Plastics used in the automotive industry are subject to versatile stress factors. They are supposed to be weather-proof, resistant against high temperatures, diverse chemicals and media, as well as wear-resistant. Bada AG will present its broad product range for this field of application at the Fakuma 2018.
High dimensional stability under heat and ageing resistance are an absolute must for engine compartment applications and adjacent fields. Thus, compounds based on Badamid PPA as well as Badatron PPS, which are available in various reinforcement and modification grades are well suited for e.g. thermostat housings and parts in the area of charge air pipes. Highly flexible hoses, e.g. for windshield washer fluid can be realised with our highly toughness-modified Badamid B80 schwarz S3. Our heat stabilized Badamid B70 TM-Z2H is suited for the respective mounting clips and can be overmoulded with the adhesion-modified Badaflex TPE-S 50A 1659 2K for specialized parts.
Exteriors and Roofing
It is essential that parts used for automotive exteriors are resistant to dry and humid weather conditions caused by sunlight and other atmospheric exposure. Compounds with high toughness and UV stabilisation like Badalac ASA/PC and Badalac ASA/PA are applied for sunroof guide rails and air deflectors. The respective sealing profiles can be produced with the extrudable and UV stabilized Badaflex TPE-S 70A 5239 UV EX S1.
Gear wheels and slide shoes for sunroofs can be manufactured from the tribologically modified compounds Badamid A70 GF30 TF3 H as well as Badadur PBT GF20 MoS2.
Plastic parts at the hinged bracket of windscreen wipers are supposed to provide extraordinary dimensional stability. For this purpose, Bada offers a product solution with very low hygroscopicity and high resistance to wiper fluid and other solvents: the mineral filled, heat stabilized Badamid PA12 GM30 H.
Parts used in the head lamp area is the preserve of Badamid PA46 GF25 schwarz. Plugs made of this material stand out for their high dimensional stability under heat and their low tendency to creep.
Our flagship for outdoor applications is a combination of materials consisting of ABS/PC-GF20 and TPE that has been coordinated in terms of adhesion. The main component ABS/PC 130 GF20 H UV schwarz offers dimensional stability under heat beyond 130°C as well as high rigidity due to its glass fibre content. The soft component TPE-S 60A 5206 UV 2K schwarz optimally adheres to ABS/PC based compounds and passes established ageing tests under heat and light exposure. This material assembly is well-suited for all applications, in which the hard components must be overmoulded for better haptics and appearance, e.g. handles on the boot and various mouldings.
Bada’s special strength, tailor-made modification and colouring of compounds is particularly evident in automotive interiors.
Heat and UV stabilized Badamid B70 GF30 H UV is applied for sun visors, e.g. in satin black and pearl grey. Badalac ASA/PC 120 H UV AS convinces with high light stability and antistatic properties in the oddments tray that is also subject to high light exposure.
Inlay mats and oddments tray mats require good haptics, excellent flowability and absolute colour fidelity of the compound. Badaflex TPE-S 65A 5331 is an established product for this field of application available in all common automotive colours and freely variable regarding Shore hardness.
Visible parts with very high rigidity require extensive formulation know-how in order to combine high surface quality with a high filling degree, a combination that may be contractionary at first glance. Bada’s top product in this area is Badamid PPA-HP GF60 H, which realizes long complex flow paths and flawless surfaces despite high filling degree – properties that are a matter of course for visible fins and mouldings. Its high filling degree and partially aromatic character guarantee very high rigidity and dimensional stability under heat. Badamid B70 GF50 H UV LB has been developed particularly for all control levers positioned in the steering wheel area. High rigidity and surface quality are combined with excellent laser marking properties in very bright white.
Our broad product range does not provide the solution you are looking for? Please do not hesitate to contact us und put us to the challenge! Our material specialists and developers will assist you to define the material tailor-made for your application.