Engrs India of co Arabia develop plastic like steel

Developing the plastic , or resin, which is as strong and resistant as metal has been a long-term quest. If one can do it, then there are huge advantages. At Automotive industry , can help reduce the weight of the vehicle, while maintaining the integrity of the structure.

It's work that the Saudi Arabian petrochemical company Sabic has been involved in, including in its large R&dcenterinbengaluru.andtheefforthasmadesignificantadvances.thebengalurucenter,alongsideothersabiccenters,hasproducedaresin-metalbasedhybridsolutioncallednorylgtxresinthatislighterandjustassturdyasthemetalsgenerallyused.

"You don't normally associate the plastic with high temperatures. But we have developed polymers that can work in very high temperatures (as when a car is painted) and which are replacing traditional metals," says the company’s regional head for South East Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Janardhanan Ramanujalu.

Our resin combines with steel to form a very efficient energy absorption shock box structure. It reduces weight by up to 30% and can be compared with high strength steel and maintains the required level of shock resistance, he says.

The $ 45-billion Sabic - which became a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian oil company Saudi Aramco Earlier this year, it is the third largest diversified petrochemical company in the world. Its R&D center in Bangalore was built at an initial cost of $ 100 million and is equipped with everything from an electronic microscope to high-tech laboratories to assess the wear of products when exposed to the elements. The center, which has 300 engineers, mostly chemical engineers and materials scientists , it presents about 70 patents a year. Worldwide, the company annually presents around 400.

“The application design team in the center of Bengaluru collaborates with global clients in the design and optimization of Noryl GTX resin structures that are molded on the steel skeleton of vehicles. These novel lightweight designs help car structures absorb energy from impact (if there is an accident), says Rajeshwer Dongara, head of the Bengaluru site.

The Bengaluru team specializes in conceptualizing designs and adjusting designs based on vehicle type and vehicle style using advanced computer-assisted predictive engineering tools.