BASF Develops Acrodur® Binder For Composites

Germany-based BASF has introduced Acrodur® Power 2750 X, a binder for natural fiber composites to be used in lightweight automotive applications including car door panels or shelves. According to the company, the binder imparts high mechanical stability, offers thermoplastic processability and allows up to 75-percent natural fibers to be used in a lightweight component.

“Due to the use of Acrodur Power 2750 X, natural fiber components are up to 40-percent lighter than conventional plastic products,” said Claus Dallner, head of marketing for dispersions for fiber bonding, BASF. “This results in cars that consume less fuel and have fewer carbon emissions.”

March/April 2015