Americhem has supported the automotive industry for decades with PVC compounding solutions that help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) provide high-quality, durable and aesthetically pleasing car interiors. Our V Series™ PVC Compounds line is one of several dedicated brands within our robust automotive interior materials offering. What makes the V Series™ so attractive to this competitive market is its exceptional strength, durability, weatherability, impact resistance, chemical resistance and stain resistance.
Superior resins are carefully selected and modified with PVC additives to maximize performance, longevity and colorfastness. V Series™ products are designed for easy processing during extrusion and injection molding. These polyvinyl chloride pellets have superior flow characteristics, allowing them to produce thin-walled parts while keeping PVC molding cavity pressures down.
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Whether you are producing auto components with an extrusion manufacturing or injection molding process, Americhem V Series™ PVC Compounds can be enhanced to impart impact resistance, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and UV resistance. Using functional additives, fillers, stabilizers, plasticizers and softening agents, our material scientists transform base PVC resins into unique formulas that push the innovation envelope while maintaining key physical properties and low weight. V Series™ PVC compounds can be engineered in hardness ranges from 55 Shore A to 79 Shore D to meet your automotive interior material needs.
Like many features in a car, the color of an automobile’s interior plays a crucial role in the consumer’s buying decision process. Americhem continually researches automotive industry trends to develop color palettes that align with consumer preferences. We offer a 60-year history of producing color concentrate and masterbatch solutions for automakers, employing these same proven color science technologies in our V Series™ brand of PVC compounds. We collaborate with our customers to create custom PVC color formulas that achieve exact color matching and duplication with excellent dispersion for even, long-lasting color. High gloss and low-gloss finishes are attainable for a distinctive look and durable, resilient performance.
Automotive interiors are subject to extreme temperatures, frequent user interaction, spills, cleaning chemicals and harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. The V Series has been designed with all these considerations in mind. We carefully select PVC base resins in superior grades to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations and specifications. Working within defined cost parameters, we develop PVC compounding solutions that allow you to produce both rigid PVC and flexible PVC components. Major automotive OEMs specify Americhem’s V Series™ for their vehicles’ center consoles, armrests, headrests, grab handles, parking brake handles, brake pads, heal pads and other internal parts and assemblies.
At Americhem, we strive to make your entire experience with us positive, informative and rewarding. As a well-established and trusted name in the polymer compounding and automotive industries, we’ve earned our reputation by giving our customers access to polymer experts dedicated to developing creative solutions that support specific product and business goals. We’ll be with you every step of the way, identifying the most suitable materials and testing them to ensure they perform under accelerated weather and aging conditions. With state-of-the-art facilities and global distribution capabilities, we can get your materials produced exactly how, when and where you need them.