BASF’s Plastic can Take the Heat of Turbochargers

| September 7, 2018

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More automakers are using smaller powertrains equipped with turbochargers to reduce emissions without sacrificing power, which leads to increased temperatures under the hood. While a lightweight alternative for automakers, plastic parts typically thermally oxidize when exposed to high temperatures. But BASF’s polyamide-based plastic Ultramid Endure is capable of continuous use in temperatures of up to 220 degrees Celsius and can withstand peak temperatures of 240 degrees Celsius.

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