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Envalior’ scientists and engineers provide design security for customers across the globe, by applying our broad and deep expertise to find the best solutions for a wide variety of construction- and production challenges. Whatever the design challenge is, we are there for our customers, 24/7 and across the globe, to work closely together to find ways to realize the impossible. Browse these pages to discover more about our science power and technology competences.

Latest blogs

  • Predict moisture vapor transmission rate of several Arnitel® grades.

    Arnitel® material grades are frequently used in film applications that are permeable to water vapor or "breathable." For proper application designs, engineers want to be able to predict moisture vapor transmission rates (MVTR) for material grades and know how it affects material performance in specific applications. Our Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate Tool allows you to easily estimate the MVTR of a material you are considering.

  • Decrease EV battery damage risks when using Pocan®AF4130, a flame retardant PBT+ASA grade

    Engineering thermoplastics like PBT and PBT blends have potential for applications in the EV battery sector. Although PBT has been widely utilized in electrical and electronic automotive components, it may be challenging to find a material specifically for battery components. Certain requirements must be met, and so Envalior and Hella tailormade a material for BMU and CMU housings that is resistance to heat and chemicals.

Latest Tech Talks

Latest Use Cases

  • Anisotropic creep prediction of injection-molded short-glass-fiber-reinforced parts

    Creep is a time dependent deformation process that happens to materials under a certain stress level. However, with proper design and material choices, thermoplastics can be a suitable material for parts with a creep load. Predictability is key when designing load-bearing components. It reduces development time, enables first-time right design and ensures part performance in service. In this Use Case we evaluated an example of creep of a compression limiter. Focusing on the modelling of creep as function of time of injection molded short-glass-fiber-reinforced plastics (SFRP).

  • Accurately predict fatigue lifetime of injection-molded short-glass-fiber reinforced plastics components

    Fatigue is concerned with alternating or cyclic loads, even when the load levels are well below the strength of the applied material. Depending on the component, over time such a load will lead to part failure. Based on conducting extensive experiments, we developed a robust framework considering all essential aspects for fatigue. This Use Case focuses on results of our fatigue/lifetime modelling framework for injection molded glass-fiber reinforced plastics, using the example of the load bracket demonstrator.

Latest Infographics

  • Material innovation for next-gen ADAS

    As radars become more compact in all three dimensions while operating at higher power, thermal management and EMI shielding solutions based on engineering materials solutions become more essential. Envalior offers a complete laser weldable material portfolio for radomes and back covers, ranging from pbt to low dk/df pps up to highly conductive pps compounds. While Envalior continues Xytron innovation, we also leverage the proven properties of Arnite PBT in radar applications.

  • Giving new life to ghost fishing nets

    Every year, approximately 640,000 tons of ghost fishing nets are left in the oceans, hundreds of thousands of marine animals lose their lives and coral reefs are damaged due to this type of ocean pollution. Envalior’s strategy includes developing innovative solutions that contribute to a circular economy and aligns with the UN sustainable development goals addressing climate change, resource scarcity, waste and pollution.to produce Akulon® RePurposed, Envalior uses discarded fishing nets as the source.

Latest Whitepapers

  • Fuel lock blister performance aids in safe hydrogen tanks

    Hydrogen storage is an essential element for the hydrogen driving powertrain of automobiles. For automotive storage applications, hydrogen is stored in high-pressure hydrogen tanks with operating pressures of 700 or 350 bars. Two features of these high-pressure tanks are low weight and safety. Low weight is realized by moving away from a metal tank solution and designing the tank based on polymer-based materials. Safety is realized by a careful selection and development of polymer materials and proper design of the tank.

  • Manufacturing soft touch components with Arnitel®

    Consumers are increasingly engaged with their smart phones, smart watches, and other personal devices—wherever they are—exposing soft touch components to prolonged use, weather damage, and increased exposure to everyday chemicals such as cosmetics and sunscreen. Product designers and manufacturers increasingly rely on thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) material solutions to produce and deliver highly durable and high-quality soft touch parts.

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