Case Studies

Audi A4 armrests benefit from MAGNUM™ 3616 properties

MAGNUM™ 3616 for Audi A4 armrests

Premium aesthetics and high performance

Samvardhana Motherson Peguform (SMP) is the major tier of Audi, and a long-term business partner of Trinseo. They chose MAGNUM™ ABS resins for the door module of the Audi A4, which has a volume of 220,000 units per anno for more than six years. The SOP of the car was in Q3/2015 and it is built in Europe and China.

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Optimal high heat and impact resistance

Since the client required a material that is reliable in a high performance area to enhance the upper and lower armrest which is subject to side impact as per Euro NCAP standard, Trinseo recommended MAGNUM™ 3616.
Our injection molding grades deliver optimal high heat and impact resistance and are especially suitable for interior applications due to low emissions (VOC) and odor. MAGNUM™ 3616  is approved against OEM specification TL 527 A,B.

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SMP chose MAGNUM™ 3616 based on positive experience with both the performance and quality of the materials and also our technical on-site support. The tier appreciates the processability of MAGNUM™ 3616 in the injection molding machines and its behavior while testing under hard specification conditions.

Other reasons for their choice were the quality of our MAGNUM™ grades after assembling various foil and leather applications as well as  the cost-efficiency our materials provide for  SMP and Audi. Therefore, MAGNUM™ ABS is not only used in the 2015 Audi A4, but in all platforms of the OEM.

MAGNUM™ 3616 for Audi A4 door/armrests detail

For more details please contact the Trinseo team for this project:

Alessandro Salato, Key Account Manager

Thomas Heck, Application Development Manager Audi

Simon Van Hille, Technical Service and Development