At the November 2017 Society of Plastics Engineers’ Design in Plastics Conference, Chris Lefteri Design Ltd asked people how they felt inside automobiles and how they wanted to feel in the future.
The designers believed there had to more than just a getting from one place to another. An automobile should be like an annex of a person’s home. The automobile should offer comfort, stimulate the senses, and allow the driver the ability to achieve goal. To do all that, the automobile would need some sort of separation screen, which allows a bit of the outside in, but not too much. The solution: plastics.
The ideas offered included:
o Ultra-violet responsive plastic additives for heat insulation.
o Durable and soft polyurethanes for heightened comfort.
o Vibration dampening foam for sound insulation.
o Plastics with odor-control and antibacterial functions.
o Transparent and easy-to-form polycarbonate to create lightweight scenic views.
o Polycarbonate with light-diffusing hues for ambiance and personalization.
o Thermoplastic polyurethane for resilience and scratch resistance.
For over twenty years, Ecomass Technologies has provided groundbreaking solutions in the engineering and development of high density materials, high density polymers, and high density plastics. It works with customers, original equipment manufacturers and material processors in government and industry to overcome physical property and material demands. Its skill and expertise allows customer to focus on form and function while it resolves the products’ material challenges. It strives to provide customers with the highest performing, lowest priced materials so that they can effectively compete in their markets.
Ecomass’ high-gravity compounds have been used as a replacement for lead, aluminum, steel, stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper, and tungsten in a range of applications, including vibration dampening and molded solutions. Ecomass is primarily a material compounder dedicated to developing, formulating, and producing the best possible composite materials so that its customers can produce the best possible parts.
All Ecomass Compounds meet the EU RoHS Directive, are 100% lead free, do not contain any U.S. EPA toxic or hazardous materials, and comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Contact Ecomass today or see its website and complete one if its RFQ Forms to find out how you and/or your company might be able to use its compounds for Vibration dampening or apply them to any other valuable use.