Success Story Volvo Leaf Spring
In alliance with Benteler-SGL we achieved a 4.5 kilograms weight reduction for the leaf spring of the Volvo XC90 through our LOCTITE matrix resin series.
South Asia, Middle East & Africa
In its alliance with Benteler-SGL to develop the large-scale production of a composite leaf spring for the new Volvo XC90, Henkel has contributed in particular its process know-how in relation to RTM (resin transfer molding) so as to further optimize the cycle times that occur in the manufacture of fiber-reinforced components.
Henkel developed a polyurethane-based composite matrix resin that fulfilled the performance criteria of the matrix in terms of physical properties and process ability, as well as static and dynamic behavior in a composite part. Our LOCTITE composite matrix resin series enables: