DOMO provides our customers with the best tools and products for innovation.
Our product range offers high glass filled solutions granting high strength & stiffness for structural application, long-term heat stabilised and hydrolysis resistant materials for the "under the hood" market segment. UV stabilised grades and high-quality surface materials cover the needs of internal and external automotive applications. We also provide natural, XB (patented technology) or full compound coloured products.
Typical cost per part comparison:
Al die casting vs engineering plastic compound.
The advantages of metal replacement
Excellent strength/weight ratio
Integration of functions
Greater design freedom
Longer tool life
No post and surface treatment
Our success stories
Our Research & Development department has succeeded in replacing metal in several applications such as trucks side fairing support, automotive air duct mounting brackets and outboard engines covers. We managed to simplify the design, reducing the number of parts and allowing the molding of one single plastic applications, with no need of assembling and post treatment procedure. The final parts are lighter while mechanical properties are retained.
Tell us about your application needs, and our experts will analyse your requirements and find the best solution for you. We are at your disposal to help you redesign whatever specific metal application you are working on.
After 1000h @150C, no evidence of decomposition or distortion was found. Mechanical property retention was over 50%.
Our DOMAMID® XS, designed for strength and stiffness, minimum warpage and optimal processing, has already replaced metal applications in the under-the-bonnet segment. By substituting aluminium with DOMAMID® XS, you can achieve weight savings of up to 40% without compromising on strength.
DOMAMID® HCE is a product family designed especially for gas moulding and for those applications requiring painting or chrome plating. These materials are polyamide 6 based compounds, glass fiber reinforced, with a partially aromatic PA matrix.
Another unique material for lightweight applications is ECONAMID® AIR, a carbon fibre-reinforced PA6 compound that is 100% recycled (base and filler). ECONAMID® AIR boasts high stiffness at low density plus electrical conductivity and improved tribological properties.
DOMO’s range of light engineering materials also includes DOMOTAPE™ – composite sheets that combine strong fibres with the strength and versatility of polyamide. DOMOTAPE™ can be used as a single reinforcing sheet or in a combination of multiple angled layers.
The THERMEC line has been developed for demanding applications requiring outstanding heat and chemical resistance in EXTREME CONDITIONS. The growing list of available grades delivers a wide range of properties depending on the type and concentration of the reinforcing agents, stabilizers and processing aids used.
We provide a complete service for OEMs requiring lightweight solutions to replace metals or thermoset. DOMO experts support you throughout the project, helping you optimize your costs, your designs and your component production processes.
What are your application requirements? DOMO Experts will develop a tailor-made solution for you