Plastics & Rubber
Our partnership with Toyota to save weight and on costs
If you can design a car to be lighter, it will use less fuel.
That’s especially important if the car is to run on gasoline or diesel, because less fuel means fewer emissions.
Take the Toyota Sienna. Its third-row seat used to be made of 15 different steel parts.
Now Toyota uses Ultramid® – a high-performance polyamide with long glass-fiber reinforcement.
That means the seats in the Toyota car are now 30% lighter.
Ultramid® also gives Toyota a 15% cost saving compared to the steel version of the seat.