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Key Plastics: TPU centre console wins SPE interior award

"Elastollan” TPU from BASF (Ludwigshafen / Germany; www.basf.com) has been specified for the surface of the centre console of the new Volkswagen Golf VI, which came second in the 2009 US Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) awards "body interior" category. The new unit uses an underlying combination of PC-ABS and "Elastollan” as the surface material.

Ralf Hesener, development manager at BASF client Key Plastics Europe (Lennestadt / Germany; www.keyplastics.com), which developed the unit, said, "The most important thing is to offer the passenger a pleasant look and feel. With polyurethane, a very high-quality and concise surface texture can be achieved.”

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