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Our holder for control elements, which is installed in the passenger footwell of vehicles, proves that we keep our promises. “Holder SAM” combines lightweight construction and functional integration with greater resource conservation.
Since this product is also part of the footrest, it must not only fully perform its holding functions, but also withstand the strain of supporting the feet - without contributing too much to the overall weight of the vehicle. This is because, among other things, more weight leads to increased fuel consumption.
Whether this is possible, we can find out quickly and easily with our Quick Check. Topics such as material, design, tooling and process are evaluated with this check directly before the start of the project. For example, we decided to develop the holder using our MuCell® foaming process, which not only achieves greater dimensional stability, but also contributes to a significant reduction in weight. Furthermore, our experts chose the recyclate PPGF30 to manufacture the component. This not only saved a total of 660 tonnes of material, but also used 6,000 tonnes of recycled material instead of virgin material.
Thus our “Holder SAM” is an excellent example of weight-optimised and at the same time load-bearing constructions that prove more resource conservation through the use of recycled materials.