Henkel, Benteler Making Composite Leaf Springs for Volvo
Henkel AG and automotive composite’s firm Benteler SGL are supplying polyurethane composite leaf springs to the automotive industry.
Polyurethane’s incredibly lightweight which makes it a great material for this technological advancement. The polyurethane matrix system is said to be 4.5 kilograms lighter than the steel coil springs that were previously used in the cars. Additionally, the firm says the new leaf spring provides a smoother ride with decreased noise and vibrations.
Yet another example of incredible polyurethane helping to improve technologies that enhance people’s lives!