ABS-rich PC blend brings weight, cost savings

04/03/2012

The latest model Audi Q3 employs a low-cost blend of PC and ABS in which the ratio of ABS is higher than in standard grades for an interior tray component. Two specific colors were designed to meet Audi requirements, truffle beige and soul.

The new material, Pulse GX50 from Styron Automotive (Horgen, Switzerland), has been designed for use in a variety of interior components including mid consoles, lower instrument panels, glove boxes, vents and trunk trims. In its development, Styron worked closely with Audi to fulfill the OEM's requirements by addressing their specifications and meeting their target cost....
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