LANXESS' Durethan BKV30H2.0EF PA6 in Ford SUV's Structural Components

July 27 2020

LANXESS informed that its easy-flowing, fiberglass-reinforced Durethan BKV30H2.0EF polyamide 6 is used in the production of the highly loaded structural component for the Ford Kuga SUV.

The bolster and the fully assembled front-end module were developed and are produced by Montaplast, which has its headquarters in Morsbach, Germany.

As a plastic component for the hybrid bolster, polyamide 6 has two main advantages over the possible alternative material, polypropylene (PP). The first advantage is that the component contains several direct threaded connections; these are more cost-efficient than using additional metal inserts. The threaded connections designed using polyamide 6 are significantly more stable, have a longer service life and are more reliable than with PP. The second advantage of polyamide is that it withstands the thermal loads that arise when the grille shutters are closed, in contrast to PP.

Due to the high flowability of polyamide 6, component areas with filigree geometries can be designed with thinner walls.

Due to the lower filling pressure, another benefit of the easy-flowing material is that components with lower stresses can be produced, minimizing the distortion.

Ford, Montaplast and LANXESS worked closely together over the entire development process for the hybrid bolster right up to the start of series production.


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