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The Novodur grade from Ineos Styrolution (Frankfurt, Germany) does not require pre-treatment like surface activation.

Stephen Moore

June 29, 2018

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Blowmolded roof spoiler employs ABS for heat resistance, paintability

Novodur HH-112 ABS grade from Ineos Styrolution (Frankfurt, Germany) has been selected by a major European automobile manufacturer for a blowmolded roof spoiler. Among attributes of the grade are the ability to paint it without pre-treatment steps such as surface activation.

Blowmolded roof spoiler can be painted without the need for any energy-intensive surface activation.

Novodur HH-112 is an ABS material specifically designed for high heat resistance and stiffness. It features the melt rheology required for blowmolding processing and a Vicat softening temperature of 112°C.

Energy and cost savings are achieved by taking advantage of the selected material solution. The material offers the advantage of painting without the need for energy-intensive surface activation steps such as flaming. In addition, the final application is manufactured in a single part versus multiple parts having to be assembled.

Car spoilers, in particular roof spoilers, are a trend in the automotive industry that has been observed for several years, according to Ineos. As of today, such spoilers are adopted for about 50% of all new cars. Further, since its color can be customized to the request of the driver, the spoiler may be seen as a signature statement of the car’s owner.

“Due to our long-lasting relationship with the customer and the Tier 1 supplying this part, an efficient technical cooperation drove to this interesting cost-effective solution. With this Novodur HH112 [grade] using blowmolding technology, a high-quality painted surface was achieved,” summarizes Eric Chambost, Key Account Manager at Ineos Styrolution.

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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