Thermoset Molding for Automotive Applications – Performance & Durability
As an ISO/TS 16949:2009 & ISO 9001:2008 certified custom thermoset molder; Woodland Plastics offers extensive thermoset molding services & expertise to OEMs and suppliers in the automotive industry. With excellent Performance & Durability characteristics, Lightweighting options, & Low Manufacturing Costs; components molded from thermoset materials such as Phenolics & Bulk Molding Compounds (BMCs) are widely used in a variety of performance and aesthetic-based automotive applications.
Performance & Durability
Due to the nature of application, many automotive components require certain heat resistance specifications to combat high operating temperatures. With heat stability up to 500F+, molded thermosets offer excellent performance towards powertrain and under-the-hood applications without incurring high material costs of similarly-performing advanced thermoplastics, such as PPS, Torlon, and CFRPs (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers) like PEEK or PAEK.
In addition to thermal stability, thermoset components provide excellent performance against corrosion, and its properties are not affected by automotive fluids such as oils, fuel, engine cleaners, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and power steering fluid.
With a product life cycle potentially spanning up to two decades, automobiles require components that will not disfigure or disintegrate. Because of excellent dimensional & chemical stability, thermoset components are able to remain durable throughout the life of the product, even when exposed to rapidly changing environments and climates.