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Engineering Materials

Wear & Friction

As car manufacturers seek to meet more strict legislation on tailgate emissions, a key area of focus is the reduction of wear and friction in the engine and transmission.

Reducing the effects of wear and friction

As car manufacturers seek to meet more strict legislation on tailgate emissions, a key area of focus is the reduction of wear and friction in the engine and transmission. Reducing friction as much as possible leads to engines that run more smoothly, and that are more fuel efficient. Our research teams have transformed their many years of experience studying the effects of wear and friction on plastics to develop special material types with high abrasion resistance and low friction at elevated temperatures. These Stanyl grades are ideal for chain tensioners in engine timing systems, and deliver up to 1% reduction in fuel consumption versus polyamide 66.

With a 20% lower coefficient of friction compared with commercial PA66, Stanyl delivers the lowest friction of any plastic when lubricated with engine oil. The material also provides the best wear and fatigue performance in engine timing systems – up to seven times longer than PA66. With high stiffness and strength, and excellent flow capabilities, the material is an essential part of our portfolio for applications where wear and friction are a primary concern.

Ask us how we can help you reduce wear and friction in your critical parts.

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