MOSCOW (MRC) -- Trinseo, the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, today debuted its 85% Long Glass Fiber (LGF) Polypropylene (PP) concentrate product family for automotive semi-structural applications, said the producer on its site.
These breakthrough products were introduced at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive TPO Conference in Detroit, Michigan, stand 15. ENLITE PP LGF 1851 and 1852 are latest innovation in Trinseo's ENLITE structural polymers portfolio, which is built on the company's in-depth market knowledge and polymer expertise.
The new ENLITE products have the highest glass fiber concentration (85%) of any PP LGF concentrate available commercially for automotive semi-structural applications, which enables lighter weight interior parts at lower total cost compared to steel and aluminum.
“We know that lightweight is more than a trend in the automotive industry; it’s a necessity. We’ve also seen an increasing need for cost-effective semi-structural parts, and our new ENLITE LGF 1851 technology is a direct response to these demands. It is the first structural polymer with an 85% concentration on the market, offering manufacturers a more advanced, robust, and affordable solution for today’s lightweight needs, and it strengthens Trinseo’s role as a leader in this strategic business," says Dagmar van Heur, Vice President, Performance Plastics.
ENLITE products are developed for instrument panels, door modules, front-end modules, tailgates, and other interior and semi-structural applications that require a balance of dimensional stability, heat resistance and weight optimization. ENLITE PP-LGF 1851 and 1852 are a step-change improvement over the previous industry benchmark of 60% LGF concentration.
Trinseo’s extended polypropylene offering includes a range of high-flow resins, providing excellent material performance related to low VOC and high flow, and enabling optimized interior parts related to air quality and weight reduction through thin-wall technology.
As MRC MRC informed earlier, Trinseo issued a statement welcoming Bain Capital’s successful sale of its remaining stake in the company.
Trinseo is a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber. Trinseo's technology is used by customers in industries such as home appliances, automotive, building & construction, carpet, consumer electronics, consumer goods, electrical & lighting, medical, packaging, paper & paperboard, rubber goods and tires. Formerly known as Styron, Trinseo completed its renaming process in 1Q 2015. Trinseo had approximately USD4.0 billion in revenue in 2015, with 18 manufacturing sites around the world, and more than 2,200 employees.