SPE Award 2021


2nd Prize in "chassis unit / structural component"


The 20th SPE Automotive Award took place on 18.09.2021 in Neuss. More than 40 vehicle parts were submitted and honored. Some of these parts had quite spectacular details, which at first sight were not noticed at all.

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Weight reduction and short cycle times

Minth Europe has won the 2nd place in the category Chassis Unit / Structural Component together with AKRO-PLASTIC and PME fluidtec for the roof rails of the Hyundai iX25. With this, they managed to replace an aluminum construction in series production. Despite different wall thicknesses in the component, a surface free of sink marks could be achieved as well as a Class A coating. The highly reinforced product AKROMID® B3 GF 50 1 GIT (4733) was used for this purpose. In combination with the internal water pressure process, not only a weight reduction but also very short cycle times could be achieved.

Dachreling-Bauteil Video

In this innovative process, the component is filled with the polyamide and after a short holding time the melt is blown out under melt pressure with the aid of water.

For more information on the innovative process, watch the video or follow the link.

Fluid Injection Technology (FIT)

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