T“Our material developments focus particularly on applications for the electrification of the powertrain for manual and self-driving vehicles and on establishing the necessary infrastructures and logistics. An additional focus area is new lightweight materials and technologies, which help to increase the range of electric vehicles,” explains Jan Bender, Head of Marketing EMEA for the High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit at LANXESS.
Potential applications for thermoplastics from LANXESS, some of which are already established in mass production, involve components for charging systems, holders, and cell holders for battery systems in hybrid and pure electric vehicles. The materials also have great potential in the e-mobility infrastructure, such as for housing parts, circuit breakers, or terminals for charging stations. In the case of autonomous driving, the polyamides and polyester are suitable for connectors from sensors, displays, and control units, for example. “Our highly filled polyamides and composites can also work well in the lightweight design of seat backrests and shells for new seating concepts,” says Bender.