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Automotive Thermoplastics

Innovating today’s thermoplastic
materials with silicone, preparing
for tomorrow’s challenges.
Auto Thermoplastics

Let’s push the possibilities

Building on 20 years of co-innovating in Thermoplastics with Multibase® for leading automotive manufacturers and suppliers, Dow Corning adds the unique properties of silicones to traditional thermoplastics.

The unique properties of silicone within high performance thermoplastics

Combining the best of both worlds, you can now design and manufacture automotive components that offer your customers unique aesthetics, tactile experiences and performances that last a vehicle’s entire lifetime.

Our latest innovations enhance regular TPE performance by:
  • Offering greater scratch, mar and UV resistance
  • Looking newer for longer
  • Bringing superior aesthetics and a pleasant touch and feel
  • Improving weatherability
  • Providing alternative solutions to paints and coatings

Producing high-value, cost-effective automotive components

Thermoplastic materials from Dow Corning are incredibly versatile in creating market-leading interior and exterior components. They help you
  • Increase your options in interior styling and design
  • Improve sound comfort by reducing squeaking effect
  • Enable more aerodynamic designs and increase durability for sealing systems and trims
  • Design in confidence with proven track records of safety performance for reliable
    airbag covers

Safety
  • Solutions for painted and Molded
    in Color (MIC)
  • Compliance with international vehicle
    safety standards
  • Proven performance for in-chamber
    and window deployment test
Our TPEs are specifically engineered to help automotive OEMs and Tier suppliers overcome challenges in manufacturing of safety components, primarily airbag covers.
Exterior
  • UV resistance
  • Resistance to weather and chemicals
  • Enhanced aesthetics
  • Easy processing, high flowability
Thermoplastics from Dow Corning provide greater value in the manufacture of sealing systems and trims such as for windows, doors and sunroofs, belt line seals, cowl grill seals, pillar trims.
Interior
  • Soft-to-touch surfaces and luxury finishes
  • Improved scratch and mar resistance
  • Enhanced interior finishes, available in
    precise colour matches
Dow Corning thermoplastics, especially when modified with Si technology, are ideal materials for producing interior components. These include door and instrument panels, seat backs, mats, consoles and controls.
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and experience in thermoplastics and silicone, we can help you develop the innovative
solutions needed to get the job done.

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