Polyamide oil sump weighs half as much as aluminum alternative


An oil sump molded from DuPont Zytel polyamide resin is helping the Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania meet new challenges with regard to noise, emissions and weight. The lightweight yet equally robust oil sump—the lower shell of the oil pan module—is among the host of innovative technical solutions incorporated by Scania in its new Euro 6 engines.

The large component was molded in Sweden by the Plastal Group AB (Gothenburg), a leading supplier of engineered plastic components to the automotive industry, with the material, design and processing support of DuPont representatives in the country and across Europe and the input of prototype specialists Idé-Pro (Skive, Denmark).
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