The automotive industry is urged to develop electrification and vehicle efficiency. Equipment downsizing, use of light materials and cost are important constraints for the industry.
Automotive equipments may need improvements of subsystem or even full redesigning to meet these new trends. High performance plastics and composites allow to answer new designs, where engineering plastics or even metal fail.
There are lots of examples. The use of high performance thermoplastics like peek, or peek-based composites allow metal substitution in critical parts, and lighter, more efficient systems.
Protection of electronics require PTFE venting membrane. They protect electronic equipments from humidity and dust.
Tribology and control of insulation are also important for electric motor, and an efficient traction. There, lip seals offer the best combination between sealing and friction. And they are available as conductive or semi-conductive materials.
In all these applications and in numerous other solutions, PTFE, fluoropolymers and high performance products have proven their superiority and are unrivales.