Trinseo Plastics chosen for new Audi A6 and A7 luxury interiors

Innovative new VELVEXTM 5250 ESU Reinforced Elastomer provides soft-touch, high-scratch resistant and durable solutions for automotive manufacturer

Friday, March 16, 2018

Trinseo’s Automotive team have successfully developed a unique, luxury interior plastic for the new Audi A6 and A7. Following two years of collaboration, the new A6 models were launched last week with interiors of soft-touch, cost-effective Trinseo VELVEXTM Reinforced Elastomer. 

In a successful previous project with Audi, Trinseo’s Technology Leader Norwin van Riel and his team tested VELVEXTM 5250 ESU using the injection molding tool on Audi’s A3 convertible door module.

To ensure that VELVEXTM 5250 ESU could meet Audi’s rigorous requirements, the plastic parts were tested for 18 months outside of laboratory conditions in the deserts of Africa and Arizona. With its excellent haptics, high-scratch resistance, low-gloss levels, and durability, the elastomer perfectly met Audi’s requirements.

The completion of this extended test period was a triumph for the team, which showed that VELVEXTM could maintain its high-quality under tough conditions. Therefore, Samvardhana Motherson Peguform (SMP) chose Trinseo to supply a high-quality and cost-effective elastomer for the new Audi A6 and A7.

“After working closely with the Audi team on a number of projects, our team were able to understand their requirements and develop a material that would match their needs,” Claus Hermans, Trinseo’s Technical Service & Development team. “Working closely with the local SMP team, we were able to balance product cost with haptic quality and excellent durability to deliver the best possible elastomer for the client effectively.”

The quality of the Audi A6 and A7 interiors has attracted praise from the automotive press and interest from other manufacturers, making it a success not only for Audi, but also for Trinseo’s Automotive teams.

“Trinseo’s research and development process included rigorous testing outside the lab to prove VELVEXTM maintains its soft-touch and scratch resistance properties in extreme conditions,” said Thomas Heck, Trinseo’s Development and Application Design Engineer. “As a result, Audi could have full confidence in the quality of Trinseo’s material solutions.”

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics and latex binders with a focus on delivering innovative, sustainable, and value-creating products that are intrinsic to our daily lives. Trinseo is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by partnering with like-minded stakeholders, and supporting the sustainability goals of our customers in a wide range of end-markets including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, packaging, footwear, carpet, paper and board, and building and construction. Trinseo had approximately $4.8 billion in net sales in 2021 and has 26 manufacturing sites and one recycling facility around the world and approximately 3,400 employees. For more information, please visit: www.trinseo.com.

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