LANXESS sees great application potential for its technical plastics under the brands Durethan (polyamide) and Pocan (polybutylene terephthalate) in the new mobility growth market. This is why the high-performance materials business unit founded the ‘e-Powertrain team’, which is geared up to the needs of the global automotive industry and supports external partners throughout the entire development chain for components of electric vehicles and the associated infrastructure. This support includes materials that are tailor-made for specific customers and applications as well as processing development and engineering services for component design such as CAE simulations, mold flow calculations and finished product inspections.
The new group is the central point of contact for electromobility development projects and inquiries from all regions. “We coordinate knowledge exchange among our applications and processing development centers, which we operate in all of the world’s major economic regions. The aim is to provide our international partners with the best possible products and service locally. We are also responsible for close-to-production and advance development projects,” explained Julian Haspel, who heads the team.