In recent years polyamides have replaced metals in numerous applications in car engine compartments. New challenges have arisen with the trend towards increasingly compact engines with better performance causing higher temperatures. Also, the pressure to reduce costs and the weight of engine components continues to grow. Recent developments at Bayer show that polyamides are more than capable of meeting these challenges. Indeed, their innovative potential will allow their use in other under-the-hood applications.
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Reinecke, M. Polyamides in the engine compartment. ATZ Worldw 104, 24–27 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03242891
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