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The results have been demonstrated in components molded from polymers such as thermoplastic olefin, polypropylene, and nylon, and even parts made from up to 30% glass- and mineral-filled materials.
The specific products planned for the Al Jubail project will be production of butyl rubber, polybutadiene rubber, SBR, EPDM, thermoplastic elastomers, thermoplastic olefins and carbon black.
AlphaGary also produces thermoplastic elastomers, thermoplastic olefins, thermoplastic polyurethanes, fluoropolymers and styrenic compounds, with brand names such as Evoprene, Megolon, Garaflex and Vynite.
Currently, the Lavergne Performance Compounds (LPC) division of the company offers engineering resin lines of recycled fiberglass/ mineral filled PET, virgin and recycled polypropylene compounds, paintable virgin thermoplastic olefins (TPO), recycled TPO, recycled polycarbonate and thermoplastic elastomers.
Bonding low surface energy (LSE) plastics such as polypropylene or other thermoplastic olefins with, conventional tapes and adhesives typically requires the surfaces to be primed, flame treated or corona treated.
Bonding low surface energy (LSE) plastics such as polypropylene or other thermoplastic olefins with conventional tapes and adhesives typically requires the surfaces to be primed, flame treated or corona treated.
Ryntz says that her company has just filed a patent for a new primer for such plastics as thermoplastic olefin -- a blend of polypropylene and rubber used in car bumpers, wheel covers, dashboards, and armrests, as well as in parts in many other consumer goods.
Material technologies, like Borealis' thermoplastic olefin (TPO) for the cockpit of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the world's first biofabric - made by supplier Teijin Fibres and Mazda, that claims to have been made with completely plant-derived fibres suitable for use in vehicle interiors are also investigated.