Development and Application of a Reduced Thermal Expansion Polycarbonate/ABS Engineering Thermoplastic Blend for Automotive Exterior Body Panels 910436
A novel engineering thermoplastic polymer has been developed for use in automotive exterior body panels. This material provides a unique combination of properties including reduced thermal expansion compared to conventional thermoplastics, Class A surface aesthetics, excellent part dimensional stability and reproducibility, a superior balance of mechanical properties, and good processability. This paper describes the development of this material and its application in exterior door panels.
Citation: Burns, T., "Development and Application of a Reduced Thermal Expansion Polycarbonate/ABS Engineering Thermoplastic Blend for Automotive Exterior Body Panels," SAE Technical Paper 910436, 1991, https://doi.org/10.4271/910436. Download Citation
Thomas D. Burns
International Congress & Exposition
New Developments in Exterior Body Panels and Bumper Systems-SP-0859