Arotran™ resins and resin systems were designed for use in the automotive and heavy-truck markets for both Class A and structural-part applications.

These high-performance resins represent the strength of our working relationships with manufacturers and can be utilized in a wide range of processes, such as sheet molding compound (SMC), high-pressure resin-transfer molding, open-mold laminating, bulk-molding compounding (BMC) and infusion.

Among its many advantages, Arotran™ resin technology provides excellent mechanical properties, toughness and surface appearance. It is also important to note Arotran resins can provide a molded-in black color that eliminates the need for paint with excellent UV stability.

Arotran™ Class A SMC and structural resins utilize nano-composite materials to provide original equipment manufacturers and molders with lower-mass SMCs, which result in lighter parts. Parts made from Arotran™ Class A resins offer superior surface finish, reduction in paint pops, as well as excellent bond and paint adhesion properties. In addition, parts made from Arotran™ structural resins provide lower-mass structural parts with excellent mechanical and heat-resistance properties.

Arotran™ B-side resins are blended thermoset and thermoplastic-carrier resins that are combined with magnesium oxides to control thickening response.