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Plastics for High-quality Interior Trim Aesthetics

Advanced PC/ABS blends, Reinforced Elastomers, PP compounds, and TPE Solutions from Trinseo Automotive enable you to meet the complex and exacting requirements of trim manufacturing for premium automotive interior design.

Functionality and aesthetically pleasing trim applications are crucial factors for a perfect interior experience and successful vehicle sales. The selection, design, and processing of plastics solutions for interior trim components are very important for consumers when making their purchase decisions.

Trim applications require a variety of essential plastic material properties:

  • High-quality aesthetics and haptics
  • Reliable stability and long-term durability
  • Ability to withstand UV light and exposure to high temperatures
  • For load-bearing trim parts: enhanced stiffness retention at elevated temperatures and high dimensional stability
  • Tight fit if assembled with other interior components/materials
  • Impact resistance and good ductile performance at low temperatures, especially with safety-related components (airbags, passenger restraint systems)

Trinseo has developed a wide range of materials that are specifically suitable for interior trims, such as our PULSE™ GX series (low temperature ductility, high dimensional stability) or PULSE™ AX50 (for high gloss coating, suitable for ColorForm technology). VELVEX™ Reinforced Elastomers (low gloss, high scratch and mar resistance) and INSPIRE™ talc-filled PP (enhanced scratch-resisting, low emissions/odor) and customized TPE Solutions round off our advanced portfolio for trim applications.

Get in touch with our team and let’s start a conversation on how Trinseo materials can improve your next advanced trim application with high aesthetics and functionality, competitive costs, and reduced weight.

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