TORONTO — NRS Brakes, a leading innovator in brake technology, announced that its groundbreaking technology has played a pivotal role in the development of the exhaust actuator heat shield for the iconic Chevrolet Corvette.
This achievement has earned the heat shield, produced by Sumitomo Bakelite, a well-deserved finalist spot in the esteemed Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automation Innovation Award.
The exhaust actuator heat shield, an essential component in the Chevrolet Corvette’s performance system, owes its success to the collaboration between Sumitomo Bakelite and NRS Brakes. By harnessing the foundational technology behind NRS Brakes, the heat shield was able to achieve exceptional performance and reliability, setting new industry standards.
The advanced design of the heat shield employs a fusion of a thin aluminum skin and NRS teeth, effectively retaining a core made of high-temperature glass-reinforced Sumitomo phenolic.
This cutting-edge combination ensures optimal thermal insulation and superior protection against the extreme heat generated by the Corvette’s exhaust system, providing both durability and safety for the vehicle and its occupants.
The SPE Automation Innovation Award recognizes exceptional achievements in automation and innovation within the plastics industry.
“We are thrilled to have played a significant role in the development of the exhaust actuator heat shield for the Chevrolet Corvette,” said Montu Khokhar, CEO for NRS Brakes. “Our collaboration with Sumitomo Bakelite showcases the power of partnership and innovation. This recognition as a finalist in the SPE Automation Innovation Award is a testament to the tireless efforts and expertise of both our teams.”
The acknowledgment of the exhaust actuator heat shield as a finalist in the SPE Automation Innovation Award highlights NRS Brakes’ unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of brake technology. As an industry leader, NRS Brakes continues to pioneer advancements that redefine automotive performance and safety standards.