Increased crash resistance, decreased weight

 

Over the last several decades, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) continue to challenge the automotive industry with higher safety standards for their automobiles.

 

Ultramid® (polyamide) and Ultracom materials help complement metal and improve its performance.

 

While the industry has addressed these requirement with unique design concepts using metals, the inclusion of composite structural inserts enables automakers to design lighter weight vehicles by using thinner metal sections and leveraging the benefits of composite structural inserts using Ultramid®.

 

The high mechanical strength of BASF Ultramid® and Ultracom materials improve the integrity of the passenger compartment while providing the opportunity to reduce the weight of the vehicle.

 

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