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LANXESS creates thermoplastics for more fuel-efficient cars

LANXESS has developed patented technology, part of its Durethan product line, which replaces metal parts in a car’s body with highly engineered thermoplastics based on nylon. The plastic dramatically reduces the weight of a car, and thus makes it much more fuel-efficient. Consequently, it also reduces a car’s emissions.

Part of the breakthrough in the technology is LANXESS’ special process of joining plastic and metal to help produce an end product that exhibits strength, rigidity and energy absorption. This technology is now used in cars by BMW, Ford and Audi to produce structural parts in more than 60 different models worldwide.  

Additionally Durethan is also being used in aircraft structures, hand tools, appliances and agricultural equipment.

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