Automotive Materials

Automotive Polymers and Compounds

Wide Range of Automotive Plastic Materials


We will source the following products to meet your automotive manufacturing needs.

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

ABS

A thermoplastic with good impact resistance and chemical resistance that is easy to mold. Often the choice for component housings and other tough applications where impact is important. This resin is a reasonably priced plastic for strong exterior applications.

Pellet
Raw Material
Injection Molding
  • Side mirror
  • Center fascia
  • Window switch
Automotive

Glass Fiber, Impact Modifier, Paintable, Plate-able, UV Stabilizer

Acrylonitrile Ethylene Styrene

AES

High gloss product able to withstand weather and protect against mar and scratch damage.

Pellet
Raw Material
Injection Molding
  • Exterior trim
Automotive

Glass Fiber, Impact Modifier, Paintable, Plate-able, UV Stabilizer

Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate

ASA

Similar to ABS, ASA has great impact with the added benefit of increased weathering and UV resistance. This is important for applications such as automotive, where long-term, outdoor performance is valued. Low shrink makes this easy to design for injection molding. Can be mixed with other resins to modify properties.

Pellet
Raw Material
Injection Molding
  • Radiator grill
  • Rear lamp
  • Spoiler
Automotive

Glass Fiber, Impact Modifier, Paintable, Plate-able, UV Stabilizer

Automotive Film

Film

Semi-finished film useful for decorative and translucent automotive film.

Sheet
Semi-finished
Thermoformed
  • Center console and fascia
  • Dashboard
Automotive

Various

Elastomer

Various polymers

Rubbery-like material helps keep water out.

Pellet
Raw Material
Injection Molding/Extrusion/Calendering
  • Weather seals
Automotive

High-Density Polyethylene

HDPE

High-Density Polyethlyene is a commonly used raw material used in various automotive applications.

Pellet
Raw Material
Injection Molding
  • Rear package tray substitute
  • Wheel well liner
Automotive

Various

Nylon 6 & Nylon 66

PA 6 & 66

Typically called nylon, this thermoplastic is an engineering resin valued for its great strength and heat resistance. It is often used as a fiber for clothing, ropes and other fabric devices. Its heat resistance makes it ideal for challenging automotive applications, especially those under the hood. Nylon can be combined with fibers to make composites that can replace certain metals.

Pellet
Raw Material
Injection Molding
  • Engine cover
  • Battery box
  • Intake manifold
Automotive

Glass Fiber, Mineral, Impact Modifier, High Heat, Hydrolysis Resistance, UV Stable

Polybutylene Terephthalate

PBT

Polybutylene Terephthalate is an engineered resin with high impact strength and can withstand severe weathering and UV exposure.

Pellet
Raw Material
Injection Molding
  • Plastic roof rack for holding luggage, surfboards, etc.
Automotive

Glass Fiber, Long Glass Fiber, Mineral, Impact Modifier

Polycarbonate + Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

PC/PC-ABS

PC is generally a clear engineering plastic with good impact and strength. It is often used for screens and other window-like applications. Because of its good UV resistance, PC can be blended with multiple other resins and used for premium applications (automotive interiors).

Pellet
Raw Material
Injection Molding
  • Door panel
  • Seat console
  • IP air vent
Automotive

PC/ABS, PC/PBT, Other Blends, Glass Fiber, Impact Modifier, Paintable, Plate-able, UV Stable

Polyacetal

POM

This engineering thermoplastic features high stability, high stiffness and low friction. POM is often used in small parts, where precision is very important, and in moving parts to increase their durability. Typical applications include clips and hinges, as well as other small moving systems. POM is ideally suited for gears.

Pellet
Raw Material
Injection Molding
  • Door lock components
  • Power window components
  • Clips
Automotive

Glass Fiber, Long Glass Fiber, Mineral, Impact Modifier

Polypropylene

PP

This versatile thermoplastic is used in multiple applications and markets. Popular for its good strength, low density and chemical resistance, it is an economical choice for use as an engineering polymer. Multiple additives, fillers and fibers are available to help match this material to many uses.

Pellet
Raw Material
Injection Molding
  • Interior panel
  • Door trim
  • Front-end module
  • Seat back
  • Seat pan
  • Engine cover
  • Liftgate
  • Bumper beam
  • Door module holding the window and speakers Rigid load floor 
  • Battery tank
  • Trunk lining
Automotive

Neat Resin, Compound, Glass filled, LFT

Polyphenylene Sulfide

PPS

Engineered resin for withstanding high heat and pressure.

Pellet
Raw Material
Injection Molding
  • Under-the-hood components
  • Coil overpack
Automotive

Various

Polyurethane

PU

Rigid foam.

Pellet
Raw Material
Injection Molding
  • Foam seating
  • Engine cover
  • Foam sunroof liner
Automotive

Various PU components & grades

Thermoplastic Polyolefin

TPO

A blend of plastic, elastomer and a filler that helps extend the properties of regular resin. Good strength, wear and UV resistance make this ideal for harsh outdoor applications. Commonly used in the automotive industry for interior and exterior parts due to its long life.

Pellet
Raw Material
Injection Molding
  • Interior panels
  • Bumper
  • Fender
Automotive

Glass Fiber, Long Glass Fiber, Mineral, Impact Modifier, Chemical Foaming Agents, UV Stable

Thermoplastic Elastomers

TPE/TPV

Fake-leather type of material.

Pellet
Raw Material
Injection Molding
  • Soft-touch interior
  • Dashboard
  • Seals on the outer part of the window that keep water from coming in
Automotive

Various

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