Low-emission acetal finds favor in steering column


Buffer-stops made of Delrin 100PE grade low-emission acetal resin from DuPont (Wilmington, DE) cushion the impact when mechanically adjustable steering columns from ThyssenKrupp Presta (Eschen, Liechtenstein) reach full horizontal adjustment.

Decisive factors in specification of this material were its compliance with stringent emission levels demanded by some of Germany's automotive OEMs for interior applications and its steel-like springiness. The material also is characterized by its vibration damping effect, its high notched impact strength and very good sliding properties.
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