The Bright Future of New Electric Vehicle – Smart and Lightweight
China has been the world's largest New Energy Vehicles (NEV) market by sales volume since 2015 and is poised to maintain that pole position for years to come. According to the "New Energy Vehicle Industry Development Plan (2021-2035), China aims to achieve NEV sales volume that make up 20 percent of total vehicle sales in 2025.
In order to enhance the look and feel of vehicles, as well as to improve the overall driving safety and comfort, smart surface decoration is the direction for the design and development of future automotive interiors. Among them, surface treatment processes, such as IML/IME/INS, and high performance materials with high light permeability, conductivity and durability will be widely used in smart interiors.
Mucell technology is proved to be highly effective in the automotive industry. PAC250K high-speed packaging injection molding machine is equipped with MuCell equipment, two-cavity mold, and IML (in-mold labeling) system to achieve more environmental-friendly and high-quality packaging production with more flexible design.
Lubrizol Innovative ESTANE® Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) in Automotive IP Skin Application
ESTANE® Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) can be used in Automotive IP skin by slush molding and injection molding, with below benefits: Slush molding
• Low VOC and FOG
• Low temperature flexibility for air bag deployment
• Better abrasion resistance
• No need of additional treatment for adhesion
• No need of flame treatment of PU foam for adhesion
• Better touch and feel
Covestro Makrofol® for a Wide Variety of Polycarbonate Films
Makrofol®films particular strengths include high heat resistance, transparency as well as impressive toughness and elasticity over a wide temperature range. The films also offer good stiffness, and outstanding electrical insulation properties, as well as abrasion and weathering resistance. Special grades are tailor-made for light management solutions for automotive interior application including light-scattering, light-guiding and light diffusing.
BASF Ultradur ® RX –More Clairy for Radar Sensors
With Ultradur® RX, BASF has now developed a modified polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) specifically for radar sensor applications in vehicles. Thanks to its good resistance against media such as splash water, oil or salt, Ultradur® offers an exceptional protection for sensor housings. In addition, the new material shields the sensitive electronics in the housing against disturbing electromagnetic waves from other vehicles.
Inglass Hrsflow Flexflow Evo Technology
FIM (Film Insert Molding) with capacitive films is a forward-looking technology. It enables, for example, the integration of functional elements with a low thickness, such as lights, sensors or touch switches, thus provides great design flexibility, especially for automotive interior and exterior applications. The capacitive film is back-injected with Polycarbonate to appear like clear glass in the touch area of the control panel.
Shanghai PRET Antibacterial Composites: antibacterial PP, antibacterial ABS, antibacterial PC\ABS, antibacterial PA
Compared with traditional materials that have little antibacterial ability, antibacterial ratio of the antibacterial PP, ABS, PC/ABS, PA composites can reach up to 99.9%； Addition of inorganic antimicrobial has no obvious effect on the mechanical properties of PP and PA materials and for the impact strength of ABS and PC/ABS material is slightly reduced ,but it can through the formula optimization to make up for strength loss. Antibacterial materials can be used in automotive glove boxes and other parts have antibacterial requirements.