Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / LANXESS displays innovative solutions at Industry Forum
LANXESS displays innovative solutions at Industry Forum
26
Jun '13
LANXESS showcased innovative solutions for the sustainable, resource- and climate-friendly mobility of the future at the 15th Industry Forum in Wolfsburg, Germany.

The theme of the internationally renowned conference and exhibition, which took place on June 19 and 20 this year, was “The changing automotive industry – strategies, concepts, solutions”. LANXESS’ presentation focused on products and technologies for lightweight construction.

“Our high-performance thermoplastics and hybrid technology alone can reduce the weight of a vehicle by an average of 50 kilograms. This equates to fuel savings of up to 4 percent and a reduction in CO2 emissions of over 0.5 kilograms per 100 kilometers,” Dr. Werner Breuers explained. The LANXESS Board of Management member was a keynote speaker at this year's forum.

LANXESS – a heavyweight in lightweight construction

In his address, entitled “Aspects and trends in lightweight automobile construction”, Breuers outlined the specialty chemicals company's complete spectrum of products that have huge potential for application in “green” mobility concepts.

“Thanks to our global network of production sites and centers of expertise, which we are continually expanding, we are able to support our partners from the international automotive industry all over the world in developing sustainable, efficient vehicles,” said Breuers.

In particular, he highlighted the opportunities to reduce the weight of the bodywork, drive train, fittings and chassis offered by the high-tech plastics Durethan and Pocan and TEPEX high-performance composites. Citing examples of innovation, Breuers made reference to components such as the first polyamide car brake pedal to be reinforced with continuous glass fibers and designed for large-scale series production and the first front end carriers made entirely of polyamide 6.

Innovative products for green mobility

The front end carrier was one of the exhibits at the LANXESS stand in Wolfsburg. Also on show was a housing for a passenger airbag module in nylon composite sheet hybrid technology that is over 30 percent lighter than a series-produced, injection-molded version made of polyamide 6.

LANXESS experts used sample panels to explain the enormous lightweight construction potential opened up by TEPEX continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic high-performance composites. Using the example of a seat for a premium sedan, they demonstrated that weight can also be noticeably reduced when using leather for car seats. Another exhibit highlight was a concept tire developed by LANXESS itself based on its rubber grades and additives. This tire is one of the first in the world to receive an AA grade under EU mandatory tire labeling.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 9.1 billion in 2012 and roughly 17,400 employees in 31 countries. The company is currently represented at 50 production sites worldwide.

The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and FTSE4Good as well as the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).

LANXESS


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 28th Jun 2017

GST and textiles industry: Analysis and opinion

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is at long last all set to be rolled ...

Textiles | On 28th Jun 2017

India probing dumping of polyester yarn by China

Indian government is probing anti-dumping allegations against a...

Courtesy: Raymond

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Jun 2017

Raymond plans to invest Rs 1,400 crore in Amravati plant

Raymond, Indian textiles and apparel major, has decided to invest Rs...

Interviews View All

Sanjay Yagnik
Maa Tex Speciality

‘We suggest reducing dosage of sizing chemicals to reduce sludge...

Cindy McNaull
Cordura

We have broad range of options in durable fabrics

Marazban F Velati
Sutlej Textiles & Industries limited

No training can be effective till the candidate believes in it.

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
July 2017

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search