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Development of the super olefin polymer (TSOP) for exterior and interior automotive application
Published June 03, 1996 by ISATA - Dusseldorf Trade Fair in United Kingdom
Event: ISATA 1996
A new bumper cover material, TSOP-1 has been developed based on a new theory of ""Elastomer Matrix Concept."" Reversing the domain and the matrix, we have treated rubber as the matrix improving its characteristics, and resin as the domain putting it to work as a filler. Then we have succeeded in obtaining a new material of molecular-composite structure that improves flexural modulus and mold flow capability drastically while maintaining low CLTE, high impact strength and paintability, thus making it possible to realize thin-wall and lightweight bumpers.
A new automotive interior component material, TSOP-5 has been successively developed by precisely controlling the unique ""Square Pillared Crystalline"" structure found in TSOP-1. TSOP- 5 enables us to consolidate several types of materials used in areas such as dashboards, trim parts and garnishes owing to its high and well-balanced performances. As a consequence, recyclability of the automotive interior components is also improved.