A polypropylene (PP) compound whose modification is brought about solely through use of a styrenic elastomer is around 10% lighter than standard talc-filled PP compounds.
Developed by Suzuki Motor Corporation (Hamamatsu, Japan), the compound dubbed Suzuki Super Polypropylene (SSPP) is also highly colorable on account of the absence of talc, and has been used commercially for the first time in the non-painted front bumper undergarnish of the Suzuki Escudo which was launched in Japan on 11 July, 2012.
Talc-free PP compounds boasts enhanced colorability; employed in front bumper undergarnish.
The front bumper under garnish of the Escudo realizes high brightness silver metallic color without painting due to the high colorability of SSPP. Because it has no paint layer, in case of scratching such as by stone chips, it is difficult to distinguish scratches according to Suzuki. SSPP is a new patent-pending technology for which Suzuki plans to expand usage of in interior parts and exterior parts such as bumpers in the future. -[email protected]