A look into the future shows: the need for mobility will continue to grow. More quality is required on the move. Therefore different mobility models will have to be developed for the city and the long distance. Partially or fully electrified serial production vehicles are very popular.
The vehicles of the future must become quieter, lighter and more energy-efficient, regardless of the type of drive. Plastics have long been the material of choice in automotive engineering for reducing weight. The proportion of plastic parts used will continue to rise in the future. In particular, thermosets and thermoplastics will increasingly replace steel, aluminium and cast iron. Higher mechanical strengths of plastics are required. This is where our High Performance Fillers come in, because their use can have a targeted effect on the properties of polymer systems.
In general, the number of E&E applications for automation and networking in the automotive sector is steadily increasing. However, the area of alternative drives holds great potential for heat dissipating plastics. In many of these applications, the issue of heat generation and its effective dissipation poses a major challenge. For example, thermally conductive plastics could be used to improve the efficiency of batteries. Local overheating during charging and discharging can thus be avoided, while at the same time improving overall heat management. Effectiveness and service life of the battery are increased. The same applies to the use of thermally conductive plastics in charging stations and powder electronics. The clever selection and combination of fillers in polymers can offer a technically and economically more sensible alternative to metals. Ask for our comprehensive brochure „High Performance Fillers for E-Mobility“! We have a large selection of innovative mineral fillers to improve engineering plastics in our product portfolio.