PBT, POM, ABS, ASA, PC and their alloys
Thanks to their great dimensional stability, Poliblend Politer® PBT GF, GB-reinforced and impact modified compounds find application in all components which require high precision, plus electrical insulation and heat and chemical resistance, e.g. components in automotive electrical-mechanical devices such as connectors, housing of sensors, fuses and control units, components in fuel, engine and ignition systems, flaps, gears, valves, wiper covers, side mirror housing. An increasing demand is in components of electrical vehicles.
Polipom® Homo and Copo POM reinforced compounds are often used in similar applications, where additionally high resistance to abrasion and wear are required, e.g. systems components of electrical devices, seat adjustments, climate control, safety, sunroofs, fasteners, air filters, gears, etc.
Poliblend Politer® LUB and Polipom® LUB are lubrified to increase the wear and abrasion resistance, e.g. for components in contact with metal or other plastics. Reinforced grades are also available.
Mesgo Izar® ABS compounds are used in interior components or trims such as doors side pockets.
Heat resistance Lotte Starex® ABS are used for the injection moulding or extrusion of power window switch covers, consoles, side mirrors, radiator grills, pillars. Special high-heat resistance with very low VOC and odor are also available. Heat-resistance Starex® ASA are used in similar applications where superior weatherable features are required, e.g. side mirrors and radiator grills, up to caravan exteriors and jet skies. Starex® ASA and ASA/PBT show excellent weatherability with high mechanical and impact strength, e.g. for application in sunroof frames.
Lotte Infino® virgin polymer is used for the production of head lamp lenses, while general purpose Infino® is used for the head lamp bezel. Various Infino® PC and PC alloys with ABS, ASA, PBT are used in the air vents, interior center fascias, overhead consoles, lighting housing, spoilers, exterior trims.
The highest heat, wear, abrasion, chemical and weather resistance is ensured by Kureha KF Polymer® PVDF (Poly-Vinylidene-Fluoride). KF Polymer® is also intrinsically flame retardant.
Kureha is one of the largest PVDF polymer resin producers since 1970 and it KF Polymer® resin exerts high purity with very low level of extractables (Total Organic Carbons, metals and metal ions). Easier to process and less expensive than other fluoropolymers, KF Polymer® is used in injection moulding or extrusion, and can also be easily machined (cutting, modelled, etc.). Applications include all sort of pumps, valves, fittings, gears. They find extensive application in automotive especially for hoses.
PVDF compounds made with KF Polymer® are also available with tailor-made formulations (carbon fibers, color) by Ambra.