Bumpers play an important part in automotive exterior design. Today’s bumpers have evolved into complex applications of multiple components with high technical and aesthetical requirements – preferably made of plastics. Bumpers must absorb enough crash energy to protect the vehicle body and safety-related equipment from damages in low-speed collisions. They must also meet various regulated requirements regarding pedestrian safety during collisions.
A bumper system’s material selection and design need to meet partly conflicting system requirements, including the development of advanced safety features like bumper airbags or distance control.
Trinseo’s low-density, talc-filled performance polyolefin polymers, like INSPIRE™ TF0808 Polypropylene Resins
, are suitable for providing high impact resistance and high stiffness, combined with a high melt flow for fast-cycle molding and thinner walls at lower weight and cost. This delivers plastics-based bumper systems with equivalent dimensional and thermal stability of metal-based bumpers but with considerable economic advantages.
Get in contact with us to learn more about our advanced products like INSPIRE™ Polypropylene Resins
or MAGNUM™ ABS Resins
for bumpers and other premium exterior applications.