Interaction of active aerodynamics & thermoacoustic engine encapsulation
Many automobile manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce CO2 emissions. The integration of active aerodynamics & thermoacoustic engine encapsulation offer an enormous potential. Increasingly, OEMs are focusing on intelligent air flap systems for the engine that enable high cooling capacity through maximum air flow when they are in an open position. In a closed position, they reduce drag and the time necessary to bring the battery up to operating temperature. The fuel savings impact can be even further increased by encapsulating the engine thermoacoustically.
Röchling Automotive has a broad spectrum of technologies for lightweight engine undershields and underbody panels, such as injection molding (1K, 2K, IMC) and compression molding technology glassmat-reinforced thermoplastics (GMT), direct long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (D-LFT), and low-weight reinforced thermoplastics (LWRT). In terms of both aerodynamics and acoustics, using SoftloftingTM technology offers numerous advantages over GMT or D-LFT technology. Automakers are increasingly focusing their efforts on improved acoustics with wheel arch liners. With a profound understanding of special requirements in the underbody area, Röchling Automotive is among the most technologically advanced companies in the market.