By Cameron Chai
Bayer MaterialScience announced that it will present advanced and sustainable developments for plastic processors at the 2011 Fakuma exhibition in Germany.
The company provides Makroblend GR 235M, a new green blend of polyethylene terephthalate and polycarbonate for automobile applications. This high-tech material is produced from superior quality recyclates. Applications of the Makroblend GR 235M are automobile bodywork components, including convertible top compartments, covers for antennas, trunk lids and spoilers.
Direct-Skinning and DirectCoating technologies enable efficient coating of the automotive interiors and bodywork parts in a single step. DirectCoating technology allows application of clearcoats, soft-touch coatings or colored coatings, currently in fashion. Direct-Skinning is used to coat the automobile parts with colored polyurethane surfaces and it is a cost-effective technology. The surfaces coated with the two technologies are resistant to abrasion, light and UV rays.
Bayer MaterialScience has recently developed products for the medical industry applications and they are Bayblend M850XF and M750 and polycarbonate and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (PC+ABS) blends. These products can be used for components such as drug delivery systems, diagnostic equipment and surgical instruments. In addition, Bayer MaterialScience is releasing Makrolon 2258, a new grade for injection molding of thin-walled parts. The company will also showcase various electronic handling systems in the Fakuma trade fair.