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01-14-2016

High Heat ABS HH3114

Weight Reduction for Roof Hatch Application

BOS Group, Ostfildern, Germany, a supplier of innovative systems and components for the automotive industry, selected the new High Heat ABS HH3114 from Elix Polymers, Tarragona, Spain, for the production of roof hatches for heavy duty trucks of a German premium automobile manufacturer.

The new high heat ABS from Elix Polymers delivers weight reduction for roof hatch applications (© Daimler)

The roof hatch is produced using state-of-the-art injection mold technology with sequential controlled hot runner valve gates. The material Elix ABS HH3114 was chosen to meet the high requirements of the application and, following mold-flow-analysis, the technical departments of Bos, Schulman and Elix Polymers worked together intensively to design both the part and the tool.

In production, HH3114 offers a number of processing advantages. These include excellent processability and high flow, resulting in competitive cycle times. Less mold deposits means less mold cleaning and bring significant cost savings and higher productivity. The final part offers a weight reduction of 8% when compared to PC/ABS thanks to the lower density of High Heat ABS (1.04) vs PC/ABS (1.13). Moreover, high heat ABS is more economical than PC/ABS.

ElixABS HH3114 is part of a new range of high heat materials developed by Elix Polymers. In addition to processing and performance benefits, the range is characterized by its very low emissions and odor – for example VDA277 = 9.9 μg C/g, VDA278 VOC = 16/FOG = 3 μg/g (ppm), VDA270 = 3.0.

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Elix Polymers S.L.

Polígono Industrial
ES 43110 La Canonja
Tel.: +34 977 8354-00

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