Spare Wheel Well

The spare wheel well made of reinforced plastic with 60 % glass fiber is attached directly to the body frame. It stores spare tire and onboard tool kit and also stiffens the rear section of the vehicle.

Durethan®

Steering rod

In contrast to metal, the use of high-tech plastics for structural components of the chassis, such as the steering rod, offers many benefits: Weight savings, cost-effectiveness through efficient manufacturing and assembly processes, reliable when subject to high dynamic mechanical stresses

Durethan®

Airbag Housing

Tepex® hybrid technology allows for a much lighter design of airbag housing side even compared to thermoplastic. Weight can be reduced by roughly one-third without compromise on stiffness or strength.

Durethan®

Cross-car beam

Cross-car beams with a plastic/metal hybrid construction provide substantial benefits, enabling cable and air ducts or brackets for the steering column to be easily integrated.

Durethan®

Lithium-Ion-Batteries

LANXESS has developed a range of iron oxides for the production of cathodes for lithium-ion batteries. Thanks primarily to their good morphological properties and high reactivity, the products are ideally suited for use in the e-mobility field.

Bayoxide®

Engine oil pan

The engine oil pan made from polyamide 66 weighs around a kilogram less than a steel component solution; it is around 50% lighter than an aluminum version.

Durethan®, Tepex®

Cylinder head covers

LANXESS Durethan® is a popular choice for this application thanks to its high temperature resistance and favorable surface quality

Durethan®

Gearbox oil pan

The high-tech material’s stiffness enables a very shallow design for the oil pan, making it easy to install.

Durethan®, Tepex®

Roof Frame in plastic

Hybrid technology combines the specific strengths of plastic with those of metals such as sheet steel and aluminum. Roof frames are 30 % lighter when made with plastic / metal hybrid technology, yet cost around 20% less than a full-steel-solution.

Durethan®

Hybrid Front Ends

Hybrid front ends made of plastic / metal composites can reduce weight from 10 % – 40 % compared to front ends made of metal alone. With TEPEX®, up to 20 % in vehicle weight can be saved additionally in comparison to sheet aluminum solutions.

Durethan®

Leather + Seat pans

LANXESS products can help with every stage of leather manufacturing. The innovative X-Lite® process enables high-quality leathers to be produced which weigh up to 20% less. In comparison to seat pans made from plastic alone, Tepex® inlays can reduce the weight of car seats by up to 50%.

X-Lite®, Durethan®, Tepex®

Brake pedal

The world’s first polyamide brake pedal reinforced with continuous glass fibers and designed for mass production is around 50% lighter than comparable traditional steel brake pedals, but just as mechanically strong.

Durethan®, Tepex®