The automotive industry requirement profile for materials used in vehicle interiors is continusously becoming more stringent. These requirements can be found in the OEMs specifications and are based on the legal requirements.
A modern car seat today is very complex and has undergone enormous technological progress in recent years. More and more electronic adjustment options (e.g. seat height adjustment) have found their way into the mass production applications of car manufacturers by means of actuators. Thereby the minimisation of noise and weight is a crucial requirement for all modern seating designs. Seating systems should be light, offer maximum comfort and, at the same time, be safe.
Plain bearings are used inside motor vehicles: in hinges, bonnet mechanisms and seats. At these points, there are often rough mounts and collared grooves. iglidur plain bearings use the effect of heat in the CDC process to calibrate themselves, ensuring that they fit in place exactly.
Wear results of our new material iglidur® K250, which is characterised by a high flexibility and moisture absorption, are presented below. Compared to the igus classic iglidur® M250, the tribological properties could also be improved.
igus® iglidur® plain bearings are the standard today in many hinges for vehicles. Whether extender crossbar, multiple axis, door or boot lid hinge, there are always technical or qualitative advantages in addition to the cost benefits, which justify or even require the use of plastic.