Low emission requirements started in Europe and are quickly being adopted by OEMs around the world. “The global trend is to reduce Volatile Organic Compounds to meet increasingly tough OEM environmental standards,” explains Dave Pahl, RTP Company Automotive Market Manager. “Our challenge was to sort through the complexity of varying OEM specifications, test methods, and classifications to develop VLF compounds that meet the industry’s toughest emission requirements. RTP Company is now positioned to support our customers worldwide with low emission PP VLF solutions.”
These environmentally-friendly VLF compounds are used in automotive interior applications such as instrument panels, door module carriers, overhead and center consoles, seating, load floors, pedal boxes, spare tire covers and storage bins. “Some OEMs require only that ‘open air’ applications meet VOC standards, while others include covered or enclosed applications, as well,” explains Pahl. “Regardless of the OEM definitions, classifications or requirements, Tier suppliers can leverage RTP Company’s global footprint and application development expertise for low emission, structural interior solutions.”
RTP Company has strategically positioned its VLF processing capability in the Americas, Europe and Asia, near key automotive centers to support customers locally with automotive-specified compounds and short lead times.
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