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Lightweighting

Removing weight, improving ergonomics and fuel efficiency


You’re interested in taking weight out of your products, because you know that lightweighting offers a long list of benefits at many touch points across multiple industries. In automotive applications, lightweighting has proven to be a key strategy for improving fuel efficiency. Component weight reduction in industrial applications allows the use of smaller motors and therefore greater efficiency and less fuel. For consumer products, lighter weight can mean increased safety, better ergonomics and improved handling.

At PolyOne we’ve developed materials that can help you reach your goals. We can help you capture weight reduction savings and maximize the potential with technical, manufacturing and design support. Our portfolio of specialty materials are designed to allow density reduction in applications where stiffness can’t be compromised. We can even help you rethink existing fiber filled thermoplastic materials.           

Some of the primary benefits of engineered thermoplastics when compared to metal include:

•           Significant cost and weight reduction

•           Excellent strength to weight ratios approaching even no-ferrous metals

•           Ability to simplify installation with molded in features

•           Increased design freedom in order to maximize component functionality

 

 

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