INEOS Styrolution selected by Changan for its new LINMAX 1.5T model
- Luran® S 777K SPF30 selected exclusively for use on the new LINMAX 1.5T
- Combination of excellent UV resistance, lasting premium high gloss appearance and suitability for hot stamping technology, making it an ideal polymer for front grill application
INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announces today that its Luran S 777K SPF30 grade has been selected by Changan, one of the top four Chinese automobile manufacturers headquartered in Chongqing, China, for the front grill for its newly launched LIMMAX 1.5T.
For its new LINMAX 1.5T model, Changan had specified lasting premium high gloss appearance, enhanced UV resistance and suitability for hot stamping technology, as the key properties for its front grill. INEOS Styrolution’s Luran S 777K SPF30 has been identified as the only grade being able to meet all these requirements.
Luran® S is INEOS Styrolution’s acrylonitrile styrene acrylate copolymer (ASA) brand of choice for unpainted exterior applications. It offers outstanding properties for long-term use and for a high quality surface appearance. In particular, it offers weathering stability for outdoor applications even when unpainted. This selected Luran S grade’s excellent adhesion properties also make it an ideal substrate for decorative foils, such as those produced by KURZ do Brasil.
“The hot stamping technology allows automotive OEMs like us to create high quality and aesthetic front grills while reducing manufacturing cost. Luran S is the material of choice since it offers an excellent surface quality that cannot be achieved by other materials,” comments XingXing Ming, Engineer, Changan Automobile (Group) Co., Ltd.
“As a supplier to one of most iconic automotive brands in China, it is imperative for us to partner with world class and innovative material suppliers like INEOS Styrolution to provide the right solutions for our customers,” comments ZhangJian Yang, Engineer, Chongqing Dajiang Yuqiang*.“We are very pleased with our long-standing cooperation with Changan and Dajiang Yuqiang, providing the best solution for the new LINMAX 1.5T,” comments SungBeom Park, Asia Pacific Lead, Automotive, INEOS Styrolution. “We believe in working closely with our customers and partners to select the best material and provide the best technical service and support throughout the entire project.
*Chongqing Dajiang Yuqiang is the Tier 1 automotive molder manufacturing the front grills for Changan’s LINMAX 1.5T.