In today’s vehicles with internal combustion engines, electronics represent 40% of the value of the car, versus about 5% in the 1970s. For electric or hybrid vehicles, that number jumps as high as 75%. As the industry continues to focus on reducing total vehicle weight and increasing electrification, four main trends are driving the development of new electrical parts and components: Mass reduction for cost savings, miniaturization, design flexibility, and better heat management.
Whether it’s for control modules, connectors, or a variety of other e-car parts, DSM’s broad portfolio of materials has grades specifically suited to each application. Our materials provide best-in-class heat performance, high-flow properties for the design of parts with thinner walls, and halogen-free flame retardancy.
Explore the design of parts that are more compact than their predecessors, with thin-wall components that can improve production cycle times by 25 to 40%. While more electrification of the vehicle also leads to higher voltage demands, our materials are engineered to minimize electrical breakdown in the form of tracking. With best-in-class heat performance, our materials easily withstand the high temperatures involved with surface-mount soldering techniques (SMT), as well as the high continuous use temperatures seen in more compact engine compartments.
Feeling the heat: Solutions for wire and cable
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Electrification of cars is a worldwide trend and in this field the main topics for automotive E&E systems are miniaturization, heat management and design flexibility combined with the use of more environmentally responsible materials. Although it will still take several years before hybrid cars and electrical vehicles will be produced in substantial numbers, today we are already cooperating with various customers in the automotive industry in order to find the best solutions for various applications
As our economy places more focus on efficiency, industry is responding by creating products that are thinner, lighter, and smaller – with the same or more functionality.
Plastics offer a solution that is lighter in weight than metal and rubber. In addition, plastics enable the production of parts with complex geometries, meaning its possible to convert a number of components into a single, simplified part.
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