PolyOne Corporation (Avon Lake, OH) chose the VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference in Mannheim, Germany, to introduce a series of innovations for automotive engineers. The launch included three new grades of Therma-Tech specialty engineered materials based on PBT, PPS and polyamide resins for automotive lighting systems now available globally.
With their outstanding heat dissipation functionality, the three new Therma-Tech formulations offer automotive OEM lighting engineers more design options. In addition to expanded design freedom, lightweighting potential and efficient manufacturability, these formulations help to manage hot spots and enable designers to employ high brightness light-emitting diodes (HB LEDs) in lighting systems for new cars and trucks. The new materials offer customers varying degrees of heat stability, enabling them to select the solution most appropriate for their application.
Kendall Justiniano, global automotive marketing director for PolyOne, said, "Our new Therma-Tech solutions for HB LED systems will be a welcome development for automotive OEMs as they incorporate this technology into new cars to reduce vehicle weight and CO2 emissions, create appealing new designs and improve driver safety."