BASF has launched a new binder - Acrodur® Power 2750 X. The product is designed for the production of natural fiber composites for automotive lightweight applications such as interior car door panels or shelves. As a lowemission alternative to formaldehydebased reactive resins, Acrodur® Power 2750 X gives natural fiber composites high mechanical stability. At the same time, the product offers thermoplastic processability and, unlike traditional thermoplastic binders based on polypropylene, it allows the use of up to 75 percent natural fibers in lightweight components.
“Due to the use of Acrodur® Power 2750 X, natural fiber components are up to 40 percent lighter than conventional plastic products. Thus cars consume less fuel and have fewer carbon emissions,” explains Claus Dallner, Head of Marketing for Dispersions for Fiber Bonding at BASF.