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Non-PVC sheet for automotive interiors

In response to the automotive industry's intention to eliminate the use of PVC in vehicle interiors, Canadian General Tower has developed a thermoplastic olefin (TPO) composite sheet for use as a cove...


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January 1, 2002 by Canadian Plastics

In response to the automotive industry’s intention to eliminate the use of PVC in vehicle interiors, Canadian General Tower has developed a thermoplastic olefin (TPO) composite sheet for use as a cover stock on instrument panels and door panels.

CGT has received construction approval from the General Motors Body Engineering Lab for a TPO composite sheet for low pressure molding. Similar materials produced by CGT for interior surfaces have been in production since August 2000 with a major “new domestic” OEM.

Canadian General-Tower Ltd. 519-623-1630

Soft-touch TPUs bond readily to styrenics

Bayer has developed three new grades of Desmopan thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for soft-touch overmolding applications. The new grades bond readily to ABS, polycarbonate, polystyrene, polyester and other materials.

Ranging in Shore hardness from 70A to 80A, the Desmopan grades exhibit a property matrix that typically shows better resilience and abrasion tear resistance than other elastomers. The KU2-8651 and KU2-8655 grades have increased cycling characteristics, improving part production efficiency.

Bayer Inc. 800-668-2554