Envalior in Automotive

Building the next generation of engines with thermoplastics

Today’s downsized, turbo-charged engines generate very high temperatures. This makes it very challenging to replace metal engine components with plastics. Yet for engine components such as timing systems, oil sumps, and bearing cages, engineering plastics reduce friction compared with metals, which can have a substantial impact on fuel efficiency.

Our portfolio of materials includes grades engineered for high heat environments. For example, Stanyl has proven itself effective in continuous use temperatures over 200°C, and with peak temperatures up to 250°C. The material’s excellent tribological performance reduces friction in downsized engines. In valve timing systems, Stanyl provides excellent wear resistance in the powertrain, along with friction reduction that cuts fuel emissions by 1%.

On the processing side, our Akulon PA6 material has enabled major automotive brands to reduce the weight of oil sumps by up to 40% versus conventional metals, providing major cost savings and reduction in fuel emissions.

Browse our Engine components portfolio

  • Engine Management Actuators

    Automotive brands are under pressure to comply with vehicle emission regulations. More OEMs are leveraging electric engine actuators that improve fuel efficiency. Yet, finding material solutions ideal for producing thin and reliable actuator gears is a challenge.

  • Air Intake

    High heat resistant automotive plastics for air intake manifolds from Envalior. Reduce weight, carbon emissions and system costs with no compromise on performance

  • Timing Drive Systems

    Learn why Stanyl® is the most popular thermoplastic material solution for automotive timing drive systems.

  • Exhaust

    High heat resistant plastics that truly resonate

  • Fuel

    Fuel for thought: Heat resistant plastics for fuel vapor systems

  • Oil/lubrification

    Akulon polyamide 6 from Envalior is a high performance plastic ideal for use in oil systems and oil sumps. Find out how to reduce weight and system costs. Read more

  • Cooling

    Excellent hydrolysis resistance across a wide range of temperatures, with Envalior’s extensive portfolio of materials based on polyamides 410 and 4T and Xytron

  • Elastic Belts

    Learn why Envalior is the world’s leading supplier of advanced material solutions for high-performance elastic drive belts .

Featured Customer Applications

Automotive Bearing Cages

Automotive | Engine Transmission

Allows for lightweight and more economical solutions; Allows for more reliable solutions; Provides higher stiffness and chemical resistance

Front End Accessory Drive Parts: Belt Tensioner,Damping bands, Shoes and Bushings

Automotive | Engine Valve Train

Allows for lightweight and more economical solutions; Allows for more reliable solutions; Provides higher stiffness and chemical resistance

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