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DSM in Automotive

Our innovative high-performance plastics are developed to meet a wide variety of technological challenges in automotive. Browse these pages to learn more about how our industry experts, scientists and engineers work hand in hand with our customers to develop next generation solutions.

High Performance Plastics for Valvetrain

Looking to reduce friction in valve timing systems? Automotive plastics like our Stanyl polyamide 46 will help you achieve it: Good for planet – and profit.

Now you can replace polyamide 66 in engine timing systems – and reduce CO2 emission by up to 2 g/km: With penalties in Europe alone now at €94 per excess gram of CO2 per car, this not only reduces your carbon footprint but will also trigger fleet-wide savings in the multi-million euro range – and all for an incremental material cost of just €100,000. Stanyl delivers the lowest friction of any plastic when lubricated with engine oil. In fact, our Tribometer testing shows a 20% lower Coefficient of Friction (CoF) compared to commercial PA66.

Stanyl also provides the best wear and fatigue performance in engine timing systems: Up to seven times longer than PA66. It handles high chain tension, particularly when guides and tensioners have a small radii of curvature due to limited packaging space; and when chain slap starts causing pitting wear.

Browse our solutions

Rocker Valve Covers

Automotive | Drivetrain Transmission

Akulon® PA6 allows for 40-60% weight reduction and better NVH performance versus metal; Akulon® PA6 allows for cost effective solutions versus metal (due to the possibility of function integration) and versus PA66 (PA6 more economical choice); Akulon® Ultraflow grades allow even for more cost effectiveness due to 25% cycle time advantage and due to high flowability enabling thinner walled designs

Power Seats

Automotive | Engine Valve Train

Stanyl® PA46 allows for lightweight and cost effective solutions as compared to machined cast metal and also offers advantages in NVH ; Stanyl® PA46 allows for reliable solutions due to its superiority in temperature and abrasion performance as compared to PA66 and POM; Stanyl® PA46 allows for cost effective solutions due to its faster cycle times in comparison with PA66 and PPA

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