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Lanxess, high-tech innovations from the test tube

News International-French

29 Jan 2013

LANXESS will be exhibiting at “interplastica 2013” in Moscow and will focus, among other things, on Durethan polyamides and Pocan polyesters, and will showcase numerous material and technology solutions for manufacturing lightweight, sustainable and reliable vehicles such as electric cars.

The specialty chemicals company is taking part in the trade show for the third time. “This underlines the growing importance of this region for our business, particularly with regard to product innovations resulting from the megatrends of mobility and urbanization that are especially strong in that part of the world. As well as tire rubber, we also see major opportunities for high-tech thermoplastics in the automotive, electrical and electronics industries and for colorants and additives for enhancing plastics,” says Dr. Werner Breuers, member of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG. 

 

Material solutions for sustainable mobility
LANXESS' presentation will focus, among other things, on Durethan polyamides and Pocan polyesters and will showcase numerous material and technology solutions for manufacturing lightweight, sustainable and reliable vehicles such as electric cars. For example, nylon composite sheet hybrid technology using polyamide 6 enables the manufacture of high-strength components such as front ends that are much lighter than comparable metal components. With this method of composite construction, brake pedals can be designed that are up to 50 percent lighter than when using sheet steel. Airbag housings are around 30 percent lighter than injection-molded components made of polyamide 6. A further focus is on heat-resistant, blow-moldable polyamides for components in the airflow management systems of new combustion engines. For instance, LANXESS offers very soft, exceptionally tough polyamide 6 grades that can be used to produce charge air tubes with integrated bellows cost-effectively as a single-material component.
 
LANXESS will also be presenting thermoplastics with innovative flame retardance packages that satisfy fire safety standards with excellent results. One example is the polyester Pocan DP BF 4232, which achieves the best classification V-0 under fire safety standard UL 94 of the Underwriters Laboratories test institute in the United States for very small testpiece thicknesses. This is used to manufacture housings for motor overload switches, for example.

 

More information:www.lanxess.com