Automotive

WDS® Flexible Contour

The automotive industry is permanently looking for possibilities to offer to its customers more engine power, driving pleasure, comfort and space. In Contrary to this the legislator is asking for vehicles with less fuel consumption and lower emissions.
All that is asked to be realized without a significant increase of weight and the dimensions of the engine- resp. exhaust system.

Due to the limited available space, the increasing use of plastics and the constantly rising temperatures at the exhaust tract and the engine compartment an effective temperature management becomes more and more important.

In the engine compartment temperatures of more than 200°C are not unusual and considerably affect the function of important parts, like for example battery, starter, electronic motor management and -control as well as components of the air conditioning system.
The use of heat shields creates an increased effort for the construction, increases the part variety, repair sensitivity and not least the cost.