Fluoropolymers from Optinova
The global automotive industry is growing strong. As the industry is becoming more independent of the economic cycles, the automobile companies and their OEMs and component manufacturers are striving for more efficiency in the production processes and are going after higher value materials for their applications.
Instead of the metal pipings used before, the OEMs are using high-performance materials like fluoropolymers due to their outstanding properties. From engines and brakes to fuel components and electronics, every automotive system uses fluoropolymer components. Fluoropolymer tubing solutions have high durability, act as vapor barrier and withstand highly aggressive chemicals and work flawless in a temperature environment up to 260 °C / 500 °F as well as in minus degrees.
The Optinova Group is serving different sections in the automotive value chain since more than 30 years. Its inventory includes products suitable for a wide range of automotive applications such as smooth bore tubing for painting robots, hot glue robots or other fluid conveyance challenges within the fuel, power steering or brake systems, harness protection with cut to length smooth bore tubing, and convoluted tubing or spiral cut tubing. They can be used as protection for fibre optics, seal rings for tyre valves, and as tubing for fire extinguisher solutions for trucks, busses and commercial vehicles. The heat shrinkable tubing provides a protective covering for components subjected to extremes of heat, moisture, corrosion and other critical conditions. The enhanced tubing can be used for push pull cables where ant stick properties and high wear-resistance are key components.
“All our product offerings for the automotive industry have PPAP Level 3 documentation, IMDS records and ISRs as well as certifications according to EN 10204. Our ISO 9001:2015 certification recognizes our commitment and adherence to international industry standards and the ISO 14001:2015 certification and our CSR efforts show our commitment to sustainability,” company sources said.