As part of the eMove360° Hybrid 2020 Conference & Exhibition for Mobility 4.0 – electric-connected-autonomous, the winners of the 18th MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award were announced on October 20th. Mercedes Benz AG won the Best of Award in the material category with Silent materials – best performance in tribological systems.
A short summary:
In current production vehicles, plastic components that are prone for disturbing noise are glazed with a slip coating. The manufacturing process for this coating is complex and the result is a multi-layered part with therefore cannot be sorted for recycling. With the innovation of bringing the friction reducing additives and surface roughness into the compound and manufacturing tool, we are gaining several advantages in regards to sustainability, economics and component concept.
More informations: www.daimler.com/de; www.kraiburg-tpe.com