Crain News Service report
FRANKFURT, Germany (Sept. 12, 2013) — ContiTech A.G. is demonstrating a new engine timing belt adapted for an oily environment in terms of elastomer, fabric and cord configuration at the IAA motor show in Frankfurt.
The belt uses polyamide/aramid fabric with a Duralon coating containing Teflon, a rubber compound made from hydrogenated acrylonitrile butadiene rubber. The company said the belt demonstrates ultra durability.
As well as maximizing length stability, ContiTech said its aim is to reduce camshaft drive belts for the next generation of car engines from the current 16-20mm width to as little as 10mm.
Ralf Berger, head of key account management and application engineering at the ContiTech Power Transmission Group, said timing belts are in use for oil pump and timing drives in the newer Ford, Peugeot/Citroen and Volkswagen engines.
This report appeared in European Rubber Journal, a UK-based sister publication of Tire Business.