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Aerodynamics

Aerodynamics

The reduction of driving resistance through clever aerodynamic solutions helps to reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption. Our lightweight underbody panels and controllable air intake systems set benchmarks. Today and in the car of the future.

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 engine or battery up to operating temperature.

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.

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