Sheet of engineered polyolefin laminated or co-extruded with an acrylic cap could replace painted metal in some applications. The need for expensive dies and machinery would be reduced, and the cost of the painting process would be eliminated, along with the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) associated with the painting process.
Compared with fiberglass, the use of multi-extruded polyolefin/acrylic sheet could significantly shorten production cycle times, eliminate expensive labor costs, and reduce the weight of finished parts. Replacing fiberglass in an application would also have the environmental benefit of eliminating the associated VOCs.
Experience, resources, and global support
Solvay Engineered Polymers, Inc., is a leader in the development and manufacture of engineered polyolefin compounds, thermoplastic polyolefins (TPOs), and thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). The company is headquartered in Mansfield, Texas, with sales and marketing operations and an Applications Development Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Distribution and R&D facilities are located in Mansfield and Grand Prairie, Texas. The Texas sites are the primary manufacturing locations, with additional resources in Europe and Asia.
The production and engineering operations of Solvay Engineered Polymers are certified to the standards of ISO/TS 16949:2002 for quality systems. More information about its products and capabilities can be found at http://www.solvayengineeredpolymers.com.
Solvay Engineered Polymers is a member of the Solvay Group, an
international chemical and pharmaceutical group headquartered in Brussels,
Belgium. The Group employs some 29,000 people in 50 countries. In 2006,
consolidated sales amounted to EUR 9.4 billion, generated by three sectors
of activity: Chemicals, Plastics, and Pharmaceuticals. Solvay is listed on
the Euronext stock exchange in Brussels (Euronext
|SOURCE Solvay Engineered Polymers, Inc.|
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