Continental: More plastics expertise for thermo-management at specialist tech centers

Continental is expanding its plastics expertise at three German specialist tech centers in Hamburg, Kohren-Sahlis and Hann. Münden. Continental already operates a number of tech centers in China and North America.

Plastic-based line systems for electric vehicles are developed on the extrusion line at the Plastics Competence Center Hamburg. (Source: Continental)

While the center in Hamburg concentrates on the core technologies of plastic extrusion, the plastics team at Kohren-Sahlis in Saxony has many years of process expertise in the field of injection molding, blow molding and mold making. At Hann. Münden in Lower Saxony, the experts work primarily on material testing and data gathering for simulations. Continental is thus able to offer the entire development process chain from a single source. The main focus here is on the development of innovative materials and forward-looking connection concepts.The tubing systems developed at the tech centers are mostly for installation in electric and hybrid vehicles.