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Hybrid Technology

LANXESS has developed the patented Plastic/Metal Hybrid technology that replaces metal parts in a car's body with highly engineered thermoplastics. It is represented through the product line Durethan. It has proven to dramatically reduce a car's weight and therefore emissions.


LANXESS has developed a special process of joining plastic and metal to help produce an end product that exhibits strength, rigidity and energy absorption - as well as weight reduction for better fuel efficiency. This proven technology is now used in cars by BMW, Ford and Audi to produce structural parts in more than sixty different models worldwide.  It is also being used in aircraft structures, hand tools, appliances and agricultural equipment.

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