25 June 2010 11:17 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--BASF will enter the long glass-fibre-reinforced (LF) polyamide market as it aims to take advantage of the replacement of metal components in the automotive and machinery industries with plastic materials, the chemical major said on Friday.
“This product group which is new in BASF’s portfolio, represents a considerable advance in terms of performance with metal substitution as the objective, since where even highly optimised short glass fibre reinforced products reach their limitations, LF polyamides offer new opportunities,” it said.
“The automotive industry has several obvious potential applications for the new LF polyamides. Engine mounts and metal inserts in seat structures are some examples,” BASF added.
BASF said its portfolio would be expanded in the future to meet market requirements and that the first customers had already received samples.
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