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Smart TPE & flexible polymer materials that help you meet performance, design and sustainability targets
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A Material Difference in Automotive

What’s your biggest challenge? Are you looking to reduce weight or improve sustainability? Do you want a tactile, scratch resistant surface or to improve interior air quality?  

Modern vehicles are a complex mix of advanced engineering and smart technology, built with high-performing materials.  We work closely with leading automotive manufacturers to develop advanced TPE and polymer compounds for interior, exterior and under the hood applications. Our cutomised materials can help you achieve the protection, durability and sustainability you seek, while delivering on design aesthetics and haptics.

Automotive Application Areas

Interiors

TPE Materials for Automotive Interiors

Key Properties

  • Easy processing with high flowability and short cycle times
  • Excellent surface properties and soft-touch haptics
  • Low odour and emissions
  • Long term heat and UV resistance
  • Adhesion to various thermoplastics
  • Customised colours
  • Biobased, biocomposite and grades with recycled content

Typical Applications

Inlay mats, floor mats, interior trim parts, HVAC flaps and seals, anti-squeak applications, cup holders, plugs, grommets, thumb wheels, pedal covers

Typical Standards

BMW GS 93042, Daimler DBL 5562, FCA MS-DC-242, Ford WSS-M2D507, Hyundai-Kia MS 220-21, PSA B62 0300, Renault 03-10-104, Scania STD4376-7, Tesla TM-1010, Volvo STD 1221,019, VW 50123

Exteriors

TPE materials for Automotive Exteriors

Key Properties

  • Very high UV resistance
  • Excellent adhesion to PP
  • Grades with adhesion to polar thermoplastics like ASA, PC, PMMA
  • Flexibility even at low temperatures
  • Excellent sealing and noise and vibration damping
  • Recyclable in production

Typical Applications

Static sealings, wheelhouse liners, mud flaps, side steps, spoilers and trim

Typical Standards

BMW GS 93042, Daimler DBL 5562, FCA MS-DC-242, Ford WSS-M2D517, GM GMW 16233, Hyundai-Kia MS 220-21, PSA B62 0300, Renault 03-10-104, Scania STD4376-7, Tesla TM-1010, Volvo STD 1221,019, VW 50123, VW PV 3929, VW PV 3930, VW TL 52622

Air + Water Management

TPE materials for automotive air and water management systems

Key Properties

  • Very high flowability for easy processing
  • Long-term heat resistance
  • High UV stability
  • Very good adhesion to PP
  • Recyclable in production

Typical Applications

Air duct seals, water deflectors, cowl top grill, shutter flaps, air deflectors

Typical Standards

BMW GS 93042, Daimler DBL 5562, FCA MS-DC-242, Hyundai-Kia MS 220-21, PSA B62 0300, Renault 03-10-104, Scania STD4376-7, Tesla TM-1010, Volvo STD 1221,019, VW 50123

Under The Hood

Key Properties

  • Very good heat resistance
  • Adhesion to diverse thermoplastics
  • Special grades with conductive or antistatic properties
  • Low-smoke, halogen-free (LSZH) flame-retardant grades
  • Grades with improved resistance to aggresive fluids such as oils, acids, bases and aqueous solutions

Typical Applications

Fasteners, clips, sealings, grommets, cable sheathing, bedding and insulation

Typical Standards

BMW GS 93042, Daimler DBL 5562, FCA MS-DC-242, Ford WSS-M2D516, Hyundai-Kia MS 220-21, PSA B62 0300, Renault 03-10-104, Scania STD4376-7, Tesla TM-1010, Volvo STD 1221,019, VW 50123

High Flow TPE Compounds

We’re bringing novel technology to the polymer industry with Dryflex HiF, a family of very high melt-flow TPS-SEBS compounds. They are part of our portfolio of next generation materials for automotive interiors. They were developed primarily for injection moulded panels and skins, but could also be used in other application areas where very high flowing materials are needed.
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