Ticona GmbH has developed a low-emission acetal resin finding use in interior fastening systems in Daimler B Class vehicles.
Hostaform XAP2 meets strict German guidelines for formaldehyde emissions in vehicle interiors, claims Ticona of Sulzbach, Germany. The new acetal is being used to make fastening systems for seat covers. A. Raymond Group, a fastener specialist based in Grenoble, France,injection molds the fasteners.
XAP2 acetals have specified limits of 2 parts per million of formaldehyde for uncolored resins grades and 5 ppm for colored or custom grades.
Other vehicle interior components and related parts using low-emission acetal include door modules and seatbelt pretensioning systems. About half of all the quick fasteners used in German-made automobiles are molded at A. Raymond facilities in L"rrach and Weil am Rhein.
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