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High-Performance Materials for Automotive Comfort Actuators

In tight design spaces or higher torque comfort actuation systems, using PA66 or POM plastic materials for gears can lead to failures such as premature tooth wear, deformation, creep or fractures. By using advanced material solutions such as Stanyl®, automakers reduce the chance of failure while creating opportunities for system size reduction, weight savings, and reduced costs.

Understand why Stanyl® PA46 is trusted in comfort actuators

For comfort & convenience vehicle systems, actuator design needs to offer high torque and durability performance, compact design and lightweight, low noise operation. DSM’s Stanyl® PA46 is a high-strength aliphatic polyamide trusted by manufacturers of automotive actuator components. The material delivers best-in-class stiffness and durability performance at both moderate and high temperature levels, enabling gear suppliers to optimize final parts and deliver on customers’ strict design specifications.

  • Smaller gears enable system size reduction
  • With the same performance as larger POM or PA66 gears
  • Weight reduction
  • Creating potential for cost savings

Browse comfort actuator applications

Mirror actuators

Automotive |

Higher torque and durability performance than PPA and PA66;Allows more compact actuator design and also lower weight;Comparable performance to specialized materials without the need for expensive additives (e.g., carbon fiber or wear & friction optimizers) creates opportunities for cost savings

Seat actuators

Automotive |

Higher torque and durability performance than PPA and PA66;Allows more compact actuator design and also lower weight;Comparable performance to specialized materials without the need for expensive additives (e.g., carbon fiber or wear & friction optimizers) creates opportunities for cost savings

Steering wheel adjusters

Automotive |

Higher torque and durability performance than PPA and PA66;Allows more compact actuator design and also lower weight;Comparable performance to specialized materials without the need for expensive additives (e.g., carbon fiber or wear & friction optimizers) creates opportunities for cost savings

Sunroof actuators

Automotive |

Higher torque and durability performance than PPA and PA66;Allows more compact actuator design and also lower weight;Comparable performance to specialized materials without the need for expensive additives (e.g., carbon fiber or wear & friction optimizers) creates opportunities for cost savings

Trunk actuators

Automotive |

Higher torque and durability performance than PPA and PA66;Allows more compact actuator design and also lower weight;Comparable performance to specialized materials without the need for expensive additives (e.g., carbon fiber or wear & friction optimizers) creates opportunities for cost savings

Explore advanced materials for comfort actuators

Stanyl® TW341

Stanyl® TW341 is a V2 UL-rated, non-reinforced high heat polyamide that offers excellent wear & friction properties in combination with outstanding creep resistance, strength, stiffness and fatigue resistance especially at high temperatures in combination with cycle-time advantages and excellent flow.

Stanyl® TW341 is a V2 UL-rated, non-reinforced high heat polyamide that offers excellent wear & friction properties in combination with outstanding creep resistance, strength, stiffness and fatigue resistance especially at high temperatures in combination with cycle-time advantages and excellent flow.

Stanyl® TW341 is a V2 UL-rated, non-reinforced high heat polyamide that offers excellent wear & friction properties in combination with outstanding creep resistance, strength, stiffness and fatigue resistance especially at high temperatures in combination with cycle-time advantages and excellent flow.

  • Heat Stabilized
  • Lubricated

Stanyl® TW241F10

50% Glass Reinforced

Stanyl® TW241F10 is a high heat polyamide that offers excellent creep resistance, strength, stiffness and fatigue resistance especially at high temperatures in combination with cycle-time advantages and excellent flow. TW241F10 has an excellent track-record in gear applications and structural parts

Stanyl® TW241F10 is a high heat polyamide that offers excellent creep resistance, strength, stiffness and fatigue resistance especially at high temperatures in combination with cycle-time advantages and excellent flow. TW241F10 has an excellent track-record in gear applications and structural parts

Stanyl® TW241F10 is a high heat polyamide that offers excellent creep resistance, strength, stiffness and fatigue resistance especially at high temperatures in combination with cycle-time advantages and excellent flow. TW241F10 has an excellent track-record in gear applications and structural parts

  • Heat Stabilized
  • Lubricated

Stanyl® TW200F3

15% Glass Reinforced

Stanyl® TW200F3 is a high heat polyamide that offers excellent creep resistance, strength, stiffness and fatigue resistance especially at high temperatures, in combination with cycle-time advantages and excellent flow.

Stanyl® TW200F3 is a high heat polyamide that offers excellent creep resistance, strength, stiffness and fatigue resistance especially at high temperatures, in combination with cycle-time advantages and excellent flow.

Stanyl® TW200F3 is a high heat polyamide that offers excellent creep resistance, strength, stiffness and fatigue resistance especially at high temperatures, in combination with cycle-time advantages and excellent flow.

  • Heat Stabilized

Contact us for more information

Direct and easy access to our broad portfolio of high-performance plastics: request a quote or order a sample. You can also simply ask our actuators experts.

Gain more innovation insights

  • Tech Talk: Advanced material selection for automotive gears & actuation

    Engineers have faced the challenges of lightweighting gears and actuation systems at temperatures higher than 120°C without compromising on performance. During this 30-minute Tech Talk, key recommendations will be given based on experience working with global automakers on advanced thermoplastic material solutions for gears and actuation systems.

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