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Using Lightweighting to Improve Automotive Efficiency and Sustainability

Overcoming Lubrication Challenges for Effective Lightweighting

Lightweighting—the process of building lighter cars and trucks—is widely used to help automakers meet increasingly stringent fuel economy and emission standards. Using chassis and body components—like door panels and fenders constructed from lightweight composite materials—can significantly reduce a car's weight.

However, lightweighting also introduces design challenges because it requires that parts made of different materials work seamlessly together. That integration requires special lubricants. Because components must also work efficiently in hotter operating environments, they need more effective, durable lubricants.

Download the white paper to better understand the lubrication challenges with lightweighting and how high-performance Krytox™ lubricants ensure optimum performance, fewer breakdowns, less friction, and increased durability.