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Technologies of Evonik tested under hard conditions
Evonik develops technologies for use in vehicles: from lightweight construction and fuel economy to lighting and surface technologies: Many of these enhancements have to prove their road capability in racing before being adopted for the mass market. Only a few months pass from the first idea to testing at the racetrack. This “Fast-Track-Development-Process” helps the engineers of Evonik to prove feasibility of new technologies and identify areas for improvement. The successful testing of technologies under extreme conditions at the race track leads to a direct and fast serial application. Evonik Industries has collaborated with Roding, a very low-volume manufacturer from Bavaria, to design an ultra-lightweight sports car. The racecar premiered at a racing event in mid-June 2014 at the Hockenheimring race track. It is based on the Roadster made by the sports car virtuosos at Roding Automobile GmbH, which is located in the eponymous town of Roding in the Bavarian Forest region of Germany.
Evonik equipped the vehicle with innovative automotive products for the automotive industry — including racing motor oil additives, VESTAMIN® resin for carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRPs), and the lightweight construction material ROHACELL®—while Roding rebuilt it into a race car. PLEXIGLAS® windscreen & side windows are also built-in and testet on the racetrack.
In its work with the automotive industry and other project partners, the Evonik Automotive Industry Team is a constant source of ideas for the mobility of the future.
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