MaterialScience has announced that the company has developed an
extensive range of polyurethane materials with high energy efficiency
for use in the automotive sector.
company will be showcasing the Bayflex RIM Light Weight polyurethane
system at UTECH 2012. The weight of the finished parts can be reduced by
up to 30% through this system. This material has a density of 0.9 kg/l
and is lighter than water.
Birgit Meyer zu Berstenhorst created this innovative material.
According to her, the high-grade Bayflex polyurethane system along with
innovative integration of fillers will contribute to the lightweight
design of the material. This new material has excellent mechanical
properties, she added.
material enables reduction of fuel usage and emissions of carbon
dioxide and enhances driving dynamics. It helps in reducing the weight
of the battery in electric cars and in expanding the range of the
polyurethane material provides an innovative design for developing the
vehicle and can be utilized in creating parts with a Class A surface,
which needs a high-grade coating for completion. Tried-and-tested
Reinforced Reaction Injection Molding (RRIM) technology is used for
processing this compact material.
than car parts, Bayflex RIM Light Weight can be utilized in other
mobility applications like aircraft, buses, ships, trains and trucks.
The experts of the company consider that this material is ideal for use
in the construction industry, the furniture and leisure division, and
the IT segment.
Source: Bayer MaterialScience