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Kautex Announces Pentatonic Battery System at CES 2023

Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG (Kautex), a Textron Inc. company, announced a customized version of its Pentatonic Battery System at CES 2023. The Kautex Pentatonic battery system is a lightweight, customizable solution produced from thermoplastic or composite metal hybrid.

The system offers OEMs several advantages versus its steel and aluminum counterparts, including improved thermal management and insulation, resistance to corrosion, up to 40% reduction in CO2 footprint and up to a 60% reduction in weight. The one-shot production process decreases downline complexity, eliminates welding and reduces the system’s bill of material. The system was featured as part of Stellantis’ RAM Revolution exhibition for next generation vehicle design.

“Pentatonic is designed to help OEMs reduce the overall system weight, improve their CO2 footprint and simplify their production process,” said Richard Brooks, vice president of sales, at Kautex. “By working closely with our customers, our design engineers can develop a customized solution that allows OEMs to meet their design requirements at a very competitive price.”

Kautex said the Pentatonic system recently won the Enabler Technology Award from the Internationale Gesellschaft für Kunststofftechnik, SPE Central Europe for its Pentatonic battery system and a Langxuan Innovation Award in China.

A Tier One automotive supplier with more than 30 plants in 14 countries, Kautex designs, develops and manufactures traditional and hybrid fuel systems, advanced cleaning solutions for assisted and autonomous driving, engine camshafts and plastic industrial packaging solutions.

To learn more, visit the Kautex website here.


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