Innovative capabilities from HEXPOL leverage proven concepts of lightweighting and “green technology” to help auto manufacturers achieve better fuel economy while reducing carbon emissions.
Lightweighting is critical in motor vehicle manufacturing to achieve government fuel efficiency standards by reducing vehicle weight. Newer and lighter elastomers are creating numerous opportunities for lightweighting by replacing metal parts with polymer-based components.
HEXLITE™ Microdense Technology, an advanced compounding technology from HEXPOL, is ideal for lightweighting. HEXLITE reduces the specific gravity and weight of materials already considered to have low density, while retaining good physical properties. We are working with the auto industry to facilitate volumetric savings and/or provide low-density articles with a solid appearance, reducing the need for conventional blowing agents with a spongy cellular structure.
“Green Technologies” reduce environmental impact, conserve resources, and promote renewably sourced polymers. “Green technologies” in the auto and related industries specifically strive to reduce carbon emissions, both from the car and the manufacturing process.
HEXPOL's lightweighting expertise and knowledge of “green technologies” position us to help our customers identify and implement technology to reach their gas mileage and emission goals.
To print a copy of Rubber Compounding for Global Automotive Applications (HEXAUT 1000), visit our website at www.hexpolauto.com.