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Materials advance by Nexteer creates industry?s quietest electric power steering system   Print  
Nexteer Automotive?s innovative thermoplastic coupling (shown in orange) makes column-EPS systems quieter and more refined. Monday, 18th October 2010

Roll-out underway of award-winning thermoplastic coupling that makes cost-effective column-EPS quieter and lighter

18 October 2010, Paris   Electric power steering (EPS) specialist Nexteer Automotive has launched a lightweight, flexible plastic coupling that further improves the refinement of column-mounted systems. To be soon introduced on the Citroën DS3 premium compact car, work on other applications is underway.

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3M forms specialist European group for vehicle acoustics   Print  
  ?3M?s Automotive Acoustics Group will help vehicle manufacturers to cut vehicles? mass, reduce CO2 emissions and increase perceived acoustic quality,? says Abs Master, head of 3M?s European Automotive Acoustics Group Wednesday, 28th July 2010

Focused materials science expertise to help car makers reduce weight and improve acoustic quality

28 July 2010 Diversified technology company 3M has established a specialist Automotive Acoustics Group in Europe. Already active in NVH and structural adhesives, the Group will focus on balancing manufacturers’ weight reduction and acoustics requirements, and developing advanced materials and products into cost-effective bespoke solutions. 3M is allocating additional resources to its European acoustics laboratories and will expand its European engineering, testing and manufacturing capabilities.

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Thursday, 3rd June 2010

Company is developing commercialization plans for new flame-retardant resin

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 3, 2010 … Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) has developed what is believed to be the world’s first Polyethylene Terephthalate yarn to meet both the halogen-free flame-retardant regulations and the “no flaming drip” requirement.  Until now, no commercially available, zero-halogen flame-retardant Polyethylene Terephthalate has been able to meet this requirement, known as the UL 1441 VW-1 flame test.  Federal-Mogul is now developing commercialization plans to enable volume manufacture of fabrics made from the new material.

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Federal-Mogul Debuts New Catalogue for GOETZE? Mechanical Face Seals   Print  
Friday, 16th April 2010

BAUMA Hall 5, Stand 525

Catalogue Highlights Modular Building Set for Specific Applications

April 16th, 2010…Federal-Mogul Corporation has published a new catalogue for its mechanical face seals in time for the BAUMA trade fair 19-25 April in Munich.  The reference work from the market leader provides details on the various designs and materials, including information on lubrication, maintenance and assembly. The seals are available from an outer diameter of 50 millimeters to 1.425 meters – the largest cast mechanical face seals in the world.

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Federal-Mogul is exhibiting its DEVA? Sliding Bearings Optimized for the Construction Machine Industry and its GOETZ? mechanical face seals   Print  
Friday, 16th April 2010

BAUMA 2010, Munich
Hall A5 Stand 525

Working Smoothly, Maintenance Free

April 16th, 2010…..The harsh conditions in which construction machines operate is leading to increasing use of DEVA® self-lubricating, maintenance-free bearings from Federal-Mogul Corporation. DEVA sliding contact bearings work well in demanding conditions such as extreme heat or icy temperatures, or conditions with heavy weights, dirt and dust, making them ideal for machines sold into a wide range of challenging applications.

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Federal Mogul?s Innovative IROXTM Bearing Shell Design Enables Fuel Consumption and CO2 Reduction by Increasing Reliability of High-Output, Hybrid and Stop-Start Engines   Print  
The IROX? bearing overlay can help increase the life of crankshafts and bearing shells by more than five times in more extreme applications, such as direct-injected engines and engines with stop-start systems. Tuesday, 23rd March 2010

New IROXTM coating increases bearing durability by more than five times

Southfield, Michigan, March 23, 2010… Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) has expanded the performance capabilities of engine bearings by developing an innovative polymer coated bearing shell that can reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by withstanding mechanical loads produced by heavily boosted engines.  Called IROX™, the new technology addresses the lubrication challenges associated with frequent engine re-starts found in hybrid and other future stop-start engines by protecting both the crankshaft and the bearing shells from damage where metal-to-metal contact would otherwise occur.  It is estimated that the IROX bearing overlay can help increase the life of crankshafts and bearing shells by more than five times in more extreme applications, such as direct-injected engines and engines with stop-start systems.

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New Recycled Grade ARPRO? satisfies industry demand for higher recycled content   Print  
Recycled Grade ARPRO is the first-ever expanded polypropylene to offer 15 percent recycled content with no impact on cost or performance Monday, 22nd March 2010

First-ever expanded polypropylene to offer recycled content, utilising post-consumer material with no impact on cost or performance – new pan-European materials recovery network being put in place

A new grade of ARPRO® offering recyclate content with no performance loss or additional cost has been announced by JSP. The first EPP of its kind, it uses 15 percent recycled ARPRO content allowing users to fulfil recycled-material strategies and still enjoy the same strength, durability and moulding characteristics. Recycled Grade ARPRO is expected to be popular in the automotive and packaging industries where legislation and increasing customer demand for more recycled materials already exists.

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ARPRO? expands to Moscow   Print  
The new ARPRO office in Moscow will help customers in Russia and other CIS countries benefit from innovative applications of the latest lightweight materials. ARPRO is an effective way of reducing rear seats? mass Monday, 22nd March 2010

A new ARPRO customer support office in Moscow will help CIS automotive companies integrate the latest, lightweight materials technologies

A range of materials technologies that reduce weight, reduce manufacturing costs and improve crash performance are now available with local support for Russian and CIS vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. Opened by JSP, the sole global producer of ARPRO, a new Moscow-based applications support office will make the considerable capabilities of the company’s global network of technical centres available to customers in the region.

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Federal-Mogul?s Breakthrough in Crankshaft Seal Design Offers Fuel Savings and Reduced CO2 Emissions   Print  
Cross-section of a MicroTorq seal showing the double hinge construction that gives the seal its outstanding ability to accommodate shaft movement and generate very low contact friction. Thursday, 18th March 2010

New MicroTorq™ seals can directly replace existing seals to provide significant improvement in fuel economy and CO2 emissions

Southfield, Michigan, March 18, 2010… Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), a leading global supplier of technologies that enhance safety and improve powertrain efficiency, has developed an innovative new seal design, called MicroTorq™, that reduces friction by up to 70 percent versus conventional lip-type seals.  The new seal can provide an improvement in vehicle fuel economy of up to 0.49 percent and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 1-2 g/km compared to traditional seal designs.  The seals are also easier to install, more accommodating of shaft misalignment or eccentricity, and require less package space.  The many benefits can be achieved relatively simply, even on existing engines as the new MicroTorq seal can be utilized without changing the design of adjacent components.

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Citroen?s lightweight seat structure achieves high levels of ?perceived quality?   Print  
Using ARPRO? allows engineers to replace a heavy and costly steel structure with a strong, light and recyclable material in the new Citroen C3 rear seat. Thursday, 21st January 2010

ARPRO® material provides consistent, high quality finish with 2.2kg weight saving for Citroen C3 rear seat

A lightweight seat structure offering a 2.2kg reduction in weight and increased levels of ‘perceived quality’ has been launched in Citroen’s new C3. Using ARPRO® allowed engineers to replace a heavy and costly steel structure with a strong, light and recyclable material. Material properties such as deformation resilience and moulding accuracy enabled Citroen to achieve improved alignment with visual design features such as leather stitching to enhance the customer’s experience with the car.

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