Services and Products for the European Transportation Industry
Services and Products for the European Transportation Industry; “Dr. Gupta Verlag” writes:
PolyOne has expanded its offerings for the European transportation industry. This includes the launch of OnFlex LO thermoplastic elastomers with reduced VOC levels for vehicle interiors.
PolyOne said that the TPE technology of OnFlex LO reduces volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by 50 % and it therefore minimises fogging and odour in interior automotive components. The product is well suited for automotive applications including heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC) seals, buttons, controls, coin trays, and drink holder mats. It can be overmoulded onto polyolefin substrates using two-shot injection moulding processes. The company said that it tested OnFlex LO TPE against its existing TPEs according to VDA 278 standard for VOCs and fog, and VDA 270 standard for odour. Results showed OnFlex LO TPE cut VOC emissions by approximately 50 % and fog emissions by 40 %, while maintaining very good low odour performance.
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