Honda has introduced the world-first development of hybrid-molded rear bumper beam in the hydrogen electric vehicle “Clarity Fuel Cell” using one-shot molding technology. The component is made of Tepex, continuous- and long-fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites with PA 6 matrix from LANXESS subsidiary Bond-Laminates, in combination with Durethan, a PA 6 engineering plastic grade from LANXESS.
|advantages||Lightweight design: First hybrid-molded rear bumper beam
One-shot molding technology enabled
50 percent weight reduction compared to the metal solution
Significant streamlining of the production process
|material||Insert: Tepex (composite sheet with continuous fiber reinforcement with PA 6 matrix)
Compound: Durethan (PA 6)
|process||One-shot molding technology|
|development status||Series production|
|development partners||LANXESS, Takagi Seiko Co., Sunwa Trading|
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