Gas and water injection technology (GIT/WIT) are established processes for manufacturing pipes used in vehicle engine compartments. LANXESS has now added Durethan TP 424-009 (to be known in the future as Durethan AKV 30 G HR DUS 023) to its product portfolio for these processes and this application segment.
Its outstanding stiffness and strength open the door to new applications in automotive engineering for highly reinforced polyamide 6 as an alternative to sheet steel, aluminum and glass-mat-reinforced thermoplastics (GMT).
The plastic-metal composite technology invented by LANXESS, also known as hybrid technology, has become firmly established in the automotive industry for the manufacture of lightweight, high-strength structural parts such as front ends, pedal support brackets and brake pedals.
Bielefeld-based Eriks GmbH, a renowned supplier of highly specialist sealing systems for all areas of technology, uses the HNBR elastomer Therban in seals for the natural gas vehicles produced by a large European automotive OEM.
LANXESS, a world market leader in the field of synthetic rubber, is cooperating with elastomer machine manufacturing specialist Maplan from Ternitz, Austria, in exploring the technical potential of its new, easy-flow HNBR elastomer, Therban AT 3400 VP.
Removable adhesive films made with the ethylene vinyl acetate (EVM) polymer Levamelt from LANXESS – one of the global market leaders in synthetic rubbers – can also be produced cost-effectively using high-throughput blown film extrusion technology.
The rubber industry will again have an attractive place to meet at the “K” plastics trade fair this year: Rubber Street, organized by synthetic rubber pioneer LANXESS together with Dr. Gupta-Verlag publishers as its media partner, makes its tenth appearance in 2010.