Three new long-glass PP compounds have been customized for auto interior parts as alternatives to SMA and PC/ABS. Celstran+ PP GF 20, GF30, and GF40 are chemically coupled compounds from Ticona Engineering Polymers, Florence, Ky. They were first developed for European truck and instrument panels but are now available here. They boast uniform glass distribution and good surface finish and reportedly beat SMA and PC/ABS in heat aging, weight, foam adhesion, mechanical properties, and moldability.
(800) 833-4882 * www.ticona.com
8040 Dixie Hwy. Florence, KY 41042-2904
Phone (859) 525-4740 Fax (859) 372-3125
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