NPROXX has launched an advanced Type 4 pressure vessel for use in automotive applications. The new lightweight product which reaches a gravimetric storage density of 6.4% is on display for the first time on 1 to 5 April at the Hannover Messe. This development opens the door for NPROXX to design, manufacture and supply hydrogen storage for use in a wide range of automotive applications, from mid-sized cars such as saloons, estates, SUVs and related vehicles.
NPROXX pressure vessels are especially well suited to use in the automotive industry because of their high gravimetric storage density. Compared to similar products, this 700 bar pressure vessel boasts a better storage-to-weight ratio, enabling automotive designers to plan and build the next generation of hydrogen vehicles with more fuel and less tank weight on board.
“Our hydrogen tanks are lighter than other competitive products on the market,” said Dietmar Müller, Technical Director of NPROXX. “With four decades of experience in the series production of wound carbon fiber components, we are highly experienced in manufacturing reliable components in CFRP that achieve the same performance with less material usage and the same quality. We have the process, knowledge and experience to deliver innovations that can build value and competitive advantage. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Germany are ideally suited to series manufacturing of hydrogen pressure vessels at high volume for use in the automotive industry.”