MAGNUM™ goes China
Starting in 2017, Trinseo’s production plant in Zhangjiagang, China, will serve our Asia Pacific customers with high-quality ABS resins proudly made in China.
Tier 1 supplier International Automotive Components Group (IAC) was looking for an ABS for the Ford Fusion (SOP in late 2012) that could provide excellent color consistency and assembly stability for the OEM. The material had to be suitable for the upper and lower trim of all four doors, which are either covered with leather or foam-backed vinyl. Since some pieces were currently molded in the colors black, beige and grey, the customer decided to use MAGNUM™ 3325MT.
The ABS from the MAGNUM™ product family offers a highly consistent color from lot to lot. It also provides the required dimensional stability as well as high impact performance. IAC and Ford were seeking an overall improvement in car quality. They therefore tested MAGNUM™ 3325MT for the Ford Fusion’s doors against to competitive products.
Our premium material outperformed the competition in impact and overall assembly stability as well as in color consistency. MAGNUM™ 3325MT is approved against numerous Ford specifications, e.g. ESB-M4D483-A2, WSS-M4D483-C1, WSKM4D927- A, WSS-M4D827-C1.
For more details on this case, our materials, and services reach out to the team for this project:
Lawrence Pfeffer, Senior Account Manager
Steve Rogers, Senior Research Scientist
Erasmo Aguilar, Development Specialist
Mauricio Contreras, Account Manager
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