The material transition: a decisive step
Even today, modern electric powertrains mainly comprise metallic materials, so anyone seeking to replace materials such as sheet steel and aluminum with plastics and composite materials is breaking new ground – and the substitution potential is enormous. The key benefits:
We need top standards for electric mobility
One major challenge is that for many applications of electric mobility and autonomous driving, the requirements are still either undefined or under discussion – and these can vary depending on the country, automotive manufacturer and supplier.
LANXESS works closely with development partners from the automotive and E/E industry to establish plastic-based applications on the market and so contribute to the definition of standards. This benefits our innovation hub and anyone who wants safe, sustainable and affordable vehicles.
Axel Tuchlenski is responsible at LANXESS for global product and application development in the High Performance Materials business unit and is a member of the Board of Management of kunststoffland NRW.