POLYTEC PASSION CREATES INNOVATION

New Mobility & Structural Innovations

INNOVATIVE COMPLETE SOLUTIONS FOR NEW AND SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY CONCEPTS

POLYTEC is an attractive partner forstart-ups or companies looking for a total lightweight design rethink. We create value added through innovative, tradition-free product design, technological independence, reliable production (automotive quality standards), experience in the development and production of complex modules, and system and functional integration (reduced complexity).  

 

 

WITH LIGHTNESS

READY FOR TOMORROW

POLYTEC is an active development partner with regard to both start-ups and innovative projects in new fields of mobility. We cooperate on the creation of complete solutions, which secure the best possible market launch and profitability. In particular, our customers benefit from our extensive experience in the automotive industry, reliable and scalable production, and an extensive technological range that facilitates cost-optimised production.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

IN-HOUSE EXPERTISE AND PARTNERSHIPS

Our R&D team realises innovative ideas and the most demanding of complete concepts. Our comprehensive development competence is supplemented by a premium partnership with the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) at the RWTH Aachen. The AZL’s extensive innovation and know-how network links over eighty partners from 21 countries and unites an excellent knowledge base with a production and product orientation.

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VEHICLES WITH HYBRID OR ELECTRIC BATTERY DRIVE SYSTEMS

LIGHTWEIGHT PROTECTION FOR PASSENGERS AND BATTERIES

Lightweight design is of special significance in the e-mobility sector, not only with respect to weight reduction, but also functional integration. Within this context, the safeguarding of passengers against the penetration into the vehicle interior of the electromagnetic fields emanating from the battery is just as important as the protection of the battery against external influences such as dirt and moisture.

 


​​​​​​​Highlights:​​​​​​​

  • Lightweight structure with high levels of dimensional stability and functional integration

  • Electromagnetic field reduction, temperature shielding

  • Excellent surface bonding characteristics, flame-resistance

LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN

A RETHINK

Plastics are undoubtedly ideal as a basic material for lightweight construction. However, by means of innovative design concepts and smart material combinations, POLYTEC’s lightweight products achieve far higher targets. 

One example in this connection is the group’s in-house developed trunk lid. This consists of only three parts (exterior section, the interior structural component and foamed interior trim), which in combination provide a ready-to-install lid that includes functional integration    

  • Installation of sensors and camera and 5G antenna
  • Printed electronics (touch controls, lighting, etc.)
  • interior trim inclusive noise absorption

 

LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS

MULTIFUNCTIONALITY AND INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS

POLYTEC attaches great importance to the expansion of its structural component portfolio and it is frequently the case that bright ideas and fresh concepts result from the line walks of the POLYTEC SOLUTION FORCE.

 

AGREE A LINE WALK NOW​​​​​​​

 

To achieve effective lightweight design, for example POLYTEC integrates local reinforcements such as organo sheets or DU tapes into structural parts or underbodies in order that areas subject to high stress possess the necessary strength. As a result, material use is minimised and therefore also weight and costs. For the production of such VICS (Variable In-moulded Composite Sandwich) solutions, a thermoplastic matrix core is pressed together with carbon or glass fibre reinforcement using the one-shot process.

 


​​​​​​​Highlights:

  • Weight reductions of up to 50 %

  • Possibilities for variable wall thicknesses and integrated reinforcements 

  • Extremely high mechanical capacity; equivalent to 3 mm steel

  • Combinable with acoustic elements, heat shields and electromagnetic protection

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