ContiTech Press Releases
New Plastic Mount Increases Safety and Service Life of Domestic Appliances
Hanover, January 2015
- Engine mount made of halogen-free plastic meets U.S. fire protection standard UL 94 V0
- Fire-retardant up to 220 °C
- Further areas of application possible
A new engine mount by ContiTech is increasing safety in the home. It is made of a halogen-free plastic and is fire-retardant up to
So far, the new ContiTech engine mount is used in high-end clothes dryers in the USA. “But it's also possible to use it in other areas with high fire protection requirements,” explains Thomas Bauer, Key Account Manager at ContiTech Vibration Control. So for example, product solutions for Whirlpools and other domestic appliances that fall under fire protection standard UL 94 V0 are possible.
The ContiTech site in Dolné Vestenice, Slovakia, has successfully adapted the production process in order to achieve optimal production of high quantities of the new mount. The mount elements are now pressed in a unit and no longer welded from individual components. This process also improves the durability of the plastic mount. “The new plastic mount is the perfect extension to our product portfolio,” reports Karl Armbrecht, Technical Director of the Dolné Vestenice site.