ABS/PA Blend Used in Automotive Interior Components for the First Time

For the first time, the plastic Terblend N NG-02 is being used for a ski-hatch opening in the new Opel Insignia. In spite of its glass fiber content, this ABS/PA blend made by BASF can be used for visible parts without having to be coated. In comparison to other vehicle interior materials, this saves time and cuts costs.

The Terblend N grade has been designed specifically for esthetic applications that also call for a certain amount of stiffness. This stiffness is achieved by a relatively small content of glass fibers (8%) and by their gentle incorporation. With its uniform matt finish and ability to replicate the mold structures down to the last detail, this material creates high-quality surfaces for exposed parts in visible areas. In comparison to products made by the competition, Terblend N NG-02 also stands out for its good flowability, processing characteristics and high acoustic damping.

The ski-hatch opening consists of four individual parts that are clipped together in pairs. This is why this application requires for a good balance between stiffness, dimensional stability and toughness. The material is available in black and other interior colors.

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