The lighter of a vehicle, the further it can travel. To keep up with the trend and future, more and more automakers turn their attentions to make their vehicles lighter for maximum efficiency. Using lightweight, plastic profiles instead of heavier metal components can help vehicle manufacturers to gain a competitive edge in many ways.
Taking the automotive sunroofs slide rails/blind rails for example. Within the auto sunroof mechanism, slide rails are used to guide the glass panel and open/close the car sunroof. It requires a robust, high-precision solution for the smooth operation of the roof throughout the lifetime of the vehicle. Most of today's auto sunroofs slide rails are made of aluminum which is heavy in weight and usually are noise during the open/close operation. For that reason, automotive sunroof manufacturuers like Webasto, Inteva, Inalfa are already thinking of adopting light-weight high-precision plastic profiles to replace the heavy aluminum components. Of course, these materials must be corrosion-resistant, match their surround materials and reduce maintenance needs. These are where Kronos's Polyamide Vehicle Profiles come into play.
Kronos Precision Extrusion is an innovative Singapore-Germany joint ventuer that specializes in developing and manufacturing Thermal Insulating Polyamide Profiles with Cutting-Edge High Precision Thermoplastic Extrusion process and techniques. We offer a range of standard and custom-made extruded plastic profiles from Virgin Polyamide 66/Polyamide 6 (PA 66/PA 6 or Nylon 66/Nylon 6) and other materials for constructional, commercial, institutional, automotive, and engineering applications.
Made from high-performance hard-wearing Polyamide 66 (PA66 or Nylon 66) with 25% Fiberglass Reinforcement, Kronos's polyamide vehicle slide rails offer an extremely reliable alternative that can meet the toughest performance demands in terms of stability and resistance to keep your vehicles running efficiently for longer. Polyamide slide rails are about 50% lighter than the traditional aluminum slide rails. Thanks to our world-class extrusion methods, expertise, and technical know-how, which guarantees the production of extreme smooth surfaces and exact contours despite the fiberglass reinforcement. The resulting profiles offer Smooth, Lubricant-Free and Alomost-Mute movement of the plastic rails. Free from burrs, Kronos's Fully-Customizable automotive sunroof slide rails can be quickly integrated and installed for optimum performance and the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
Our plastic mixtures can reduce odour formation, noise levels, and are expandable and flexible — adapted to the behaviour of surrounding components. Fully customizable, our high-precision profiles can be made to your individual requirements and in the finish you desire.
Benefits of High-Performance Polyamide Slide Rails for Automotive Sunroofs:
- Lightweight - 50% lighter than aluminum slide rails
- Silent - Offer Almost-Mute movement and operation
- Smooth - Offer Lubricant-Free movement
- Long-Lasting, High Precision with Excellent Reliability
- Hard-Wearing - Virgin Polyamide 66 with 25% Fiberglass Reinforcement guarantees the strength
- Stable and Thermally Resistant - Less fuel needed for the air-conditioning
- Reduce Odor Formation - keep the inside air always Pleasant
- Fully-Customizable - Ease of Integration and Installation for the Auto Sunroofs manufacturers
Our experience in high precision extrusion & fabrications allows us to work closely with your design team to meet your most critical needs. The Kronos engineering team delivers prototypes quickly once your design is finalized.
Our team has great expertise and technical know-how in new product development of thermoplastic extrusions, which ensures us to be flexible and quickly adaptable to meet your specific needs.Our manufacturing capabilities span a broad range of products and thermoplastic polymers which makes us the perfect partner for all of your standard and tailor-made precision thermoplastic profiles extrusion needs.
Kronos Precision Extrusion is listening to it's customers' requirements and understands their specific needs. We are able to provide "ALL" professional services during the entire process of the Product Development Cycle with customer suitable "Turn Key" Solutions.
Kronos Precision Extrusion drives the automotive industry forward with maximum efficiency. Our High Precision lightweight polyamide vehicle profiles help to make automobiles more efficient and are an essential factor when it comes to constructing the cars of the future.