From the undercarriage to the roof, PVC prevails thanks to its waterproof qualities, strong resistance and durability.
Solvay’s comprehensive range of rigid and plasticized PVC is used to manufacture decorative and protective profiles for automobiles. Not only is PVC able to withstand all weather conditions, it boasts excellent scratch resistance and resistance to oils and hydrocarbons.
Special grades of glass fiber-reinforced PVC offer extremely high rigidity and a linear dimensional stability that rivals aluminum.
Profiles can be manufactured by co-extrusion or co-injection.
SolVin® S-PVCBenvic® Rigid PVC Compound
Plasticized PVC is ideal for the manufacture of protective coverings for the steel sheeting and welded parts found on the underside of cars. PVC’s many advantages include its waterproof qualities, resistance to flying gravel, protection against corrosion, durability and the ease with which it can be gelated in paint drying ovens at low temperatures.
Spray coating or “spraying” is the process used to manufacture PVC automotive protections.
SolVin® S-PVCSolVin® E-PVCBenvic® Rigid PVC Compound
Because of its excellent weathering properties and resistance to dirt and grime, plasticized PVC is tops for the manufacture of tarpaulins for trucks. Moreover, because it’s easy to print on, a touch of branding or other key messaging adds even greater value.
Tarpaulins are manufactured by coating or dip coating polyester fabrics.
Plasticized PVC is a “go to” product for the manufacture of car window seals and gaskets of various levels of hardness. It is highly valued for its watertight qualities, suppleness and compression set.
These products are manufactured by extrusion of profiles or over-molded injected parts.