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Grade from Ineos Styrolution features high melt strength with broader processing window and superior impact properties

Stephen Moore

September 4, 2017

2 Min Read
Indian OEM adopts high impact ABS grade for bumper guards, spoilers

Indian car accessory manufacturer Goldsun Auto has opted for an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) compound supplied by Ineos Styrolution for the production of bumper guards, spoilers and other after-market accessories. Absolac E 502 BML is employed in a blow molding process by the company. Other components using the material include luggage carriers and footsteps.

ABS grades are being employed in running boards and bumper guards by an Indian after-market parts manufacturer.

Goldsun employs processes such as blow molding, plasma cutting (cutting electrically conductive materials by means of an accelerated jet of hot plasma), and powder coating to create high quality and visually appealing components. It is one of the first companies to start a dedicated ABS bumper guard production unit in India. The special blow molding technology employed reportedly ensures dimensional accuracy, high volume production, high surface finish and repeatability factors.

G Ramachandran, Managing Director at Goldsun, says: “We are happy with the E 502 BML grade, as it gives a better result in blow molding products. Absolac shows good flexibility that helps in proper molding. Its high melt strength and broader processing window contributes to produce good quality bumper guards weighing 17 to 18 kg, with good impact strength, dimensional stability and consistent product wall thickness.”

Blow molding grade Absolac E 502 BML is the latest addition to the portfolio used by Goldsun. It is used for the production of the Goldsun Xtent Defender and Trishul range of bumper guards for SUVs like the Tata Hexa and parcel trays for Datsun redi-GO. Goldsun chose this particular grade for its high melt strength and good mechanical properties.

Goldsun also uses other ABS grades such as Absolac 120 HR for the production of the Goldsun Footrail running boards suitable for all SUVs, and Absolac 200 EP, an easy-flow electroplating injection-molding grade is used for automotive plating parts.

About the Author(s)

Stephen Moore

Stephen has been with PlasticsToday and its preceding publications Modern Plastics and Injection Molding since 1992, throughout this time based in the Asia Pacific region, including stints in Japan, Australia, and his current location Singapore. His current beat focuses on automotive. Stephen is an avid folding bicycle rider, often taking his bike on overseas business trips, and is a proud dachshund owner.

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