VitasheetGroup in the Automotive Market

automotive1.jpgVitasheetGroup offers a range of attractive and durable thermoplastic sheet for the automotive industry.    

ViSpec™ in the automotive market: 
Many of our ViSpec™ materials are used by today’s leading manufacturers in the construction of short series vehicles, luxury cars, leisure cars, low speed and electric vehicles. Our thermoplastic sheets are produced to perform in the automotive market with attractive and durable finishes. Manufactured with the latest technologies, they are easily processed for vacuum forming and fabrication. Their performance properties make them suitable both for internal and external applications. 

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Key applications for products include:

  • Exterior body panels
  • Interior trims
  • Dashboards
  • Wheel arch liners
  • Under body and bonnet components
  • Boot liners
     

 

Key Products: 

Main products Description Application Key benefits
ViSpec HD 2100
ViSpec HD/T 2102
ViSpec HT/ET 2104
A range of HDPE sheets with excellent impact properties at very low temperatures, and very good chemical resistance and stiffness. Particularly resistant to stress whitening when bent. HD/T and HT/ET versions have improved flow characteristics. Wheel arch liners
Mud guards
Under bonnet components
- Very high impact resistance
- Very tough
- High chemical resistance
 ViSpec PPC 3100

A Polypropylene sheet that has excellent physical characteristics, particularly for applications where impact strength and heat resistance are important. Its chemical resistance is excellent.  

Mud guards
Wheel arch liners
Interior components
- Very high impact resistance
- Very tough and stiffer than HDPE
- High chemical resistance
ViSpec Mineral 3110 A Polypropylene sheet filled with a high quality mineral for greater rigidity and improved forming characteristics than our standard range of PPC materials. Mud guards
Wheel arch liners
Interior components
- Improved thermoforming performance
- Very tough and  improved stiffness
- High chemical resistance
 ViSpec Soft feel  3170

A modified Polypropylene sheet with a coextruded soft feel cap with excellent impact properties and semi-rigid stiffness. The cap layer has a flexible soft layer which imparts a pleasant touch and anti-slip properties.  It also has good anti-fogging properties and meets European Directive (Transit) 95/28/EC.

Boot liners
Ceiling
Interior trims 
- Cost effective
- Easy to form
- Good matt finish
- Pleasant soft touch feel
 ViSpec HI 6100 High Impact ABS sheet that suits most applications. Very easy to thermoform, it is robust with very good mechanical properties. It is available in many colours and embossings.  Interior trims
Under bonnet components
Instrument binnacles
- Easy to form
- Tough
- Wide range of textures
- Full colour range 
ViSpec Veh 6128
ViSpec HH 6120
ViSpec X21 6130
ViSpec SHI 6150

Specifically formulated ABS sheets which are tough, durable and have a high degree of rigidity. They have been manufactured to meet the EC Directive 95/28/EC, fire specification for passenger vehicles.

Veh : Vehicle interiors
HH : High heat resistance
X21 : Dashboards
SHI : Super high impact 
- Easy to form
- Good matt finish
- Wide range of textures and colours
- Very high impact resistance 
ViSpec X21 6139
ViSpec X06 6149
ViSPec 844ES 6159
Specialist laminated cap ABS product which gives excellent colour consistency and grain retention. Particularly suitable for vehicle interior components where a consistent aspect is required over a number of parts in close proximity. X06 : Vehicle interiors
R12 : High heat resistance
X21 : Dashboards
844ES : Super high impact 
Above benefits plus:
- Superb matt finish
- High colour consistency
ViSpec Soft feel 6170
ViSpec Soft feel 6172

A soft capped ABS sheet, which gives  excellent soft touch properties but has the toughness and stiffness of ABS.  The soft layer has very good anti-fogging properties. 6172 is the high heat version. 

Dashboards
Door trims
Parcel shelves
Interior trims 

- Soft feel surface
- Superb matt finish
- Good abrasion resistance
- Good grain retention

ViSpec Eco 6410
ViSpec Indus 6430
Recycled ABS sheet offering an economical and environmentally friendlier alternative to virgin ABS, with excellent durability, rigidity and heat resistant performance. 6430 has a virgin top layer for improved colour and surface quality. Non critical interior parts
Unseen or covered components
- Ease of thermoforming
- Robustness 
- Economic
- Ecologic
ViSpec Sun 6700

An acrylic capped ABS sheet offering excellent weathering properties with high UV and scratch resistance,  ideal for meeting the demands of exposure to the elements of the outdoors.

Exterior body panels
Front and rear bumpers
Head light surrounds
Badges and logos

- UV resistance
- Lightweight
- High gloss surface
- High range of colours including metallics
- Cost advantage vs painted metal  

ViSpec VHI 9300 An ABS-Polyamide blend with very high impact strength even at low temperature. It has similar forming characteristics to ABS. Exterior components
Bumpers
- Easy to form
- Very high impact resistance at low temperature (-30°C)
- Suitable for painting
- High chemical resistance
ViSpec Bootliner 9710
ViSpec Bootliner 9720

PE based flexible sheets designed for the protection of vehicle interiors. 9720 version has an anti-slip layer to avoid unwanted movement of the goods when being transported. 

Bootliners - Impact and chemical resistance
- Antislip properties (9720)
- Lies flat
ViSpec PC 9845
ViSpec PC 9865

ViSpec PC 9880
An ABS/PC blended sheet which is easily processed with similar forming properties of ABS but with the high heat resistance and excellent mechanical properties of Polycarbonate.  It has excellent rigidity, which allows for some reduction of its thickness compared to ABS. Highly resilient interior parts

- Very high heat resistance - Increased working temperatures
- High impact strength
- High rigidity  

ViSpec VHT 9910

A high specification sheet that has a good combination of tensile strength, rigidity and toughness.  It has a very high working temperature (HDT 160oC).  It has very good chemical resistance against hydrocarbons, acids and alkalis.   

Under bonnet components
Light housing
Very high temperature applications
- HDT temperature of 160°C
- Very high chemical resistance
- Good impact resistance and rigidity