At the JEC Composites Show BASF is going to present a functionalized natural fiber lightweight composite based on Acrodur Power 2750 X

Binder allows use of 75% natural fibers in automotive composites

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  • Low emission alternative to formaldehyde-based reactive resins
  • Higher share of natural fibers possible
  • Model part to be presented at #JECEurope2015

BASF is launching a new binder, Acrodur Power 2750 X, which is designed for the production of natural fiber composites for automotive lightweight applications such as interior car door panels or shelves. As a low emission alternative to formaldehyde-based reactive resins, the material gives natural fiber composites high mechanical stability. At the same time, the product offers thermoplastic processability and, unlike traditional thermoplastic binders based on polypropylene, it allows the use of up to 75 percent natural fibers in lightweight components.

Water-based binder as low emission alternative to formaldehyde-based reactive resins

The water-based binder Acrodur Power 2750 X is a health compatible alternative to conventional formaldehyde-based reactive resins. Neither during processing nor as part of the final product does it release any organic substances. This offers greater safety at work for the user, who no longer needs to invest in exhaust air treatment systems. In addition to this, the binder helps to improve the ambient air quality inside cars.

Traditional thermoplastic cold-forming methods can be used

Making it easier and more cost-effective to produce high performance components, natural fibers bonded with Acrodur Power 2750 X can be processed using traditional thermoplastic cold-forming methods and be combined in one single process step with complex plastic elements such as reinforcing ribs or supports. The product helps to save both system and process costs. The binder combines these benefits with great mechanical component stability. In addition, the pre-impregnated natural fibers feature a long shelf-life.

Picture: At the JEC Composites Show BASF is going to present a functionalized natural fiber lightweight composite based on Acrodur Power 2750 X



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