SBHPP in Automotive

SBHPP materials are widely used in Automotive industry.

SBHPP materials in braking systems...

SBHPP materials in braking systems...

From resins used in braking pads to engineering compounds for caliper pistons, SBHPP materials meet the critical requirements for temperature, dimensional stability and mechanical loads.

Under the bonnet apps

A severe environment requiring a high level of properties that cannot be matched by other materials.

Engine components

Engine components

SBHPP materials offers cost and weigth reduction:

  • Lubrication systems
  • Cooling systems
  • Pulleys
  • etc.

Innovative concept

Our innovation team creates fresh design concepts and new processes around the world to enhance automotive applications.

Tires & rubber additives

SBHPP resins are used for the production of rubber compounds which require a high degree of tackiness.

The SBHPP phenolic reinforcing resins are used in rubber compounds where high stiffness and hardness are needed.

Uses & applications

Cost Effective Engineering Solutions through Material Technology

Trends in today’s Automotive industry see a renewed emphasis on durability as well as a continued drive to lower weight and improved fuel economy. But these market trends need to be achieved in a cost effective way. The key characteristics of the SBHPP portfolio are centered around Phenolic chemistry which has a unique position on the cost/performance curve. Durability in terms of Heat and Chemical resistance are a perfect fit for Underhood & Brake systems. Cost performance vs Thermoplastics with the same properties provides a significant economic advantage.

Innovative Global Resources Deliver New Technology In Partnership With Customers

Combined with innovative R&D resources, SBHPP is an industry leader in metal-to-plastic conversion. Our wide portfolio of resin & fiber matrices together with world-class thermoset predictive FEA & production technology mean that we have the horsepower to meet the challenges of the Automotive industry’s most innovative Engineers.

Below is an overview of the pioneering applications developed by Automotive Engineers in partnership with SBHPP.

  • Under the bonnet

    Air-Exhaust systems and accoustics

    1 Filtration and Air intake systems

    For complex air intake manifold, SBHPP engineering thermoset compounds combine long term dimensional stability without creep neither warpage, high dimensional capability, high mechanical strength with weight and cost savings compared to aluminium or magnesium components.
    Air filtration devices use SBHPP resins that ensure long lasting to the filtration systems.

    2 Turbocharger devices and EGR

    In order to be able to keep the high dimensional accuracy of the turbo compressor housing or the EGR device in the given temperature range (-40°C to 250°C), it is necessary to select a plastic which possesses the demanded thermo-mechanical characteristics. This refers particularly to the high thermostability, high heat resistance to ageing, high dimensional accuracy in the manufacturing process, thermal expansion similarly to the aluminum and small creep behavior. These characteriscs are fulfil by our range of glass fiber reinforced phenolic compounds.
    Regarding turbocharger wheels that need to resist very high speed rotation, high air pressure loads at very elevated temperature, the challenge can be perfomed by our range of carbon fiber (short or long) molding compounds.

    3 Accoustics

    SBHPP resins and foams are widely used to produce accoustic insulators under the hood.

     Products focus

    • Short Glass or Carbon Fiber Phenolic compounds

      Key feature: High mechanical properties
      Applications: Air Intake Manifold, Turbo-compressor housings, EGR housings, Turbocharger wheels (low speed)

    • Long Glass or Carbon Fiber Phenolic compounds

      Key feature: Maximum mechanical properties
      Applications: High performance turbocharger wheels

    • Novolac Phenolic resins

      Key feature: Heat resistance at low cost
      Applications: Filtration binder

    • Novolac Phenolic foams

      Key feature: Heat resistance
      Applications: Accoustics systems


    Cooling systems

    Molded components in SBHPP materials offer weight and cost savings, combined with improved cooling efficiency in water pumps, impellers, thermostat housings, water inlets & outlets.

    1 Water pumps

    In water pumps their high mechanical strength and creep resistance withstand the severe side load caused by belt tension and the comprehensive load generated by direct bolting to the engine block (without metal insert!)

    2 Thermostat housings, water inlets & outlets and impellers

    The exceptional chemical resistance in Long Life Coolants at -40°C / +135°C coupled with the high mechanical strength, retention of stiffness at elevated temperatures and the excellent dimensional stability make glass fiber reinforced phenolics the best choice for thermostat housings, water inlets & outlets and impellers. As additional bonus feature the pump performance increases due to the very smooth surface finish of the impellers reducing fluid cavitation.

     Products focus

    • General Purpose Phenolic

      Key feature: Benefits of phenolic at lowest cost

    • Short Glass Phenolic

      Key feature: Improved mechanical properties


    Lubrication systems

    1 Oil pumps

    Oil pump sliders in SBHPP engineering thermosets are now widely used in variable oil pumps by the automotive industry to replace sintered steel. The huge gain in mass is done without compromising any of the oil pump characteristics.
    Thanks to innovation development done by SBHPP-Europe some years ago, the use of SBHPP thermosets is progressively extended to the oil pump housings, rotors and blades of variable oil pumps and other specific oil pumps systems like scavenge and COR oil pumps.

    2 Oil caps

    Basically, the oil cap can appear as just a small plastic cap which sits on top of the oil inlet. In fact it requires thermal and mechanical properties at optimized cost - offered by SBHPP thermosets - to ensure the engine works properly.

     Products focus

    • General Purpose Phenolic

      Key feature: Benefits of phenolic at lowest cost

    • Short Glass Phenolic

      Key feature: Improved mechanical properties


    Belts, pulleys and idlers

    1 Belts - Rubber tackifiers and reinforcements

    SBBHP phenolic resins are used on rubber products, such as accessory belts (multi-v) and timed belts to improve reinforcement, vulcanization and formability. SBHPP offers various types of phenolic resins, tackifiers which have good compatibility with various rubbers.

    2 Pulleys - Accessory and toothed pulleys

    Multi V pulleys and toothed pulleys manufactured with SBHPP engineering thermosets have a number of benefits. They allow the possibilty of producing pulleys without metal hub insert (excepted press-fit fastening systems) which is resulting in a high cost reduction, a substantial weight saving and eliminates corrosion. The glass fiber and mineral reinforced phenolic material has very good dynamical properties, very low creep, extra wear resistance and no agressivness towards the rubber belt.

    3 Idlers and tensioners

    Idler and tensionner pulleys offer a weight saving of up to 75 % over a metal version, they run cooler and quieter at all engine speeds and do not require balancing or anti-corrosion treatment.

     Products focus

    • General Purpose Phenolic

      Key feature: Benefits of phenolic at lowest cost

    • Short Glass Phenolic

      Key feature: Improved mechanical properties


    Transmission, Clutch and Friction

    1 Clutch facing

    SBHPP resins are the binding component of many clutch facing systems. Various types of phenolic resins are available to provide superior heat resistance, good flexibility, high mechanical strength and good friction properties.

    2 Transmission systems

    Over the past decades, glass fiber phenolic molding compounds has always been the material of choice to produce torque converter reactors of automatic transmissions. This material withstands the severe loads and environment represented by the automatic transmission oil at elevated temperature.
    Many other transmission components are also using engineering thermosets such as pistons, valve systems where the dimensional precision and stability are primordial. For instance, valve block of dual clutch systems made with glass fiber phenolic compound doesn't require extra machining after molding offering a significant cost savings compared to aluminum alloys.

     Products focus

    • General Purpose Phenolic

      Key feature: Benefits of phenolic at lowest cost

    • Short Glass Phenolic

      Key feature: Improved mechanical properties


    Electrical and Electronic

    1 Electronic Control Unit (ECU)

    SBHPP proposes innovative solutions of encapsulation material of protection, moisture resistance and insulation for Electronic modules (ECU), Sensor modules, Power modules.

    2 Electrical powertrain systems

    SBHPP materials are used in electric powertrain, such as wound rotor of synchronous motor whereas mechanical performance, temperature resistance and insulation properties are the key factor.

     Products focus

    • General Purpose Phenolic

      Key feature: Benefits of phenolic at lowest cost

    • Short Glass Phenolic

      Key feature: Improved mechanical properties

  • Braking and chassis

    Braking systems

    1 Brake linings, Disk brake pads

    Phenolic resins are the binder for friction materials which are used for brake linings and disk brake pads. We propose various types of phenolic resins which provide superior heat resistance, adhesive performance, good flexibility, high mechanical strength and good friction properties.

    2 Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Ceramic brake disk

    Phenolic resins are used as precursor material in the complex manufacturing process of Carbon-Carbon or Carbon-Ceramic brake disks. The chemical structure of the phenolic resin is the ideal material to serve as binder to mold the disk preform. Then, the cured resin matrix is converted into pure carbon matrix by stepped temperature treatments (carbonisation, graphitization and/or siliconization).

    3 Disk brake pistons

    Hundreds million of caliper disk brake pistons made with mineral and glass fiber phenolic superior material are circulating all around the globe since decades now. The high quality of this material ensures the braking security of million vehicles. This range of material is able to withstand the high compression stress combined with ultimate contact temperature surface of the brake pads (450°C) induced by the emergency and high load braking tests, and this within a convenient safety factor.

    4 Vacuum pumps

    Vacuum pumps are porperly said an under-the-bonnet component powered by either the engine camshaft or the crankshaft. They are used to generate a vacuum for the braking system and other applications such as exhaust gas recirculation, turbochargers or the central locking. SBHPP glass and carbon reinforced materials are used to produce rotors, blades, monoblades and blade-tips. These applications require an excellent flexural strength (at cold start) combined with high sliding and low wear properties (blade-tips).

     Products focus

    • General Purpose Phenolic

      Key feature: Benefits of phenolic at lowest cost

    • Short Glass Phenolic

      Key feature: Improved mechanical properties


    Tires and rubber goods

    1 Tackifiers

    SBHPP resins are used for the production of rubber compoundswhich require a high degree of tackiness. It is therefore ideally suited to manufacture any type of tires. A wide range of rosins, terperne, modified terpene or terpene phenolic resins are available to get the best performance and compatibility with any type of associated rubber compounds.

    2 Rubber reinforcements

    The SBHPP phenolic reinforcing resins are used in rubber compounds where high stiffness and hardness are needed.

     Products focus

    • General Purpose Phenolic

      Key feature: Benefits of phenolic at lowest cost

    • Short Glass Phenolic

      Key feature: Improved mechanical properties


    Fuel systems

    1 Fuel systems

    SBHPP high performance engineering thermosets play a significant role in today's advanced fuel systems. Their high dimensional stability, tight molding tolerances and low fuel absorption properties can contribute to increase the pump efficiency by up to 30%.

    2 SCR systems

    Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) is an advanced active emissions control technology system that injects a liquid-reductant agent through a special catalyst into the exhaust stream of a diesel engine. SBHPP materials are used in SCR fluid carrying systems where the chemical resistance and compatibility are essential.

     Products focus

    • General Purpose Phenolic

      Key feature: Benefits of phenolic at lowest cost

    • Short Glass Phenolic

      Key feature: Improved mechanical properties

  • Interiors

    On-board electronic systems and interior equipements

    1 Navigation, audio and instrumental panels

    SBHPP unclad, copper-clad laminates and prepregs are used to produce navigation, audio and instrumental panels.
    SBHPP has developed a PCB aluminum based material. This material provides a high-fever conduction, low heat thermal resistance and high electric strength. It is used for instance, for LED Head Lighting for Automotive.

    2 Interior equipments

    Safety belt wedges, electric window leveling housings, cigarette lighter sockets, rod guides, ashtrays, felts and a lot of other parts benefit from the outstanding properties of SBHHP Engineering materials where they replace other materials at lower cost and at a lower weight. The ease of molding permits more freedom in part design.

     Products focus

    • Short Glass or Carbon Fiber Phenolic compounds

      Key feature: High mechanical properties

    • Long Glass or Carbon Fiber Phenolic compounds

      Key feature: Maximum mechanical properties

    • Novolac Phenolic resins

      Key feature: Heat resistance at low cost

    • Novolac Phenolic foams

      Key feature: Heat resistance

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SBHPP materials used in Automotive air, exhaust and accoustics systems

SBHPP Engineering materials enhance performances in air & exhaust systems.

The high thermostability, high heat resistance to ageing, high dimensional accuracy in the manufacturing process, thermal expansion similarly to the aluminum and small creep behavior are the keystones of our materials.


  • Turbocharger housing

    • Housings; Glass Fiber and beads Phenolic Compounds

    In order to be able to keep the high dimensional accuracy of the turbo compressor housing in the given temperature range (-40°C to 250°C), it is necessary to select a plastic which possesses the demanded thermo-mechanical characteristics. This refers particularly to the high thermostability, high heat resistance to ageing, high dimensional accuracy in the manufacturing process, thermal expansion similarly to the aluminum and small creep behavior. These characteriscs are fulfil by our range of glass fiber & beads reinforced phenolic compounds.

  • Turbocharger wheel

    • Turbocharger wheels; Carbon short or long Phenolic Compounds

    Regarding turbocharger wheels that need to resist very high speed rotation, high air pressure loads at very elevated temperature, the challenge can be perfomed by our range of carbon fiber (short or long) molding compounds. The use of thermosetting engineering material molded by injection (fully automated) allows a drastic cost reduction compared to the reference machined aluminum part.

  • EGR component

    • EGR parts; Glass fiber Phenolic Compounds

    SBHPP materials are used as EGR thermal insulation connection between EGR metal parts. This materials are able to fulfill the very high temperature of recycled gases in the EURO 6 requirements context.

  • Air intake manifold BMW

    • Housing & rotating parts; Glass fiber Phenolic Compounds

    For complex air intake manifold - such as this BMW 8 cylinders continuous varaible air-intake manifold , SBHPP engineering thermoset compounds combine long term dimensional stability without creep neither warpage, high dimensional capability, high mechanical strength with weight and cost savings compared to aluminium or magnesium components.

  • Air filtration

    • Filtration; Phenolic resins

    Air filtration devices use SBHPP resins that ensure long lasting to the filtration systems.

SBHPP materials used in Automotive cooling systems

SBHPP Engineering molding compounds provide enhanced performance in cooling systems.

Molded components in SBHPP materials offer weight and cost savings, combined with improved cooling efficiency in water pumps, impellers, thermostat housings, water inlets & outlets. They can be molded into complex shapes and withstand hot coolants based on glycol/water mixtures. In water pumps their high mechanical strength and creep resistance withstand the severe side load caused by belt tension and the comprehensive load generated by direct bolting to the engine block (without metal insert!)


  • Daimler water pump

    • Water-pump housing; Glass fiber Phenolic Compounds
  • Daimler water pump cover

    • Water-pump cover; Glass fiber Phenolic Compounds

    This water-pump cover developed for Daimler is the largest ever produced. In addition with water pump covering function, this part is also a lateral casing that requires an excellent flatness obtained directly from molding.

  • BMW-PSA Prince water pump

    • BMW-PSA Water-pump cover; Glass fiber Phenolic Compounds

    The high mechanical strength and creep resistance of SBHPP engineering thermosets withstand the severe side load caused by belt tension and the comprehensive load generated by direct bolting to the engine block (without metal insert!)

  • GM water pump

    • Water-pump cover; Glass fiber Phenolic Compounds

    The water pump cover developed for GM is the first using a water-pump ball bearing glued on the casing.

  • Electrical water pump

    • Water-pump housing; Glass fiber Phenolic Compounds
  • Opel thermostat housing

    • Thermostat housing; Glass fiber Phenolic Compounds

    More than a thermostat housing, the temperature regulator module is a complex device used to distribute and control the coolant fluid in the engine. It carries several components, such as thermostat, temperature sensor and eventually warm gasoil circuit.

  • PSA thermostat housing

    • Thermostat housing; Glass fiber Phenolic Compounds

    More than a thermostat housing, the temperature regulator module is a complex device used to distribute and control the coolant fluid in the engine. It carries several components, such as thermostat, temperature sensor and eventually warm gasoil circuit.

  • PSA EW water pump

    • Water-pump housing; Glass fiber Phenolic Compounds

    This waterpump for the EW motors of PSA group won an "Innovation Award of the Year" in the German AVK-TV Contest. Its high mechanical strength, creep resistance allow to withstand the severe side load caused by the belt tension and the comprehensive load generated by bolting directly (without metal inserts!) to the engine block.

SBHPP materials used in Automotive lubrication systems

SBHPP Engineering molding compounds provide enhanced performance in lubrication systems.

SBHPP engineering thermosets are now widely used in all type of oil pumps by the automotive industry to replace sintered steel. The huge gain in mass is done without compromising any of the oil pump characteristics.


  • Oil pump slider

    • Oil-pump slider; Glass fiber Phenolic Compounds

    Oil pump sliders in SBHPP engineering thermosets are now widely used in variable oil pumps by the automotive industry to replace sintered steel. The huge gain in mass is done without compromising any of the oil pump characteristics.

  • Oil pump housing

    • Oil-pump housing; Glass fiber Phenolic Compounds

    Thanks to innovation development done by SBHPP-Europe some years ago, the use of SBHPP thermosets is progressively extended to the oil pump housings, rotors and blades of variable oil pumps.

  • Oil caps

    • Oil caps; Glass fiber Phenolic Compounds or general purpose phenolic compounds

    Basically, the oil cap can appear as just a small plastic cap which sits on top of the oil inlet. In fact it requires thermal and mechanical properties at optimized cost - offered by SBHPP thermosets - to ensure the engine works properly.

SBHPP materials used in Automotive pulley-transmission systems

SBHPP Engineering materials enhance performances in pulley transmission systems.

From belts to pulleys, SBHPP materials improve durability and weight-cost savings.


  • Belts - Rubber tackifiers and reinforcements

    • Belt; Rubber Tackifiers and reinforcements

    SBBHP phenolic resins are used on rubber products, such as accessory belts (multi-v) and timed belts to improve reinforcement, vulcanization and formability. SBHPP offers various types of phenolic resins, tackifiers which have good compatibility with various rubbers.

  • Various pulleys and idlers

    • Pulleys; Mineral and Glass Fiber Phenolic Compounds

    Multi V pulleys and toothed pulleys manufactured with SBHPP engineering thermosets have a number of benefits. They allow the possibilty of producing pulleys without metal hub insert (excepted press-fit fastening systems) which is resulting in a high cost reduction, a substantial weight saving and eliminates corrosion. The glass fiber and mineral reinforced phenolic material has very good dynamical properties, very low creep, extra wear resistance and no agressivness towards the rubber belt.

  • Idlers and tensioners

    • Ilders & tensioners; Mineral and Glass Fiber Phenolic Compounds

    Idler and tensionner pulleys offer a weight saving of up to 75 % over a metal version, they run cooler and quieter at all engine speeds and do not require balancing or anti-corrosion treatment.

  • Air conditioning pulleys

    • Pulleys; Mineral and Glass Fiber Phenolic Compounds
  • Camshaft sprocket

    • Pulleys; Mineral and Glass Fiber Phenolic Compounds

    Replacing sintered metal in this application was a challenge for a polymer material. SBHPP developed a special molding compound with the ultimate dimensional stability of any polymer material over a wide range of temperatures. The compound allows the possibilty of producing camshaft pulleys without any metal hub insert. This solution offers a high cost reduction, a substantial weight saving and eliminates corrosion.

SBHPP materials used in Automotive transmission systems

SBHPP Engineering materials provide enhanced performance in transmission systems.

SBHPP Engineering materials provide superior heat resistance, good flexibility, high mechanical strength and good friction properties.


  • DCT valve block

    • Valve-block; Glass Fiber Phenolic Compounds

    Many other transmission components are also using engineering thermosets such as pistons, valve systems where the dimensional precision and stability are primordial. For instance, valve block of dual clutch systems made with glass fiber phenolic compound doesn't require extra machining after molding offering a significant cost savings compared to aluminum alloys.

  • Clutch disk facing

    • Clutch facing; Phenolic resin

    SBHPP resins are the binding component of many clutch facing systems. Various types of phenolic resins are available to provide superior heat resistance, good flexibility, high mechanical strength and good friction properties.

  • Clutch pistons

    • Valve-block; Glass Fiber Phenolic Compounds

    Many other transmission components are also using engineering thermosets such as pistons where the dimensional precision and stability are primordial. The smooth skin surface of the molded piston (without sink mark) obtained directly from molding ensures high sliding and sealing properties.

  • Torque converter reactors (automatic transmission)

    • Torque converter; Glass Fiber Phenolic Compounds

    Over the past decades, glass fiber phenolic molding compounds has always been the material of choice to produce torque converter reactors of automatic transmissions. This material withstands the severe loads and environment represented by the automatic transmission oil at elevated temperature.

SBHPP materials used in Automotive Electrical-Electronics systems

SBHPP Engineering materials enhance performances in various electrical and electronics systems.

SBHPP resins are widely used for coating, impregnation & protection of electrical-electronics devices whereas molding compounds are used for motors, commutators and connectors.


  • Renault wound rotor bobbin heads

    • Housings; Glass Fiber Phenolic Resol Compounds

    SBHPP materials are used in electric powertrain, such as wound rotor of synchronous motor where mechanical performance, temperature resistance and insulation properties are the key factor.

  • Motor winding

    • Coating & Insulation; Phenolic and Epoxy resins

    SBHPP manufactures a full line of resin encapsulants for motor and stator windings. Our chemically resistant, high temperature resins will withstand your most demanding application in automotive uses.

  • ECU encapsulation

    • Encapsulation; Sumikon EME resin

    SBHPP proposes innovative solutions of direct encapsulation, material of protection, moisture resistance and insulation for Electronic modules (ECU), Sensor modules, Power modules.

  • Brush-holder

    • Brush holders; Glass Fiber Phenolic Compounds

    We offer a comprehensive range of materials to produce brush holders for use in motors and generators.

  • Commutators & Slip Rings

    • Commutators & Slip Rings; Glass Fiber Phenolic Compounds, Glass Fiber Epoxy compounds

    Electrical motor commutators and slip rings for alternators are subject to very high mechanical, thermal and electrical stresses. SBHPP offers a range of engineering thermosets which meet this demanding requirements.

SBHPP materials used in Automotive braking systems

SBHPP Engineering materials enhances innovation

This is an automotive division in which SBHPP resins and molding compounds are largely used and provide innovations without comprimising the safety of the transported persons.


  • Brake caliper

    • Piston; Mineral and Glass Fiber Phenolic Compounds
    • Backplate; Long fiber compounds
    • Brake pads; Phenolic binding resin
    • Rubber seal; Tackifier & reinforcement resin

    A disk brake caliper is typically using various SBHPP materials. From the piston to the pads, the exceptional heat resistance of the thermosetting polymers ensures a safety braking in all circumstances. This is probably the most severe application of the automotive industry where SBHPP deserves its materials for more than 30 years.

  • Brake pistons

    • Piston; Mineral and Glass Fiber Phenolic Compounds

    Hundreds million of caliper disk brake pistons made with mineral and glass fiber phenolic superior material are circulating all around the globe since decades now. The high quality of this material ensures the braking security of million vehicles. This range of material is able to withstand the high compression stress combined with ultimate contact temperature surface of the brake pads (450°C) induced by the emergency and high load braking tests, and this within a convenient safety factor.

  • Carbon-Ceramic brake disk

    • Carbon-Carbon precursor; Phenolic resin

    Phenolic resins are used as precursor material in the complex manufacturing process of Carbon-Carbon or Carbon-Ceramic brake disks. The chemical structure of the phenolic resin is the ideal material to serve as binder to mold the disk preform. Then, the cured resin matrix is converted into pure carbon matrix by stepped temperature treatments (carbonisation, graphitization and/or siliconization).

  • Braking pads

    • Binder resin; Phenolic resin

    Phenolic resins are the binder for friction materials which are used for disk brake pads. We propose various types of phenolic resins which provide superior heat resistance, adhesive performance, good flexibility, high mechanical strength and good friction properties.

  • Brake lining

    • Binder resin; Phenolic resin

    Phenolic resins are the binder for friction materials which are used for brake linings. We propose various types of phenolic resins which provide superior heat resistance, adhesive performance, good flexibility, high mechanical strength and good friction properties.

  • Vacuum pump

    • Rotor & blade; Glass Fiber Phenolic Compounds
    • Blade-tips; Carbon Fiber Phenolic Compounds

    Vacuum pumps are porperly said an under-the-bonnet component powered by either the engine camshaft or the crankshaft. They are used to generate a vacuum for the braking system and other applications such as exhaust gas recirculation, turbochargers or the central locking. SBHPP glass and carbon reinforced materials are used to produce rotors, blades, monoblades and blade-tips. These applications require an excellent flexural strength (at cold start) combined with high sliding and low wear properties (blade-tips).

  • Brake booster piston

    • Glass fiber Phenolic compound, general purpose phenolic compound

    The brake booster is designed to assist in applying the required pressure to the braking unit (caliper or drum). Booster piston needs to provide mechanical resistance within tight tolerances. The use of SBHPP glass reinforced or general purpose compounds is related to the piston design. Our materials ensure the best performance at the lowest cost.

SBHPP materials used in Automotive tires systems

SBHPP Engineering resins improve rubber performance and moldability.

The rubber industry in general and the tires industry in particular intensively used SBHPP resins to improve the performances of their elastomers.


  • Tires tackifiers

    • Tires; Tackifiers

    SBHPP resins are used for the production of rubber compounds which require a high degree of tackiness. It is therefore ideally suited to manufacture any type of tires. A wide range of rosins, terperne, modified terpene or terpene phenolic resins are available to get the best performance and compatibility with any type of associated rubber compounds.

  • Tires and rubber reinforcements

    • Rubber; Reinforcement

    The SBHPP phenolic reinforcing resins are used in rubber compounds where high stiffness and hardness are needed.

SBHPP materials used in Automotive Fuel systems

SBHPP Engineering materials and additives provide enhanced performance in fuel systems

SBHHP has developed many innovative materials for fuel tank systems of diesel, gasoline and flex-fuel applications.


  • Fuel pump

    • Fuel pump components; Glass fiber phenolic compounds

    SBHPP high performance engineering thermosets play a significant role in today's advanced fuel systems. Their high dimensional stability, tight molding tolerances and low fuel absorption properties can contribute to increase the pump efficiency by up to 30%.

  • Adblue additive

    • SCR components; Glass fiber phenolic compounds

    Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) is an advanced active emissions control technology system that injects a liquid-reductant agent through a special catalyst into the exhaust stream of a diesel engine. SBHPP materials are used in SCR fluid carrying systems where the chemical resistance and compatibility are essential.

SBHPP materials used in Automotive interior systems

SBHPP Engineering materials enhance interior equipements.

SBHPP printed circuit boards, insulation resins, foams and molding compounds can be found in various automotive interior equipements.


  • Multilayer PCB

    • PCB; Epoxy PWB materials

    SUMILITE®ELC, PWB materials, that brings out our resin formulation technology best to meet various needs of customers. In addition to halogen-free type materials, considering earth environment protection, various sorts of high functions grades compose our product line-up.

  • Phenolic Copper-clad PCBs

    • PCB; Phenolic circuitry materials

    Highly effective in VA (value analysis). For users who dislike phenol odors and use glass epoxy, our low odor type exhibits especially good effects in value analysis. For lead-free solder re-flow process, our heat resistant grade will provide a highly effective substrate.

  • LED Head Lighting

    • PCB; Aluminum based materials

    High thermal conductivity (3W/mK and 7W/mK Part of Insulation Layer) PCB material exibiting a low thermal resistance and high withstand voltage. Produced in size 1x3 meter.

  • DC motors

    • Winding; Protection resin
    • Commutators; Phenolic and Epoxy compounds
  • Connectors

    • Connectors; DAP, Phenolic Epoxy compounds
  • Motor coating

    • Coating; Protection resin
  • Rigid-flex circuity

    • PCB; Rigid flex circuitry material

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