WEB EXCLUSIVE: At NPE2012 this month, Styron Automotive, Berwyn, Pa., is introducing two new premium PC/ABS blends that are said to be more easy-flowing and more cost-effective than competing grades. Pulse GX70 is said to be similar in cost-efficiency to the GX50 grade launched last year, but is aimed at auto interior parts that require higher heat resistance. It also offers low-temperature ductility and superior UV and heat stability. Like other Pulse products, it’s said to have low odor and low VOC emissions. Applications include surfaces exposed to sunlight, such as central consoles, pillar trims, instrument housings, side protection moldings, and ventilation systems.
Pulse GX90 is designed for niche applications that need even higher heat resistance. It also offers low-temperature ductility and is targeted specifically for direct airbag exposure of upper pillar trims.
Incidentally, the first grade in the series, Pulse GX50, achieved its first commercial application in the interior tray of the new Audi Q3. It achieves improved economy via a lower ratio of PC in the blend.
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