Functionality and color. Performance and luxury.
The interior of a car, in terms of comfort, added luxury and features, plays a vital role in the consumer’s decision to make a purchase. Trims, steering components, the instrument and door panel, headliner, safety systems and pedals, load floor, seating and composites, all contribute to creating the right esthetic. They can even affect performance, safety, cost and longevity of the vehicle.
When it comes to both functionality and color of the polymers used in this application, we are the partner of choice of many OEM, tier one, two and three suppliers.
Low VOC Emissions
Emissions of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds from car interiors can have an adverse effect on vehicle interior air quality (VIAQ), raising concerns for passenger health and safety. We select our additives, colors and base polymers carefully to ensure that they are suitable for use in car trim components and meet the limit levels specified by automobile associations.
Color accuracy is critical to avoid mismatching of colors in interior car components. With the extensive expertise of our colorists and state-of-the-art spectrophotometers, we can guarantee to meet the most stringent tolerance demands in the industry.
Consumers want to drive a vehicle that feels as good as it looks. Our soft-touch solutions give polymer surfaces a warmer, more pleasant feel.
Superior mechanical properties
To give you the widest choice of materials suitable for your application, our compounds and masterbatches can be formulated to provide the optimal balance of mechanical properties, including as tensile strength, flexural strength, impact, hardness, creep resistance, heat deflection temperature, hysteresis and thermal mechanical performance.