Lightweight materials are an important topic in the automotive industry. From the first machines and vehicles made of heavy steel, the evolution in the industry has always focused on weight reduction for better performance.
Reducing weight for better performance
Weight reduction is key for performance components, and especially relevant in the awareness of energy consumption, dynamic performance and emissions. By using Nurel’s weight reduction polyamide based materials, a 10 – 20% weight reduction can be achieved. Together with NUREL, Bjørn Thorsen now offer different solutions on its Promyde® Weight Reduction portfolio:
- Nano Clay Fortified PA6: Special nano size clay particles, chemically bonded to the polymer matrix. It’s 17% lighter than 30% mineral filled or 30 % glass bead filled PA 6/66. Mechanical performance is maintained and presents light blocking properties. WR Glass Reinforced PA6: A 10% lighter weight alternative to the conventional 25-30% glass fiber filled polyamides.
- Glass & Mineral Reinforced PA: A combination of both technologies that can provide up to -20% weight reduction.
- Natural Fibers Reinforced PA: a NEW product range including PA compounds with a considerable weight reduction and a renewable content of 15 – 30%.
Nurel is constantly working on the development of new polymers for injection moulding applications. For further information about the product range please visit Nurel Polymer.
For further information about prices and delivery terms, please contact Claus Jørn Jespersen, your local Sales Manager at Bjørn Thorsen A/S at
NUREL S.A. is a plastic polymer and fiber producer based in Zaragoza, Spain, which belongs to SAMCA, a solid Spanish industrial group. With more than 50 years of polyamide production experience, Nurel has embedded themselves as an independent and trustworthy producer.