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Environmentally friendly polyamide cranks up presence in auto sector

Monday, September 9th, 2013 | Permalink

A lightweight multi-functional crankshaft cover in molded from a bio-based polyamide (PA) 410 has been adopted by the latest generation of diesel engines developed by the Volkswagen Group. The EcoPaXX PA resin in question was supplied by DSM Engineering Plastics (Singapore) and molded by KACO GmbH & Co. (Heilbronn, German). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – September 2013 Keywords:  EcoPaXX DSM bioplastic polyamide read more

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World first: Daimler opts plastic engine support; replaces aluminum

Friday, March 8th, 2013 | Permalink

Daimler is installing the world’s first plastic engine support for the six-cylinder diesel engine used in the new GL Class. Compared to the previous aluminum support, the plastic part offers improved acoustical properties, better thermal insulating characteristics and a 30% weight advantage, while being able to withstand the same load. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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World first: Daimler opts plastic engine support; replaces aluminum