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Sabic and CK Technologies to produce a new injection moulded thermoplastic roof fairing

March 28/2012

(sabic-ip) -- SABIC"s Innovative Plastics (Pittsfield, MA) business has announced that its collaboration with CK Technologies (Montpelier, OH), a provider of engineered plastic systems, and Volvo Trucks North America has produced the trucking industry"s first injection-molded roof fairing, soon to be featured on all 2013 Volvo heavy-duty trucks.

This large component, molded with SABIC"s tough Cycoloy polycarbonate/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (PC/ABS) resin and CK Technologies" proprietary in-mold coating (IMC) technology, delivers high strength, excellent heat stability and impact performance with a Class A surface. The roof fairing demonstrates the feasibility of replacing traditional thermosets with thermoplastics to reduce weight and energy requirements for manufacturing and enable recycling.

Further, the IMC process yields a fully primed part, eliminating the secondary coating steps that generate volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This major breakthrough provides a more environmentally responsible alternative to thermosets without sacrificing the outstanding performance and aesthetics that truck OEMs and end customers expect.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:ABS, EVA.
Category:General News
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