SAN-based StyLight composites from Ineos Styrolution (Ludwigshafen, Germany) have proven to be such a big hit with application designers that the company announced the expansion of its StyLight family to include a polypropylene-based composite. Samples of the new material are on display at this week’s JEC World 2019, which runs March 12 to 14 near Paris. The company is exhibiting in booth C55 in hall 6.
The new composite based on a modified polypropylene (PP) matrix rounds out the StyLight portfolio and is expected to meet class A automotive surface specifications.
StyLight products now range from a standard PP or SAN glass-fiber composite suitable for non-visible structural applications to an aesthetic composite based on a modified PP and up to a SAN-based carbon composite for premium aesthetic surfaces.
“PP-based StyLight will offer multiple options, including a very attractive solution for aesthetic applications,” commented Pierre Juan, VP, Future Business and Innovations. “Premium surfaces made of thermoplastic composites is and will remain the strength of the StyLight brand. Like for the SAN-based StyLight composites, we see automotive, sports and electronics as the prime markets for the new PP material.”
The company also announced a collaboration with Neue Materialien Fürth GmbH to optimize the PP-based StyLight aesthetic material.