Originally polymers were specified in automotive design because they offered good mechanical properties combined with excellent appearance, including self-colouring.
The automotive industry is constantly changing. Today, automotive manufacturers, are challenged to reduce vehicle weight, lower vehicle emissions, and increase safety.
Polymers make a significant contribution to meeting ecological, safety and economic requirements in the automotive industry.
It is impossible to imagine the interior of a modern vehicle without plastics such as polyurethane, polypropylene and polyethylene and engineering plastics such as ABS, ASA, PBT, POM and PA. They are used in dashboards, steering wheels, carpets, loudspeaker grills and door linings as well as seats, seat belts and airbags. And as TPU and TPE’s also form aesthetically pleasing surfaces throughout the interior. To ensure that exactly the right shades are always achieved, for all these applications Hubron provides a comprehensive range of carbon black masterbatch that offer different tint, undertone colour and jetness. These masterbatches are produced on carefully selected resins to ensure good compatibility with the base resins.
Exterior parts of motor vehicles must withstand extreme mechanical stresses and large temperature variations and are constantly exposed to sun, wind and weather. Colouring bumpers, exterior trim and roof boxes from polyamide, polypropylene or plastics such as PC or PBT places very high demands on the masterbatches used. Hubron’s range of Carbon Black Masterbatch has been specifically designed to help offer the ideal mix of properties to ensure our customers products meet the high demands of exterior automotive parts.
Hubron provides masterbatch for plastics such as polyolefins and for engineering plastics such as PC, PA, POM and PBT which are used, for example, to make engine and AC covers, battery cases, battery brackets, fuel systems and electrical parts.
Hubron provides compounds with EMI Shielding for the housings of automotive sensor and instrument systems. In addition to protecting systems from the damaging effects of EMI, housings made from these compounds are significantly lighter than metal counterparts, helping reduce overall vehicle weight.