Polyamide grades for auto exterior parts eliminate need for painting


DSM is extending its portfolio of UV-stabilized grades of its glass fiber reinforced Akulon polyamide (PA) 6 for exterior automotive parts that require very good surface quality even when unpainted. The company is unveiling these new grades at the JSAE Automotive Engineering Exposition, taking place on May 21-23 in Yokohama, Japan (booth 164).

By eliminating the need to paint such exterior parts, DSM says it is making a major contribution to unit cost savings without compromising on quality. The new grades are reportedly particularly suitable for complex-shaped parts, such as exterior mirror bases and also for parts made using gas-assist injection molding technology, such as door handles.
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