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Terblend® N as solution for customized control panel housing

Frankfurt, Germany

  • Premium agricultural utility vehicle manufacturers select Terblend® N NG02 EF for control panel housings
  • INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics continues to offer customized high quality solutions for the automotive interior industry
  • Two premium agricultural utility vehicle manufacturers turned to INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, for a material solution for control panels as an equipment variant in their machinery. The user-friendly handling as well as a high matte quality surface and excellent haptics were important requirements.

    INEOS Styrolution’s Terblend® N product line is comprised of blends of ABS with polyamide. They are especially suitable for customers looking for a matte surface finish that does not require painting, and therefore is a cost-effective solution for automotive interiors.

    For the requested control panels, the Terblend N NG02 EF grade was identified as particularly suitable. It is an 8% glass fiber reinforced UV-stabilized ABS/PA blend with enhanced dimensional stability, rigidity and high flowability. Glass-fiber reinforced grades such as Terblend N NG02 EF exhibit lower shrinkage and, as a result, higher dimensional stability. Despite the glass fiber percentage, it offers a high quality surface with matte appearance and excellent haptics. In addition, Terblend N NG02 EF has a very low moisture absorbance in comparison to polyamide.

    The solution of one of the two manufacturers consists of a second component containing a certain amount of TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer).

    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, toys/sports/leisure, and packaging. In 2015, sales were at 5 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,100 people and operates 15 production sites in nine countries.

    For futher information contact:

    Name : Dr. Ralf Leinemann

    Position : Global Manager PR & Marketing Communications

    Phone Number : work +49 69 5095501366

    Email : ralf.leinemann@styrolution.com