Award-Winning High-Performance Belt

Specialist publication “Automobile & Parts” was impressed, awarding the Unipower XHP high-performance belt the well-deserved Technology Innovation Award in the Technology category.

Happy faces: The Continental team wins the Technology Innovation Award in the Technology category.The magazine regularly presents this award to exceptional automotive industry solutions, and this time it was the turn of Continental’s high-performance belt specially developed for 48-volt mild hybrid systems.

The jury was impressed with the way that the Unipower XHP satisfies the full spectrum of requirements that 48-volt mild hybrid systems place on drive belts. Its modified EPDM-rubber compound and aramid cord layer give it a much higher tensile strength than conventional polyester cords, thereby enabling it to withstand higher loads such as those that occur, for example, when the engine is started in low temperatures. This robustness ultimately also has an impact on the belt’s service life.