Hard-Soft Combination - groundbreaking material combinations

Yet another innovative development for engine assemblies that are in contact with automotive fluids and that need to be resistant to very high temperatures is a hard-soft material combination of Durethan® (PA) and Therban® (HNBR).
This enables a thermoplastic component with a directly integrated elastomer sealing function to be produced in a single operation using multi-component molding.

LANXESS has developed materials with excellent processing characteristics for injection molding that satisfy the requirements profile and meet the needs of the production process.
These materials can withstand continuous use at 150 °C and the action of automotive fluids, such as oil, while also meeting fundamental requirements for adhesion and cost-effectiveness.

Beside technical requirements this combination of materials also offers

- efficient production
- shorter cycle times
- outstanding material behavior

More details about this process and the products used
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LANXESS can offer its customers both components Durethan® (PA) and Therban® (HNBR), rheological design and simulation plus application engineering know-how, all from a single source. This makes LANXESS an attractive partner for this innovative and growing application segment.

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