Extreme metal replacement
Weight reduction and limited design space are the design challenges of today. At the same time no compromise on safety and comfort is allowed. Automotive OEMs are expected to take around 200kg on average out of every car they make by 2025, in order to meet the stringent CO2 emission norms in major automotive markets around the world.
DSM has already proven it’s innovation power in engine downsizing and light weighting. With Stanyl® Diablo DSM has set the standard for high heat resistance in air management system and thus changed the design of e.g. hot charge air ducts. Akulon® is a proven and safe metal replacement solution for air bag containers for many year now, without any single failure. Also in CNG tanks, actuators/gears and components in EPS systems DSM has demonstrated it’s deep application and material knowledge to make the transformation from metal to plastic.
And now there is ForTii® Ace, which enables metal replacement in parts that were not possible up to now. ForTii Ace, the next generation PPA, is the game changer in metal replacement. ForTii Ace combines high and linear mechanical performance up to 150°C with excellent chemical resistance.