PolyOne has launched Maxxam L, a low-odor talc filled polypropylene which can help automotive manufacturers meet vehicle interior air quality (VIAQ) standards in underhood automotive HVAC applications. The company is a leading supplier of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. Maxxam LO has been specially designed to help OEMs as the new material offers lower VOC emissions and achieves odor testing results of 3.0 per VDA 270.
Customers now prefer odor neutral cars and no longer like the idea of the “new car smell” as they associate car odor with harmful emissions, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs). They now pay higher attention to VIAQ norms. OEMs now focus a lot on creating a neutral-smelling interior. Maxxam LO achieves the goal of reducing noxious odors while the vehicle still maintains its performance and aesthetic.
Countries across the globe have started formulating norms regarding acceptable levels of chemical concentration in automobiles. It is now a requirement for most major automotive manufacturers to conduct chemical emissions testing and reporting.
PolyOne developed Maxxam LO grades which can be customized to achieve a wide range of physical and mechanical properties and can thus suit the specifications of any OEM.
Speaking about Maxxam LO, Jim Mattey, global marketing director, Performance Products and Solutions, at PolyOne, said that the company is helping its customers to address current trends with a low odor product that can withstand the rigors of underhood specifications. He said that the new product highlights PolyOne’s commitment to formulating solutions for the automotive needs of the future.
PolyOne is showcasing the material at the SPE TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference 2018.
PolyOne Corporation, with revenues of $3.2 billion in 2017, meets the needs of the customers in diverse industries around the globe by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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