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Thermosets for Automotive Applications

Bakelite® engineering thermosets make it possible to design lightweight complex parts that require precision and performance.

Usable as molded, they can be a lower cost solution than die-cast metal, steel and enginnering thermoplastics. Bakelite's thermoset molding compounds are utilized whent there must be a combination of good electrical insulating properties and high heat resistance, rigidity, surface hardness, high elastic modulus and good solvent resistance. Even if the recommended operating temperature range is temporarily exceeded, dimensional stability will be maintained.

The product line includes

  • High-strength, glass fiber-reinforced phenol moulding compounds for mechanically and thermally stressed housings and drive elements in the engine compartment and transmission systems
  • Graphite and Carbon fiber-reinforced Carbomould® molding compounds designed to meet tribologic demands in frictional and sliding functional components
  • Electrically sophisticated, elimination product-free, glass fiber-reinforced epoxy molding compounds for high tension insulating components in the automotive electrical system, electrical engines, housing and over molding of electronics

Bakelite® engineering thermosets make it possible to design lightweight complex parts that require precision and performance. Usable as molded, they can be a lower cost solution than die-cast metal, steel and enginnering thermoplastics.

Bakelite's thermoset molding compounds are utilized whent there must be a combination of good electrical insulating properties and high heat resistance, rigidity, surface hardness, high elastic modulus and good solvent resistance. Even if the recommended operating temperature range is temporarily exceeded, dimensional stability will be maintained.

Bakelite's Molding Compounds for Under the Hood Applications

Highly demanding housings and functional components in the engineering and automotive fields Bakelite® Engineering Thermosets increasingly replace functional elements and system components that up to now have been made of metal and engineering thermoplastics. 

These are used in fields including the automotive industry in transmissions, brake systems and engine assemblies. And also covering electrical components of modern EV- and Hybrid Cars, such as components of the battery, engine, transmission and fuel cell systems. 

Moreover, the electrical and electronics industries also rely on these innovative molding compounds to manufacture high quality, thermally resistant functional elements with high mechanical strength.

Bakelite's Molding Compounds for Exterior Applications

For decades, thermoset materials from Bakelite have been well established and indispensable in many automotive industry applications, such as brake pistons and fuel doors as well as EV charging ports.

Bakelite's Molding Compounds for Interior Applications

For decades, thermoset materials from Bakelite have been well established and indispensable in many automotive industry applications, such as driver assistance camera and entertainment systems, fragrance systems and gear selector parts. 

The specific, customized properties of these materials make them an obvious choice to replace existing metals and engineering thermoplastic applications by innovative design solutions.

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