ABS PLASTIC BODY
STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY

EXTREM LIGHTWEIGHT CONSTRUCTION WITH ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGIES. UP TO 72% RECYCLED PLASTIC WASTE IN THE SKIN OF THE MIKENO MPV.

The use of state of the art plastic technologies allows lightweight vehicles without safety-technical concessions; weight is everything in the automotive industry. The curb weight of the MIKENO MPV of 1307 kg creates favorable fuel consumption and high ranges with the electric drive. The outer plastic shell has no static function, but only disguised the underlying framework. All body parts are made from ABS-PMMA and fully colored. Therefore they must not subsequently be painted or coated. This saves costs and reduces the impact on the environment. The surfaces are coated in a special production processes with PMMA (acrylic glas) and are resistant to scratches and fading.

 

Depending on the use of the component up to 72% old plastic scrap can be processed. We use base plates made out of rapeseed oil or other renewable raw materials. By the cost-effective manufacturing process of thermoforming other body variants of the MIKENO MPV can be developed quickly and cost-effectively. A weight saving of up to 50% in contrast to standard steel constructions is possible. The ABS body panels take on energy, deform, and do not break as in the case of other mixed materials. In the case of a damage the panels can easily be replaced by new ones.

 

Crushed recycled content out of ABS for reuse in the body of the MIKENO MPV. (Picture: hamos GmbH)

Crushed recycled content out of ABS for reuse in the body of the MIKENO MPV. (Picture: hamos GmbH)

By pattern in the surface of the 4-mm strong ABS-plates they get even more stable. In all doors there is a solid impact protection integreated.

By pattern in the surface of the 4-mm strong ABS-plates they get even more stable. In all doors there is a solid impact protection integreated.

For the load floor there are different plates available for hard duty use.

For the load floor there are different plates available for hard duty use.

The surface of the body is adaptable according to customer request: from high-gloss on satin, and matte.

The surface of the body is adaptable according to customer request: from high-gloss on satin, and matte.

Never again rust and corrosion. The ABS-surface is tough. It is protected by the acrylic glas cover and more impact-resistant than painted steel.

Never again rust and corrosion. The ABS-surface is tough. It is protected by the acrylic glas cover and more impact-resistant than painted steel.
 
  • BODY CONCEPT

    With an outer shell of ABS-plastics the MIKENO MPV spares up to 50% in weight.