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Styrenic Composite Sheet Forms Safety Helmets

Ineos Styrolution’s StyLight composite selected by Casco for cyclist, skier safety.

Stephen Moore

September 28, 2020

1 Min Read
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Image: Ineos Styrolution

A composite semi-finished sheet grade from Ineos Styrolution has found application in the production of safety helmets at German company Casco. The company offers a broad portfolio of solutions for bicyclists, skiers, skaters, riders, and rescue teams at fire brigades and police departments.

The company decided to base its latest designs for bicyclists and skiers on Ineos Styrolution’s innovative StyLight composite. StyLight became popular as the first styrenics-based thermoplastic composite delivering a high surface quality in combination with superior stiffness and rigidity.

Ineos Styrolution offers StyLight as semi-finished sheets. The product consists of a composite material based on a modified styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) matrix and diverse fiber textile (carbon fabric, glass fabric, or glass NCF) for semi-structural aesthetic applications or purely structural applications. The sheets have a thickness from 0.25 mm up to 3 mm and a maximum size of 0.62 m width times 1 m length. Special dimensions in length are available on request. Polypropylene grades are also available.

Casco selected the carbon composite StyLight Hybrid S as the material of choice for its new designs offering customers not only protection in the most demanding environments, but also giving them a product that addresses their lifestyle.

Manfred Krauter, CEO at Casco International GmbH, comments: “Our company tries to stay at the forefront of innovation. The performance of this new material fits exactly our needs and we appreciate the support from Ineos Styrolution. We are confident that our customers will like the new StyLight helmets.”

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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