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Thermal
Management


Under the Hood With Polypropylene Copolymere

Hostacom EKG 2087T for Applications With Coolant Contact

Fit for the Future

In recent years, thermal management in conventional engine cooling systems of combustion engines has gained importance. The function of conventional thermostats, which control the engine temperature, has been replaced by so-called thermal management modules. These allow targeted control of the engine temperature depending on the load and operating conditions that occur.

This means that the engine temperature is electronically controlled by a map. The focus here is on increasing efficiency through flexible adjustment of the coolant flow and the coolant temperature.

Thermal Management Likely to Gain Importance

It is also key for the future development of alternative drive concepts, i.e. in e-mobility. Intelligent thermal management improves the possible range, ensures constant functionality of the battery and can optimise its charging time – even at extreme ambient temperatures.

Furthermore, the targeted use of heat and cold ensures climate comfort in the vehicle interior. The two systems, air conditioning and cooling, will form a jointly integrated system in the future.


To ensure all this, suppliers to the automotive industry must use application-optimised materials, such as Hostacom EKG 2087T.

Why Hostacom EKG 2087T?

Hostacom EKG 2087T (BLACK) is a 30 % short glass fibre reinforced polypropylene (PP) copolymer. The pp compound delivers superior performance in terms of creep resistance compared to standard grades. It can be used in a variety of under the hood applications, especially those with coolant contact.

Features:

  • Low creep
  • Chemical resistance
  • Suitable for coolant contact 
  • Medium flow
  • Substitution of PA 6.6

Application Examples:

  • Couplings
  • Connectors
  • Flanges
  • Housings

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