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ABS replaced by LyondellBasell's PP compound in lawnmowers production

September 22/2010

(PlastEurope) -- Garden equipment manufacturer Husqvarna has specified Hostacom ERC 475L, a PP compound produced by LyondellBasell, to replace ABS in its redeveloped Flymo range of lawnmowers. The choice was driven by sharp rises in raw material prices and the requirement to use existing tooling in production. It was also important that a replacement offered sufficient impact strength and stability of shape when used in the manufacture of body casings. Plastics distributor K.D. Feddersen said that the newly-developed talc-filled Hostacom has the same shrinkage as ABS, combined with good mechanical performance.


The compound has undergone several development phases to improve brilliance, surface quality and scratch resistance, it added. The material has also enabled a reduction in cycle times compared to ABS, thanks to 20% reduction in processing temperature.

A representative of LyondellBasell top management is going to participate in Russian Polymers Summit on October 14, 2010 organized by ICIS and MRC. For more information please refer to  Summit official web page.

ABS replaced by LyondellBasell's PP compound in lawnmowers production








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