A glass fiber reinforced polyamide front end carrier for Volkswagen Passat and Sharan
The Volkswagen Group is using the front end carrier made from the BASF plastic Ultramid in the Passat and Sharan models – after the integration in the Golf VII where in 2013 a polypropylene/steel hybrid part was replaced with an all-plastic part made from Ultramid B3WG8 and with BASF’s comprehensive simulation service.
In this way, BASF’s polyamide 6 helps to ensure that also these two front end carriers are lighter than the previous models and save installation time as well as costs. The globally available polyamide 6 grade is manufactured at certified production sites with process-oriented quality management. BASF thus meets the requirements that car manufacturers have in terms of cost efficiency, reliable supply, and flexibility.