Production-ready infotainment mount

Hybrid technology based on continuous fiber-reinforced polyamide composites dramatically reduces weight in lightweight automotive construction, as demonstrated by an infotainment mount developed for production vehicles by AUDI AG, LANXESS, KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH and Christian Karl Siebenwurst GmbH & Co. KG Modellbau und Formenbau.

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Whether it’s lightweight construction, the powertrain or the electrical and electronic systems, high-tech materials from LANXESS not only support component solutions that improve the efficiency of motor vehicles, making them more sustainable and eco-friendly, they also are cost-efficient. Photo: LANXESS AG

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The creep testing machines can be used to test how Durethan polyamides, Pocan polyesters and TEPEX continuous fiber-reinforced high-performance composites deform over time when exposed to constant mechanical load. Photo: LANXESS AG

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The advantage of Durethan BKV 55 TPX is its very good flowability combined with high strength and stiffness. It is highly suitable for reinforcing Tepex with thin ribs. Photo: LANXESS AG

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Polyamide honeycomb cores, and the sandwich composites in which they are incorporated, open up entirely new possibilities in lightweight construction, for instance of high load-bearing structural automotive parts. This applies in particular to composites with Tepex facings. Photo: EconCore

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The new DLFT polyamide already has proven its suitability for production vehicles. voestalpine Plastics Solutions succeeded in processing it in a production mold for a polypropylene-based GMT to produce a trunk recess for a sports vehicle from a German manufacturer. Photo: LANXESS AG

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The prototype weighs about half as much as the same component in steel, and can be installed more easily and produced in a large-scale manufacturing process. Photo: LANXESS AG

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