Light Weight Braking Solution
Auto Components India|July 2020
Light Weight Braking Solution
Lanxess AG in partnership with BOGE Elastmetall GmbH has developed the first all-plastic brake pedal.
Deepti Thore

Light-weighting has moved beyond lighter body panels and reinforcements to looking at every nut and bolt that goes into making a high-performance vehicle. Brake assemblies are no exception. Addressing this growing demand for lightweight braking solutions, Lanxess AG through its High-Performance Materials (HPM) business unit in partnership with BOGE Elastmetall GmbH (BOGE) is claimed to have developed a first-of-its-kind all-plastic brake pedal made using thermoplastics. The all-plastic brake pedal finds application in motorsports, the testbed for anything automotive. An outcome of Lanxess leveraging its expertise in the development and manufacturing of modern plastics and BOGE putting to good use its exposure to vibration technology and plastic applications in the automotive industry. The brake pedal is said to have been specially designed in keeping with the high load requirements of motorsports. In this case, a battery-electric sports car.

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July 2020