PRTODAY / NewswireToday press release distribution service network
Written by / Agency / Source: LANXESS
Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

LANXESS Presents Intelligent Lightweight Construction for Green Mobility - Brake pedal in nylon composite sheet hybrid technology - A 50 percent reduction in weight -
LANXESS Presents Intelligent Lightweight Construction for Green Mobility


NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Leverkusen, Germany, 2012/03/20 - Brake pedal in nylon composite sheet hybrid technology - A 50 percent reduction in weight - FRA: DE Frankfurt: LXS

Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Manufacturing / Robotics Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


In cooperation with LANXESS and Bond-Laminates GmbH from Brilon, Germany, ZF Friedrichshafen AG has developed a brake pedal based on nylon composite sheet and polyamide 6. The big advantage of this system is that it is 50 percent lighter than comparable brake pedals made of steel, but has the same mechanical strength. Weighing just 355 g, this concept component is the world's first car brake pedal made of polyamide reinforced with continuous glass fibers that is suitable for large-scale series production. “The brake pedal is a good example of the tremendous opportunities being opened up by thermoplastic composite structures in the drive to Green Mobility,” explained Thomas Malek, an expert in hybrid technology at the LANXESS Semi-Crystalline Products business unit. The newly designed brake pedal can be used not only in conventional passenger cars, it is also ideal for electric vehicles where weight must be kept to an absolute minimum to ensure the maximum range per charge cycle.

Fewer process steps
The brake pedal in nylon composite sheet hybrid technology is easier to manufacture than comparable pedals of sheet steel, which usually consist of several sheets. For example, the new technique eliminates the need for the complicated forming, cutting and welding processes required with sheet metal. Anti-corrosion treatment is now also superfluous because the plastic part does not contain any metal.

The brake pedal is made of a nylon composite sheet from the Tepex dynalite range from Bond-Laminates. The 2 mm thick nylon composite sheet material of polyamide 6, reinforced with 47 percent continuous glass fibers by volume, is heated, thermoformed and cut to size. The result is an insert, reinforced at specific points with Durethan BKV 30 H2.0 polyamide 6 from LANXESS, which has proved its mettle in hybrid technology. “The brake pedal could, in fact, also be produced in a single-step process because the forming of the nylon composite sheet could be easily integrated into the injection molding tool. This one-shot process allows high volumes to be produced economically,” said Malek. A further cost-reducing factor compared with an all-steel solution is that injection molding allows a wide range of functions to be integrated directly into the component. Typical examples include the pedal foot plate, attachments for the booster rod, and components for the brake light switch.

Material bond provides outstanding load resistance
Polyamide 6 is used as both the injection molding material and the matrix of the nylon composite sheet. In contrast to hybrid technology with sheet steel, the matrix and back-injected areas produce a material bond across all contact surfaces. It acts like a weld, and thus significantly increases the mechanical performance of the component. “This is one reason why the new brake pedal more than satisfies the requirement specification,” said Marek.

HiAnt – precise simulation of the nylon composite sheet forming process
LANXESS provided ZF with considerable support with the conception and computer-assisted design of the brake pedal. These services are part of the HiAnt brand, in which the Semi-Crystalline Products business unit has pooled the know-how it has developed in materials, design, simulation and process technology to deliver tailored customer service. For example, the forming process was simulated in order to calculate local differences in fiber orientation in the formed nylon composite sheet and optimize these fiber orientations as appropriate for the load on the brake pedal. The results went into a new material model that accounts for the anisotropic material behavior of nylon composite sheet. “We are able to calculate all the chief properties of nylon composite sheet hybrid parts, such as their crash behavior. It enables us to design parts such as this on the computer – quickly, cost-effectively and in consideration of the appropriate loads,” explained Marek.

Green Mobility – a core strategic topic at LANXESS
This year, LANXESS is focusing its activities on the core strategic subject of Green Mobility. The aim of the campaign is to focus on innovative technologies and products with which the specialty chemicals group can help to enable resource-saving, environmentally friendly, sustainable mobility, such as lightweight construction concepts for body parts or high-performance rubber for the manufacture of smooth running, fuel-saving Green Tires.

LANXESS ( is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.1 billion in 2010 and currently around 16,100 employees in 30 countries. The company is at present represented at 47 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 sustainable indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and FTSE4Good.

Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Manufacturing / Robotics Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


Written by / Agency / Source: LANXESS


Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)


Traffic Booster: [/] Quick NewswireToday Visibility Checker


Distribution / Indexing: [+]  / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

# # #
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Manufacturing / Robotics articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!

LANXESS Presents Intelligent Lightweight Construction for Green Mobility

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name NewswireToday and LINK as the source.
Publisher Contact: Ilona Kawan - 
+49 214 30 61684 ilona.kawan[.]
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any LANXESS securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Manufacturing / Robotics via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Read Latest Articles From LANXESS / Company Profile

Read Manufacturing / Robotics Most Recent Related Newswires:

trinamiX GmbH Unveils New Application for trinamiX Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Solutions
Tohoku University and NEC Collaborate to Accelerate the Development of Composite Materials for Aircraft
Reflective Waveguides for Augmented Reality - Lumus and SCHOTT Enter into Strategic Partnership
Yokogawa Releases PRM Commissioning Support Package R1.02
Voith and PTS Heidenau Set a New Standard for Measuring Stickies and Non-tacky Contaminants Using Near-infrared Measuring Technology
Alstom Expands its Expertise in Braking Systems with the Acquisition of Ibre
BASF Unveils Engineering Plastic with Optimized Sliding Friction Properties
DSM Halves the Carbon Footprint of Akulon® PA6
Voith Delivers Innovative Electric Voith Schneider Propeller to Norwegian Shipping Company Østensjø
BASF Develops the First Semi-finished Part Made of Ultramid® Advanced N
Rockwell Automation Levels Up Industrial Computing Portfolio Following Acquisition of ASEM S.p.A
New Durethan ECO Polyamide Product Range Featuring Fibers from Waste Glass
Deltaray Enables Zero-defect Product Manufacturing
DSM Takes Over Part of Clariant’s 3D Printing Business Portfolio to Expand Rapid Market-driven Product Development Solutions
PPG Introduces ULTRALAST Interior Paint + Primer With Proprietary CLEAN SURFACE TECHNOLOGY

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns

NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


Visit  Limelon Advertising, Co.

Visit  VR CORPORATENEXT | Giovambattista Scuticchio

  ©2020 NewswireToday — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution newswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (