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Long fiber thermoplastic compounds with low VOC emissions for automotive interiors

News International-French

25 Dec 2014

RTP Company announced the expansion of its very long fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP VLF) portfolio to include a range of low emission products.

These PP VLF products satisfy Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) mandates to reduce the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) levels found in thermoplastic materials specified for use in automotive interior applications. International legislation and automotive OEMs have identified the need to reduce odor, fogging, and total VOCs to improve air quality and the safety of vehicle interiors.

Low emission PP VLF compounds from RTP Company are designed for structural use and provide good strength, stiffness, and dimensional accuracy, with reinforcement levels of 20 – 50 wt%. They have been tested and authenticated by approved outside laboratories according to German Automotive Industry (VDA) test methods for odor, fogging, and total VOC emissions.

Low emission requirements started in Europe and are quickly being adopted by OEMs around the world.

These environmentally-friendly VLF compounds are used in automotive interior applications such as instrument panels, door module carriers, overhead and center consoles, seating, load floors, pedal boxes, spare tire covers and storage bins.

RTP Company has strategically positioned its VLF processing capability in the Americas, Europe and Asia, near key automotive centers to support customers locally with automotive-specified compounds and short lead times.

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