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Metal replacement in the automotive industry
Torlon in the automotive industry
Torlon’s unique combination of high temperature strength, low temperature toughness, and excellent wear resistance performs well in vehicles, particularly high performance or racing vehicles. This plastic is used within the automotive industry, because it can be melt processed via injection molding, delivering cost effective metal replacement options that enhance part life and reduce the need for external lubrication. In addition to its temperature, chemical, and wear resistant properties, Torlon is used in the automotive industry, because it provides a variety of benefits:
Reduces noise and vibrations – Torlon auto parts result in less noise and vibration compared to metals. Resistance to abrasion and corrosion – Torlon withstands exposure to harsh chemicals within fuel systems and powertrains.
Friction resistance – Wear grades of Torlon are resistant to friction, even with very little or no external lubrication.
Compatibility with fluids – Torlon remains inert when exposed to ATF, transmission, and drivetrain fluids, even at high temperatures.
Lightweight – At only 18% the weight of steel, every part you replace with Torlon means less weight, greater fuel efficiency, and higher performance potential.
Torlon is used in suspension components, offset control arm bushings, transmission shift bushings, seal rings, automatic transmission check balls, thrust washers, and more. Its success with these components encourages auto manufacturers look for other opportunities to replace metal components with Torlon alternatives.