When it comes to truck beds, black is the new black.

5effects_arotran.gif

阿里彩票登陆平台 www.o1e1e.com.cn Today’s auto manufacturers face a number of complex challenges. From improving fuel efficiency and consistently delivering innovation and lasting quality to reducing production costs. The chemists at Ashland recognize those demands and collaborate with OEMs to help solve them.

One result is the application of Arotran™ 805 to truck beds, tailgates and hatches. By using Arotran 805 for truck beds, manufacturers are able to produce a bed that has no need for paint and the waste that comes with it. 

Providing a lightweight, durable and molded-in black color and eliminating a step in the production process, auto makers save time and money—which means greater efficiency and profitability.

External automotive parts, like truck beds, can take a beating. They’re exposed to long hours of damage from the sun, salt, rain and snow, which can lead to diminished gloss and color loss. They also see heavy-duty workloads that can scratch away their finishes in the field.  The Arotran 805 resin system provides both structural integrity and durable wear.

Along with UV-stable technology, which provides excellent gloss retention, even after extensive weather exposure, the molded-in black color means scratches and dings don’t show in heavy-duty applications.

“The primary advantages of weatherable SMC for the OEM and end customers are cost savings, environmental friendliness and improved dent- and scratch-resistance” said Laura Gigas, Transportation Product Manager.

To add even greater value, Ashland’s two-part polyurethane adhesive Pliogrip can be used to bond the innovative new truck bed to the steel crossbeams it rests on. Providing structural integrity comparable to nuts, bolts and screws. Eliminating these parts reduces the truck’s weight and, for the manufacturer, simplifies parts inventory.   

Ashland’s team has an industry-leading reputation for solving problems.

“Composites are providing the automotive industry with a multitude of advantages versus both previous and alternative materials,” explains Andy Beer, Composite team leader at Ashland. “Ashland very much wants to partner with OEMs to deliver solutions for new applications.”

In the end, manufacturers benefit because they save time and costs in production, while consumers are delivered truck beds that are more durable and the through-black color means less noticeable scratches.

Which means their new black truck bed will continue to look like, well, the new black.  

 

Read More >

5effects_arotran.gif
  • 多地推出创新举措 促进住房租赁市场健康发展 2019-04-21
  • 中国社科院信息化研究中心秘书长姜奇平做客人民网 2019-04-21
  • 浙江开化一孕妇车上产子 的哥超速救人被免于处罚 2019-04-20
  • 西方艺术史中那一抹鲜艳的红 2019-04-20
  • 省国资运营公司机关召开党员大会选举产生第一届机关党委委员 2019-04-20
  • 以专业认证推进落实管办评分离改革 2019-04-19
  • 晋中将开展为期半个月的食药安全风险大排查——食品安全频道——黄河新闻网 2019-04-19
  • 范玮琪为梁静茹庆生晒亲脸照:因为你在我心里 2019-04-19
  • 新时代 新气象 新作为 学习宣传贯彻党的十九大精神 2019-04-19
  • 1批次婴幼儿配方乳粉检出不合格 涉事企业被立案调查 2019-04-18
  • 共产主义劳动不再是谋生手段就是劳动不再是看着就想笑鼓吹私有制下的责权利所谓平滑对接下的为生存而做资本的雇佣劳动奴隶劳动,而是在共产主义公有制里劳动由于一辈子做 2019-04-18
  • 【专题】省违反中央八项规定精神和“四风”问题线索举报平台 2019-04-18
  • 坚决打好污染防治攻坚战 2019-04-18
  • 国家博物馆举办“无问西东——从丝绸之路到文艺复兴”展 2019-04-17
  • 高校招生广告的创新值得鼓励 2019-04-17
  • 666| 253| 438| 167| 83| 672| 737| 110| 684| 1000|