Advanced Materials for Aesthetic Exterior Trim Applications

For outstanding automotive exterior trims, Trinseo offers globally available, innovative ABS, PC/ABS, PMMA and TPE Solutions enabling cost-effective processing, premium aesthetics, and improved fuel efficiency.

The numerous functions and styles of vehicle exterior trims result in a wide range of critical performance requirements applicable for both rigid and soft-touch polymers, such as:

  • Weathering resistance and long­term durability (impact resistance, paint or chrome plating adhesion, etc.
  • Tight assembly tolerance with minimal gap for optimal fit
  • Surface with premium-quality finish

The PULSE™ XT Series Engineering Resins from Trinseo include PC/ABS blends with high heat resistance, easy processability, and high-gloss surface finish, and are applicable for high-gloss painted, premium-quality components, meeting the needs of exterior heat resistance and durability. The significantly low density of these material grades supports mass reduction, while the high flow enables both large-part and thin-wall designs. They are the most cost-effective solutions for low- to medium-temperature paint systems. Additional customized PULSE™ Engineering Resins are available to meet more-specific exterior trim application requirements.

For both injection- and blow-molded trim parts, a variety of MAGNUM™ ABS Resin provides high impact and durability, especially for large, single-piece part designs with deep contours, including high gloss and high flow for superior paint adhesion and surface quality.

For trims application, Trinseo offers an ideal combination with glossy ALTUGLAS™ (EMEA and APAC) and PLEXIGLAS® (Americas) Acrylic Resins black grades, combining outstanding aesthetic, scratch resistance, and UV resistance.

To complete the successful range of trim application materials, Trinseo additionally offers customized TPE Solutions providing high impact and scratch resistance combined with very good processability both for injection and for extrusion processing.

Get in touch with our team and explore how Trinseo products can bring premium exterior trim performance with enhanced cost-effectiveness to your automotive challenges.

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