“The composite structure makes the brake pedal 50 percent lighter than a comparable steel design. The structural component meets the demanding load requirements thanks to the tailor-made fiber-layer construction of the Tepex insert and additional local tape reinforcement. Extensive automation allows the geometrically complex safety-critical component to be manufactured efficiently and in a way that is suitable for large-scale production,” explains Dr. Klaus Vonberg, an expert in lightweight design at HPM’s Tepex Automotive Group.
“This tailor-made fiber-layer structure and the combination of organic sheets and tapes have made it possible to reduce brake pedal weight even further while simultaneously achieving the exceptionally high level of mechanical characteristics that such a safety-critical component needs to provide,” says Dr. Daniel Häffelin from the Innovation Center at BOGE Elastmetall. There are currently four different brake pedal designs in mass production based on an all-plastic version. For all component versions, the load paths are also optimized to suit the various torsion directions.
around 1 million electric cars had been registered in Germany. Of these, according to statista.com, 517,000 cars were powered solely by electrical energy, while 494,000 were plug-in hybrids. Therefore, in order to meet the goal of 15 million fully electric cars, the development of the cars and the charging infrastructure needs to be driven forward significantly. Read More
DKSH Business Unit Technology has partnered with Printers Supply Company, a specialized printing company based in Kolkata, India. As part of the agreement, DKSH will provide marketing and sales, distribution, and logistics as well as after-sales services to promote key products by Printers Supply Company for the Printing Packaging & Converting business in East India region and Bangladesh. Read More
Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, and Jeanologia, a world leader in sustainable and efficient technology development, joined forces to launch an eco-advanced alternative to the denim fabric washing process, including in some cases the mercerization, one of the most water-intensive and pollutant processes of denim fabric finishing. Read More
Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company announces the appointment of Dr. Achala Danait as Managing Director for Clariant India Limited. Effective January 14, 2022, the Board of Directors of Clariant India Limited has appointed Dr. Achala Danait as Managing Director, in addition to her role of leading innovation in Asia Pacific for the Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties. Read More