Polysulfone - A New Thermoplastic Resin for the Automotive Industry 660003
Thermoplastic resins have realized appreciable use by the automotive industry. There is additional opportunity for a thermoplastic that more completely meets the requirements of a “working plastic,” that is, one suitable for structural, load bearing, or under-the-hood uses. The potential use of polysulfone in these end applications is related to pertinent performance characteristics, which include consistency of mechanical properties, resistance to creep, and resistance to environments encountered in an automobile. The excellent performance of polysulfone under rigorous conditions, plus its toughness, paintability, and thermal and oxidative stability, suggest suitability for many automotive applications.