Several new acetal copolymers from Ticona Engineering Polymers, Florence, Ky., bring significant improvements in impact resistance, VOC emissions, and metallic appearance.

Several new acetal copolymers from Ticona Engineering Polymers, Florence, Ky., bring significant improvements in impact resistance, VOC emissions, and metallic appearance. One grade, Hostaform S 9364, reportedly offers 50% greater impact resistance and 100% better weld-line elongation than previous versions in automotive windshield-wiper systems, safety systems, fasteners, and conveyor belts. A “step-change” in impact and weld strength is due to polymer backbone modifications, according to the company. The second generation of Hostaform XAP for vehicle interiors includes grades with significantly lower volatile emissions than their predecessors. Emission values are down to almost zero while still providing balanced mechanical properties and excellent dimensional stability. The new metallic-appearance Hostaform grade is being used in door handles for the 2007 Honda Civic in the U.K. It has better stiffness than typically used PC/ABS, resists crazing, and has good tensile strength and impact resistance. Other features include chemical resistance, scratch and abrasion resistance, and good sliding friction properties. (800) 526-4960 • www.ticona.com

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