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DSM in Automotive

Extreme Friction Reduction

Reduce friction in the engine and you reduce CO2. This is precisely what our customers are achieving today by using Stanyl for chain tensioners. Stanyl reduces frictional torque, which in turn increases engine efficiency and reduces emissions – with excellent fatigue resistance. Our latest innovation is Stanyl HGR2 (PA46), which will be included by Ford and other OEM's in their future engines.

The true value of friction reduction

Stanyl technology reduces friction by up to 20 percent. In fact friction reduction can achieve fuel savings that would require the replacement of 20 kilograms of material using ‘conventional’ metal-to-plastic conversion.

Lowering friction to the max

Our latest innovation, Stanyl HGR2, reduces friction upto 20% -  40% in the boundary lubrication regime compared to PA66. This results in upto 1% fuel efficiency and thus a cost effective solution in fulfilling CO2 legislation. Read here the full fact sheet on lowering friction to the max.

Chrysler Fiat America debuts Hyperglide

Our newest Stanyl HGR1 material is already delivering extreme friction reduction - in the new V6 engine from Fiat Chrysler America, The material is delivering increased fuel efficiency of more than 0.4 km per litre, cutting frictional torque by 0.65 Nm. Read the full story

CO2 reduction calculator: How much could you save?

Do you design engine timing chains? If so, we have a useful tool for you. Below you can find all the details on why and how our Stanyl material reduces friction in timing systems. Even in lubricated conditions, both internal and external test show the improvement in friction reduction when replacing polyamide 66 in slide shoes.

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friction reduction graph

What is Stanyl?

Stanyl is a polyamide 46 ideal for automotive components subjected to extreme friction. Read more

A new slide shoe for a new-age engine

A new generation of energy-efficient turbocharged engines now feature timing systems containing a slide shoe made from our Stanyl polyamide 46. 

slide shoe

Stanyl is already the industry standard for these engine components, but the new slide shoes - produced by Quadrant Creative Molding & Systems of Belgium and featured in an engine created by Tsubakimoto UK – were made with a new grade called Stanyl TW371. Read the full story