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Styrolution has scored a success at automaker Skoda

October 19/2011

(PlasticsToday) -- Styrolution Group GmbH (Ludwigshafen, Germany), the new joint venture between BASF (Ludwigshafen) and INEOS (Lyndhurst, UK), has scored a success at automaker Skoda, with the OEM now using a modified SAN (styrene-acrylonitrile copolymer) material for its vehicle exteriors. The grade in question, Luran HH 120, combines the advantages of classic SAN with improved temperature and weathering resistance.

Piano black SAN compound is tailored to meet weathering resistance and color depth requirements of auto industry.

Dura Automotive Systems GmbH (Dusseldorf, Germany), a German subsidiary of the American automotive supplier of the same name, was a development partner for the material. The company manufactures A-, B- and C-pillars and has recently started using Luran HH 120 for serial production of the B-pillar cladding of the Skoda Superb.

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