Lanxess is close to breakthrough on polymers for cars, executive says

01/20/2010 | ICIS News (U.K.)

Specialty chemical company Lanxess is moving closer to replacing all metal components in cars, including the frame, tubes and engine capsules, with semi-crystalline polymers, according to Werner Breuers, head of research and development. The market opportunity for replacing metals with polymers in the entire car frame "will be in the hundreds of millions of euro [per year] range," Breuers said.

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