LNP™ COMPOUNDS WEAR AND FRICTION SOLUTIONS AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORS
The perception of quality in an automotive interior goes beyond how the interior looks and includes how it “feels” and how it “sounds”. Buttons and knobs must not stick and should move smoothly. There should be no harsh or unwanted noise to take away from the driving experience. LUBRICOMP™ and LUBRILOY™ compounds can help contribute to the high quality interior consumers demand.
BUZZ, SQUEAK AND RATTLE
The panels and trim pieces that make up the structure of the vehicles interior are prone to noise generation whenever two parts come in contact with each other. BSR is one of the primary quality issues facing automotive manufactures today. Traditional solutions include adding tape based felt spacers to keep material separated, adding cost and complexity to the build.
INTERNALLY LUBRICATED COMPOUNDS
The addition of an internal lubricant to a thermoplastic material can help reduce the coefficient of friction between two plastic parts, allowing them to slide past each other reducing the vibration that leads to noise. Traditional lubricants like silicone and PTFE are effective, and novel alloy technology can add improved damping characteristic.
AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR GRADES
|Silicone lubricated PC/ABS
|Low COF, dimensional accuracy
|Infotainment bezels & trim
|Alloy lubricated PC
|Good wear, low COF, dimensional accuracy, paintable
|Glove box guide arms, radio bezel
|Good wear, low COF
|Gears, bearings &
|Good wear, low COF, better resistance to acids & bases than PC
|Center console slides & rails
|Low COF, dimensional accuracy, paintable
|Interior panels, frames and trim
WEAR AND FRICTION SOLUTIONS AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORS
Standard wear and friction measurements like thrust washer wear (ASTM D3702) or sliding sled (ASTM 1894) testers can’t always determine if two mating materials will generate noise. Specialized testing for slip- stick characteristics (VDA 230-206) can be a more effective tool for comparison. The wear and friction labs at LNP can leverage multiple characterization tools to aid in application development efforts.
LNP™ COMPOUNDS & LEXAN™ COPOLYMERS SOLUTIONS
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