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Chem-Trend Provides Solutions for Electromobility in Vehicles

13 March 2018

Chem-Trend is leveraging its advanced die cast and composite technologies to help automotive partners make electric vehicles and lightweighting for fuel efficiency a reality.

Using lighter components allows long range e-mobility and greater efficiency for electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles and fuel cell cars. Lighter components are also relevant for high performance sports cars and fuel-efficient combustion engine cars for improved gas mileage.

“Composite materials are increasingly being considered for automotive applications to reduce the overall weight for vehicles, whether they are electric or traditional combustion engines," reports Amanda Pugh, Business Development Director - Rubber and Composites, Chem-Trend. "The main advantages are strength and lightweight along with flexibility in design.”

Chem-Trend’s Composites product line offers solutions designed for manufacturing several automotive composite parts focused on e-mobility and fuel efficiency:

  • Chemlease 5097W: A water-based, silicone-free release agent formulated for easy and quick application through a spray-on and let-dry or wipe-on and let-dry application process. This product provides easy tool clean up, eliminating the need for aggressive cleaning processes.
  • Chemlease MPP 2684W: A 2017 Chem-Trend Innovation Award winner, this newly developed water-based, semi-permanent mould primer is formulated for priming various types of tooling substrates. As a water-based solution, it significantly lowers VOCs, odour and provides HSE improvements. It can be used to resurface moulds, prepare the surface of the tool to accept the release system layers included in the sealer and release agent topcoats, extending useful tool life.
  • Chemlease Sealer 2739: This newly developed semi-permanent mould sealer is designed for easy application through a one-step, wipe-on and let-dry method. This new technology allows for a slow evaporation rate with a rapid cure time, providing greater application efficiency for minimised over-application and reduced material consumption and waste.






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