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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.

Sensors

High Performance Plastics for Sensors

Our thermoplastics help you design and manufacture overmolded components and sensors more efficiently by replacing traditional machined-metal, multi-part, automotive sensor components like transmission speed sensors and oil level sensors.

Sensors in general and MEMS in particular are key components in many electronic interfaces. They manage internal and external controls and demand the most extreme performance requirements – hence the need for equally high performance materials.

Specifically, overmolded components like solenoids and sensors need materials that cope with fierce temperatures, and can be processed at low pressure - thus avoiding displacement of the electronic components. With its excellent creep resistance, ForTii meets this need. It’s proven to withstand the highest temperatures long term, dealing with extreme peaks while also withstanding aggressive ATF oils.

ForTii also meets temperature cycle tests, vibration tests at various temperatures, and long-term tests for the maintainance of a good seal against ingress of air, oil, dust, and water at elevated pressures and temperatures.

The material offers cost reductions through the ability to consolidate parts – in fact ForTii outperforms traditional materials like PPS, PPA and LCP - not only as a package material but also with Laser Direct Structuring.

This innovative technology enables the entire PCB and driving circuitry to be integrated straight into the sensor; which in turn means smaller components with more functionality – and reliability. Warpage and delamination are a thing of the past thanks to ForTii’s mechanical, thermal and adhesion (sealing) ability.

Browse our solutions

EGR sensor

Automotive | Auto Electronics & Electricals | ECUs, Inverters

ForTii® PA4T and Stanyl® PA46 allow for reliable solutions due to their high melting point of 325 and 295 °C resulting in no deformation at very high sensor tip temperatures and to their resistance to erosion from contamination in the exhaust stream; ForTii® PA4T and Stanyl® PA4 allow for cost effective solutions versus PEEK, LCP or other PPA

EPS Sensors

Automotive | Auto Electronics & Electricals | ECUs, Inverters

Arnite® PET allows for reliable solutions due to its extremely high dimensional stability compared with PPA and PA and due to its very tight GF specifications allowing very tight tolerances on the parts

Positition Sensor

Automotive | Auto Electronics & Electricals | ECUs, Inverters

Stanyl® PA46, ForTii® PA4T, Akulon® PA66, Akulon® PA6, Arnite® PBT allow for reliable solutions due to high temperature resistance, high toughness levels and good electrical insulation properties; Stanyl® PA46 allows for cost effective solutions due to a better flowability and processability than PPS and PPA enabling therefore thin wall designs; ForTii® PA4T allows for reliable solutions exposed to very high peak temperatures due to its melting point of 325 C

Speed Sensor

Automotive | Auto Electronics & Electricals | ECUs, Inverters

Stanyl® PA46, ForTii® PA4T, Akulon® PA66, Akulon® PA6, Arnite® PBT allow for reliable solutions due to high temperature resistance, high toughness levels and good electrical insulation properties; Stanyl® PA46 allows for cost effective solutions due to a better flowability and processability than PPS and PPA enabling therefore thin wall designs; ForTii® PA4T allows for reliable solutions exposed to very high peak temperatures due to its melting point of 325 C

Temperature Sensor

Automotive | Auto Electronics & Electricals | ECUs, Inverters

Stanyl® PA46, ForTii® PA4T, Akulon® PA66, Akulon® PA6, Arnite® PBT allow for reliable solutions due to high temperature resistance, high toughness levels and good electrical insulation properties; Stanyl® PA46 allows for cost effective solutions due to a better flowability and processability than PPS and PPA enabling therefore thin wall designs; ForTii® PA4T allows for reliable solutions exposed to very high peak temperatures due to its melting point of 325 C

Wheel Speed Sensors

Automotive | Auto Electronics & Electricals | ECUs, Inverters

EcoPaXX® PA410 allows for reliable solutions due its thermal resistance up to 250°C and better chemical resistance than PA66, its better dimensional stability than PA6 and PA66 due to less moisture uptake; EcoPaXX® PA410 allows for very sustainable solutions to its low carbon footprint (70% biobased); Stanyl® PA46 and Akulon® PA66 allow for reliable solutions due to their high melting point of 295 and 260 °C resulting in no deformation at very high sensor tip temperatures

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