car dashboard

Customers have high expectations when it comes to the interior of their cars.  Dow’s distinct elastomer portfolio can enhance a customer’s level of satisfaction by contributing to comfort, appearance, and material softness in a large number of interior applications such as instrument panels, knee bolsters, door panels, pillar moldings and console moldings.  Dow’s ENGAGE™ has set the benchmark in the industry for:   

ENGAGE™ polyolefin elastomers are a high performance choice for TPOs.

Soft TPOs are an attractive replacement for incumbent materials such as f-PVC in automotive interior parts requiring flexibility.  TPOs for interior applications can contribute to lower weight, improve occupant safety during airbag deployment, improve long-term IP surface durability, and reduce fogging of windshield glass.  ENGAGE products deliver this improved IP performance while delivering high quality parts at high throughput rates and lower system cost.  Dow is currently focusing on new products for instrument panel skins, door panels, consoles and seating that deliver game changing performance in the areas of:

Exterior Applications

car bumper

One of the most protective pieces of equipment on a car is your bumper. A good bumper, made of high quality materials, will have superior impact modification properties designed to absorb extreme force. ENGAGE™ polyolefin elastomers, made by The Dow Chemical Company, is an elastomer supplier of choice for bumpers as well as front end body panels, rocker panels and side moldings. ENGAGE offers:

It is this combination that helps make Dow's ENGAGE™ products stand above other competitive products. As one of the first polymers to use INSITE™ technology, ENGAGE™ is able to serve as a bridge between rubber and plastic to inspire new design possibilities.

Literature
pdf icon ENGAGE™ Polyolefin Elastomers Fact Sheet
English (87.18 KB PDF) English A4 (87.03 KB PDF)
pdf icon ENGAGE™ Polyolefin Elastomers Injection Molding Processing Guide
English (57.57 KB PDF) English A4 (57.71 KB PDF)
pdf icon ENGAGE™ Polyolefin Elastomers Extrusion Guide
English (58.47 KB PDF) English A4 (58.78 KB PDF)
pdf icon Processing Recycled Plastics Reference Guide: English (448.27 KB PDF)
pdf icon Chemical Resistance Guide for ENGAGE™, INFUSE™, and VERSIFY™
English (118.68 KB PDF) English A4 (118.74 KB PDF)
pdf icon Specialty Elastomers for Automotive TPO Compounds
English (1.53 MB PDF) English A4 (1.52 MB PDF)
pdf icon White Paper: Dow Specialty Elastomers for Thermoplastic Polyolefins
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pdf icon Dow Elastomers Product Handling Guide
English (132.88 KB PDF) English A4 (132.79 KB PDF)
pdf icon ENGAGE™ Product Selection Guide
English (90.48 KB PDF) English A4 (90.86 KB PDF)

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