Lightweight Seating Delivers Optimal Personal Comfort and Safety

Trinseo supports premium OEMs and their suppliers with innovative ABS, PC/ABS, PP, Reinforced Elastomers and TPE for seating components, while meeting the requirements of optimal ergonomics, safety, and aesthetics.

Car manufacturers are continuously improving the functional, safety-relevant, and aesthetic quality of vehicle seating trim and semi-structural components. At the same time, improved fuel economy and cost efficiency are a necessity. The demand for an optimized interior experience with intelligent adjustments and comfort functionalities is pushing the limits for materials in use. New challenges driven by multifunctional vehicle seating in autonomous-driving cars are adding to market needs.

For the high standards of automotive seat applications, our plastics enable design flexibility and high quality with low mass, and with no loss of high durability or good impact performance:

  • MAGNUM™ ABS Resins offer great impact performance and low gloss in combination with a stable, light base color that is ideal for self-coloring.
  • PULSE™ GX series PC/ABS Resins allow for a high-end unpainted approach providing high heat performance and optimum low-temperature ductility.
  • INSPIRE™ Polypropylene grades provide low-gloss appearance, low emissions, and low odor in combination with good impact and scratch resistance.
  • VELVEX™ Reinforced Elastomers excell with best-in-class scratch and mar resistance, providing a uniform low gloss appearance for a high-end aesthetical finish.
  • TPE Solutions with advantages such as high elasticity or high vibration damping supporting lower-weight applications with optimized haptics.

We look forward to supporting your development of advanced seating components with innovative Trinseo materials. Get in touch with a Trinseo expert to explore the potential.

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