From Interiors to Under the Hood

Our thermoplastics solutions can help reduce vehicle weight, improve strength, meet CTE, EMI, Flame Retardant requirements, and can also often be used as alternatives to rubber in certain applications. From commodity to specialty materials for exterior, interior, lighting, battery, under-the-hood, cable and wiring, jacketing, and advanced driver assistance system applications, we can help you find an ideal material solution that meets your sustainability, regulatory and performance goals.

As a trusted expert in the automotive, mobility and transportation space, we can help find solutions that adhere to automotive original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) safety, testing and performance-based standards, including the following:

  • Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for Automotive Lightweighting
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Regulations

Whether it’s material specification, part design, troubleshooting and review, production part approval process (PPAP) assistance, or even assistance during manufacturing trials, we can help you tackle your material challenges.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are quickly becoming the norm. We offer a number of thermoplastics that provide excellent chemical resistance, dimensional stability, UV stability, low warpage and creep, IR transparency, EMI shielding and more.

Materials commonly used for advanced driver assistance systems include:

Battery

Battery

We provide a broad portfolio of high-performance thermoplastics for EV batteries. From battery cases, module housings, busbar and connections, to cooling systems for the battery and drivetrain, we can help you find an ideal material solution.

Materials to consider for battery applications include:

Charging Stations

Charging Stations

Charging stations typically require thermoplastics that have a wide variety of properties, including: chemical resistance, UV/weatherability, flame retardant, impact resistance, hydrolytic stability, and thermal resistance.

Materials to consider for charging stations include:

Exterior

Exterior

We offer a broad portfolio of high-performance thermoplastics for exteriors, including body side molding, bumpers, door handles, electric vehicle (EV) chargers, fenders, gas tanks, grills, mirrors, rocker panels, step bars and step pads.

Materials to consider for automotive exterior applications include:

Interior

Interior

For EV automotive interiors, we offer materials that are lightweight, deliver heat stability, resistant to scratches, and “soft touch” or low stickiness for center consoles, cup holders, door panels, grips, handles, headliners, instrument panels, mats, mirrors, roof consoles, seats, shifters, sun visors, trim and more. With an increased emphasis on haptic technology and human and machine interfaces, we also distribute films, coatings, and other materials with antimicrobial properties.

Materials to consider for automotive interior applications include:

Lighting

Lighting

The traditional areas of the EV vehicle, including the grille and interior, as well as new technology like Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, are becoming a clean slate for lighting and sensor integration. We offer a number of thermoplastics that provide excellent light transmission and transparency, heat resistance, shatter resistance, and the ability to be highly moldable for headlights and taillights.

Materials to consider for automotive lighting applications include:

Under the Hood

Under the Hood

Under the hood thermoplastics are often required to provide functionality in extreme temperature ranges, durability and resistance to chemicals. Applications include air ducts and intakes, batteries, bumpers, cowl vents, engine covers, fans, fluid bottles/containers/reservoirs, HVAC equipment, plugs, shrouds and much more.

Materials to consider for under the hood applications include:

 

Wiring, Cabling and High Voltage

Wiring, Cabling and High Voltage

We offer thermoplastics materials for automotive wire and cabling and jacketing applications that are designed to be flexible; chemical, weather, flame and ozone resistant; and withstand low temperatures. These materials typically have excellent physical and mechanical properties that can be an alternative to rubber solutions.

Materials to consider for wiring and cabling applications include:

  • Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE) Compounds
  • Polyolefin
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Compound 
  • Polybutlene Terephthalate (PBT)
  • Nylon 6, 6/6(Polyamide 6 and 6/6)
  • Polyphthalamide (PPA)
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