Sweden’s Polykemi AB (U.S. office in Evansville, Ind.) is now offering its permanent antistatic PC/ASA and ASA/PC blends for interior automotive applications in the U.S. and Mexico. According to Johan Hugoson, responsible for sales in the NAFTA markets, the materials are being produced by the company is Sweden, with plans to be produced in the U.S. in the future. The company’s unique blends of permanent antistatic Scanblend PC/ASA or ASA/PC have been successfully used by one of Europe’s leading automotive OEMs in their premium models, especially in highly visible sensitive and dust obvious parts and components. Included are storage boxes for sun-glasses in the center roof console and makeup mirrors in sun visors.
The PC/ASA is said to meet the highest requirements for dimensional stability at elevated temperatures. For component constructions where a PC/ASA blend is considered over engineered, the company has developed the ASA/PC version with lower dimensional stability at elevated temperatures. One of the advantages of a blend with a higher portion of ASA is a wider processing window for the injection molder. Both materials come with “powerful” UV stabilization, said to be more than sufficient for typical applications not exposed to direct sunlight.
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