1993-03-01

Novel Polyurethane RIM Approaches for Cost Reduction and Productivity Enhancement 930541

In the highly competitive area of automotive fascias, Miles has already launched a comprehensive program which will assure that Polyurethane RIM elastomers remain the material of choice.
Building upon the design advantages of PU-RIM, Miles is working on several programs to reduce the molded fascia costs by developing novel chemistry, unique RIM-systems and enhanced productivity.
In recent years it is established that Polyurethane RIM systems offer a full range of physical properties for a variety of performance requirements for fascias, body panels and body side moldings. Miles has developed systems which meet the existing requirements on a much more competitive basis.
This paper will talk about the novel low density filler package in the Bayflex 110 system, the experimental Bayflex 95 fascia system, and the experimental Bayflex 180 high performance material as well as discussing design options and achievable productivity enhancements. Miles is planning to introduce these systems later this year.

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