Mobility becomes possible: creating innovations with high-performance plastics

Modern mobility solutions require innovative approaches that enable performance at the highest level, uncompromising safety and a resource and cost-saving use of materials - with minimal impact on the environment.

In order to create sustainable solutions, components and materials must meet high requirements. High-performance plastics form the basis of the change towards a new, resource-saving mobility. For example, they combine low weight with performance and design. Thanks to their advantageous material-specific properties, they make numerous mobility solutions and applications possible in the first place. They shape change and create optimal solutions for existing concepts. Whether electric drive, hybrid model or combustion engine: high-performance plastics from Ensinger make an important contribution to the mobility of today and tomorrow. 

Performance & quality at the highest level 

Safe, energy-efficient, low-emission, high-performance & affordable: high-performance plastics are driving the change towards a new and sustainable mobility. The Ensinger portfolio for the mobility industry offers solutions for numerous applications in innovative mobility projects.
The advantageous properties of high-performance plastics drive innovation:
  • Electrically insulating 
  • Thermally conductive & protection against overheating 
  • Highly resistant & durable 
  • Tribological
  • Lightweight
  • Noise and vibration damping

benefits of ensinger plastic solutions for the mobility industry

High weight savings for fuel-efficient mobility solutions 

Lightweight solutions are a key factor for the mobility of the future. Mobility concepts must be efficient, safe and competitive. At the same time, they must be fuel-efficient and low in emissions. High-performance plastics are lighter and at the same time more efficient than conventional materials. Thus, they offer modern and intelligent approaches to solutions.

  • Up to 50 % weight savings compared to other used materials
  • 25 - 35 % fuel savings
  • Significant reduction in emissions

Reduced environmental impact & recyclability 

Every gram of saved weight results in significantly reduced carbon dioxide emissions or increases the electrical range of e-applications. High-conductivity plastics are also recyclable without losing their high-performance properties when reused. The use of recycled plastics already saves precious resources in the manufacture of new products. As a result, they make a significant contribution to reducing the CO2 footprint. 

Emission-reduced and emission-free mobility solutions 

Our tribologically optimised plastics and component solutions reduce friction. They ensure low noise development in sliding and friction applications, making them particularly interesting for e-mobility. Therefore, and due to the weight savings compared to other materials, they reduce energy consumption and increase the range in e-mobility. Our plastic solutions for the fuel cell as an alternative drive technology also contribute to extending the service life, saving weight and optimising the ranges. Ensinger has thus also specialised in material development and processing procedures for PEMFC components such as bipolar plates and end plates. In cooperation with our customers, we successfully replace metallic materials and thermoset composites with thermoplastic high-performance polymers.

Safety without compromise 

Plastics used for mobility solutions have fundamental material properties. They make applications safer, systems more reliable and minimise risks.

High-performance plastics have specific properties. By selecting the right material and mixing in additives, component requirements can be optimally implemented.

  • Fire safety through FR additives and inherent plastics
  • Suppression of explosion risks in fuel tanks through ATEX materials
  • Shock absorption, e.g. through fibre reinforced plastics
  • Emergency running properties, e.g. in the form of dry lubrication

Maximum design freedom for appealing styles and complex geometries

The plastics we use score not only for their interior: their flexibility, formability and changeability also enable visually appealing solutions without compromising performance. Even with complex and filigree applications, our innovative production technology makes it possible to achieve excellent surface quality and high dimensional accuracy.

One-stop shop - full-range supplier for mobility solutions of the future

Ensinger value chain for the mobility industry
As a full-range supplier for modern mobility solutions made of high-performance plastics, Ensinger relies on a fully integrated value chain. Specially adapted to the growing requirements of the mobility industry, Ensinger produces a wide variety of polymer compounds in-house. These are processed into high quality, competitive mobility components at our locations using innovative plastics processing technologies. We complement this range with industry-specific know-how.

Finished mobility parts

Products for the mobility industry

Areas of Application

Ensinger offers solutions for a wide range of mobility types, including solutions for 

End plate

Fixture for the compression of fuel cell modules (hydrogene technology)

  • Excellent strength and stiffness
  • Good temperature resistance
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Very high strength also at higher temperatures

Pressed and machined TECATRON GF40 black.

Piston rod

  • Injected movable ball: PBA TF + 66 GF TF
  • Injection moulded ball pin: metal insert + PA 66 GF TT mod
  • Full plastic rack assembly: impact resistant PA 66 CF

Car rim

made from PEI CF53 composite

  • Lightweight
  • Designed for automated production
  • High toughness

Case Studies

PEMFC components


Fuel Cell Materials and Fabrication

Hydrogen fuel cells are regarded as highly efficient power generators that produce/generate electrical energy by reversing water electrolysis. Due to their low emissions and good efficiency, there are numerous international efforts to further develop fuel cell technology. The Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) is often the focus of these efforts. Ensinger offers proven materials and processing methods for such PEMFC components.