DSM and Renault to develop lighter fuel tanks for hybrid vehicles

DSM's Akulon Fuel Lock high-performance plastic enables the creation of lightweight single-layer fuel tanks with the low permeability required to meet European Union regulations. 

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 21 Nov 2022 Views icon3422 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
DSM and Renault to develop lighter fuel tanks for hybrid vehicles

DSM Engineering Materials (DSM), the Korea-based global supplier of high-performance plastics, has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Renault to develop a solution to reduce the weight of fuel tanks for hybrid vehicles.

Akulon Fuel Lock, DSM's high-performance, low-carbon footprint PA6 material, is used to develop a lightweight solution for hybrid vehicle fuel tanks. The material allows fuel tanks to be built with blow-moulded, single-layer structures that save weight and cost without compromising safety or risking additional emissions.

DSM's Akulon Fuel Lock material enables the creation of lightweight single-layer fuel tanks with the low permeability required to meet European Union regulations. European Union regulations set carbon emissions at a maximum of 95g/km for passenger vehicles, requiring a careful balance of materials and design to maximize fuel efficiency.


According to DSM, Akulon Fuel Lock PA6 grades are designed for injection or blow moulding and extrusion, and are extremely versatile for rapid design innovation in the e-mobility sector. In fact, the parison stability is very high, so the wall thickness distribution can be made very narrow, and the strong performance at both high and low temperatures ensures safety.

“We will continue to prioritise this important area as we continue to expand our range of high-performance solutions, such as our bio-based Fuel Lock polymers,” said DSM's Global Account Manager. “We hope to help more of our customers achieve their sustainability goals. I look forward to it,” he said.


 

RELATED ARTICLES
VinFast targets sales of 100,000 EVs in 2024, looks to build scale in Asian markets

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar23 Feb 2024

Vietnamese EV maker, which has entered the US market, looks to strengthen its ability to compete effectively in other ma...

Allison Transmission’s VC division invests in Niron Magnetics

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar23 Feb 2024

Allison Ventures invests in the development of sustainable non-rare earth permanent magnets for integration in electric ...

Suzuki and Soracom to collaborate for IoT, EVs likely focus area

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar22 Feb 2024

Potential focus areas include electric vehicles designed for the global market, modular ‘mobility base units’, and new t...