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Sealing,        Thermal          Technology       from         Dana      Holding
Corporation Featured on Mercedes-Benz S400 HYBRID


MAUMEE, Ohio – Dana Holding Corporation today announced it is
supplying      Victor   Reinz®    sealing   products     and     thermal-acoustical
protective shielding (TAPS) for the 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 HYBRID,
which is now available in the United States.


The S400 HYBRID is the first mass-production vehicle in the world that
utilizes a lithium-ion battery designed specifically for automotive use.


“The Mercedes-Benz S400 HYBRID is one of the world’s most technically
advanced new cars, and Dana’s cutting-edge technologies are helping to
provide fuel-efficient, cost-effective solutions for this signature vehicle
platform,” said Dana Chief Technical Officer George Constand.


The S400’s efficient yet powerful 3.5-liter V-6 engine is sealed with
Dana’s multi-layer steel cylinder-head gasket, which incorporates Dana’s
patented Wave-Stopper® sealing technology. The gasket, composed of
annealed steel, works to maintain high-pressure seals at the most
extreme temperatures – up to 200 degrees Celsius – resulting in overall
improved engine performance.


To help protect the vehicle’s complex and critical power electronics
system, it is also equipped with Dana’s thermal-acoustical protective
shielding, designed to guard from extreme heat generated during engine
operation.       The lightweight, triple-layered design of the TAPS is
composed of thin metal sections, resulting in nearly 40 percent mass
reduction and significantly higher durability over conventional double-




Published by                                           Contact
Dana Sealing Products Group                            Carolin Sailer
REINZ-Dichtungs-GmbH                                   Communication and Marketing
Reinzstr. 3-7 | 89233 Neu-Ulm, Germany                 Fon +49 731 7046-407
Fon +49 731 7046-0                                     Fax +49 731 7046-400
Fax +49 731 719089                                     carolin.sailer@dana.com
www.reinz.com
layer shields.    Additionally, the compact design of the TAPS provides
greater space savings within the S400’s engine architecture.


Dana is also supplying intake manifold gaskets and exhaust manifold
gaskets on the hybrid engine. Composed of a matrix-coated steel, the
intake gasket can seal components with varying levels of stiffness, and
includes a fit-up aid for ease of assembly.     The three-layer exhaust
manifold gasket, made of spring steel, is designed to withstand high
thermal and mechanical loads.


In addition to the S400 HYBRID, Dana provides a cylinder-head gasket
featuring Wave-Stopper technology on the four-cylinder E250 CDI
BlueEFFICIENCY diesel engine for the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Combined with the E250’s advanced technology, the three-layer gasket
reduces fuel consumption and exhaust gas emissions – and costs less
than conventional head gaskets.


“Dana’s contributions to the S400 HYBRID demonstrate our ability to
successfully adapt our core technologies to emerging industry segments
such as the hybrid/electric vehicle market,” Constand added. “We look
forward to providing global engineering and manufacturing expertise as
automakers such as Mercedes-Benz further develop new powertrain
applications.”


Dana developed and is manufacturing these technologies at its facility in
Neu-Ulm, Germany.




Published by                                   Contact
Dana Sealing Products Group                    Carolin Sailer
REINZ-Dichtungs-GmbH                           Communication and Marketing
Reinzstr. 3-7 | 89233 Neu-Ulm, Germany         Fon +49 731 7046-407
Fon +49 731 7046-0                             Fax +49 731 7046-400
Fax +49 731 719089                             carolin.sailer@dana.com
www.reinz.com
About Dana Sealing Products Group
Under the brand name «Victor Reinz», Dana Sealing Products Group – a
leading manufacturer of sealing systems – develops and produces high-
performance sealing, shielding, and valve cover systems for engine and
drive concepts. The group is part of the globally positioned Dana Holding
Corporation. Dana is an integral partner for virtually every major vehicle
and engine manufacturer worldwide. Dana is a leading supplier of
drivetrain, structural, sealing, and thermal technologies to the global
automotive, commercial-vehicle, and off-highway markets. Founded in
1904, Dana has thousands of people at            operations     across five
continents.


What Can Dana Do For You?
Dana provides high-quality product solutions in four core areas of the
vehicle – drivetrain, structural, sealing, and thermal systems. This
lineup of technologies from one source is designed to offer flexibility to
vehicle manufacturers around the world – whether in automotive
centers or emerging markets – and ensures that customers get the
latest state-of-the-art technologies, as well as products adjusted for
specific local markets. With technology centers strategically located
throughout the world, Dana engineers have the superior resources to
develop, design, test, and manufacture to suit individual customer
needs. This close collaboration allows Dana to create everything from
advanced single components to fully integrated modular systems.




Published by                                   Contact
Dana Sealing Products Group                    Carolin Sailer
REINZ-Dichtungs-GmbH                           Communication and Marketing
Reinzstr. 3-7 | 89233 Neu-Ulm, Germany         Fon +49 731 7046-407
Fon +49 731 7046-0                             Fax +49 731 7046-400
Fax +49 731 719089                             carolin.sailer@dana.com
www.reinz.com

				
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