INEOS Styrolution introduces new carbon look composite StyLight® Aesthetic S C245-1
As a new addition to its family of thermoplastic composites, INEOS Styrolution introduces the new carbon look composite StyLight Aesthetic S C245-1. The new material shows significant improvements over the previous StyLight Aesthetic S C200-1 providing application designers in the automotive and other industries with new opportunities.
The new StyLight Aesthetic S C245-1 provides a higher fibre density resulting in a higher area weight and ultimately in a better fibre alignment. This improvement will further enhance the surface aesthetics of the material, which has been developed to address lightweight aesthetic designs. The previous StyLight Aesthetic S C200-1 delivered a very good surface quality at an area weight of 200 g/cm2 at a thickness per layer of 0.25mm. The new StyLight Aesthetic S C245-1 goes beyond this de-facto industry standard offering an area weight of 245 g/cm2 at a thickness per layer of 0.3mm.
The new fibres used in StyLight Aesthetic S C245-1 improve the mechanical properties of the material. In particular, stiffness and rigidity are significantly enhanced compared to the previous StyLight Aesthetic S C200-1.
With these new characteristics, StyLight Aesthetic S C245-1 offers a surface quality that addresses the needs of the most demanding applications. Tests have shown that the new material meets respective technical tests of leading automotive brands and it can be expected that the new StyLight will be selected for a series of new automotive interior and exterior applications for cars of the next generation. Typical applications include interior decorative trims, seat components, rear-view mirror caps, and exterior trims.
The new material is also explored in the electronics industry and for sports and leisure applications. It becomes an attractive alternative when the search is on for a material offering a cool and sporty look. In the electronics industry, typical applications include mobile phone casings, loudspeaker cones and drones. For sports and leisure, examples include sport helmets, bicycle parts and luggage.
ABOUT INEOS STYROLUTION
INEOS Styrolution is the leading, global styrenics supplier with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS Standard and styrenic specialties. With world-class production facilities and more than 85 years of experience, INEOS Styrolution helps its customers succeed by offering the best possible solution, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets. The company provides styrenic applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including Automotive, Electronics, Household, Construction, Healthcare, Packaging and Toys/ Sports/ Leisure. In 2017, sales were at 5.3 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,300 people and operates 16 production sites in nine countries.
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