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VELVEX™ Reinforced Elastomers

Cost-efficiency and aesthetic performance: VELVEX™ 5250

VELVEX™ is a family of factory-colored MIC thermoplastics based on elastomer technology with glass reinforcement. It closes the gap between the need to balance both technical and aesthetic performance – at affordable costs.

The reinforced elastomer VELVEX™ 5250 meets the distinct requirements of aesthetics, high stability and strength, and best-in-class scratch resistance at good processability and high cost-efficiency for premium surfaces in vehicle interiors.

First commercialization with Autocomponent

Our value chain customer Autocomponent searched for a high performance cost-efficient raw material solution. They had to develop instrumental panel components for the GAZelle Next and the Lada Priora platforms. Our intense collaboration with Autocomponent during the two-year project led to the first commercialization of VELVEX™ 5250 worldwide.

Trinseo collaborated closely with the OEMS and Autocomponent in the development phase. We provided them with expert technical support through our Application Engineering and Design Center, as well as extensive color lab work during the project start up. Our Technical Service and Development group supported Autocomponent with technical trials to gauge the performance of VELVEX™ 5250 with existing tools. Additional trials were conducted to establish further ways to optimize the processing conditions.

The numbers for premium quality and cost efficiency

Looking at the numbers, VELVEX™ 5250 proved to be a good fit for the engineering challenge our customer was confronted with. Autocomponent benefits from interior parts with improved soft touch, scratch resistance, and low gloss while meeting the key requirement of cost-efficiency in raw material usage.

Good processability

High throughput production process due to good MFR value.

Scratch resistance and low gloss

Best-in-class scratch and mar resistance and uniform low gloss.

High stability and strength

VELVEX™ 5250 provides a unique property balance of good stiffness, high impact and heat resistance in combination with a low CLTE.

The reinforced elastomer VELVEX™ 5250 meets the distinct requirements of aesthetics, high stability and strength, and best-in-class scratch resistance at good processability and high cost-efficiency for premium surfaces in vehicle interiors.

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