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BASF Ultramid Vision Used in Car Interior

Auto News - Published on Thu, 26 Sep 2019

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The BASF product Ultramid Vision has been used in a car interior for the first time. The semi-crystalline polyamide is employed in the window regulator module of a German automobile manufacturer. Compared to opaque standard polyamides, Ultramid Vision displays very high light transmission with low light scattering. Perfect conditions for use with the illuminated symbols on the window regulators and for setting the exterior mirrors.

Thanks to its unique characteristics profile, the polyamide is ideal for semi-transparent and translucent components. Its high UV and temperature resistance, scratch resistance and chemical resistance make Ultramid Vision an important building block wherever visual control or light design play a role. In multi-component injection molding processes, it can be easily combined with other polyamide materials. This enables easy production of multifunctional components with transparent or illuminated areas as the window regulator has demonstrated impressively.

Dr Rainer Xalter, product developer in the Performance Materials division at BASF said that “In the 2K injection molding process used here, Ultramid Vision demonstrates good adhesion to the switch housing, which consists of glass fiber-reinforced polyamide. This was an important argument in favor of using Ultramid Vision. A further selection criterion was the homogeneous light transmittance. The requirement was to allow as much light to pass through as possible, with high color fidelity of the transmitted light. Ultramid Vision B3K WT15490 emerged as the right solution for the white symbols and Ultramid Vision B3K DLT UN for the red status displays.”

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Thu, 26 Sep 2019
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