Acrodur Power 2750 X
New Binder for Automotive Lightweight Composites
BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, has launched a new binder – Acrodur Power 2750 X. The product is designed for the production of natural fiber composites for automotive lightweight applications such as interior car door panels or shelves.
As a low-emission alternative to formaldehyde-based reactive resins, Acrodur Power 2750 X gives natural fiber composites high mechanical stability. At the same time, the product offers thermoplastic processability and, unlike traditional thermoplastic binders based on polypropylene, it allows the use of up to 75 % natural fibers in lightweight components. Natural fiber components using Acrodur Power 2750 X are up to 40 % lighter than conventional plastic products. This results in cars that consume less fuel and have fewer carbon emissions.
Natural fibers bonded with Acrodur Power 2750 X can be processed using traditional thermoplastic cold-forming methods and be combined in one single process step with complex plastic elements such as reinforcing ribs or supports. The product helps to save both system and process costs. Acrodur Power 2750 X combines these benefits with great mechanical component stability. Furthermore, the pre-impregnated natural fibers boast a long shelf-life.
The water-based binder Acrodur Power 2750 X is a health-compatible alternative to conventional formaldehyde-based reactive resins: Neither during processing nor as part of the final product does it release any organic substances. This offers greater safety at work for the user, who no longer needs to invest in exhaust air treatment systems. In addition to this, the binder helps to improve the ambient air quality inside cars.
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