From vehicle interiors to consumer electronics: The new ALCOM® MS “Anti-Squeak” reduces noise

Press Release   •   Jan 17, 2019 09:00 CET

No felt required: ALCOM® MS “Anti Squeak” reduces bothersome noises, for example in cars’ center consoles. Copyright: iStock/JazzIRT.

Hamburg, 01-17-2019 – Make undesirable background noise a thing of the past: ALBIS PLASTIC is now offering its newly developed ALCOM® MS “Anti Squeak” especially for customers in the automotive and consumer electronics industries. It’s ABS-, PC-, or PC+-based component materials provide improved “stick-slip” behavior, which reduces the risk of unwanted noise when coming into contact with other casing materials— it prevents the creaking and cracking noises that consumers associate with lower product quality in day-to-day use.

This gives the ALCOM® MS “Anti Squeak” potential areas of application in areas ranging from plastic components and housings in truck interiors to consumer electronics casings— anywhere that involves components being inserted, clipped, or screwed together, where even the smallest relative motion between connected plastic parts could create noise.

“Consumers base their impressions of product quality on not only haptic and visual assessments, but on acoustic ones as well,” says Eric Fautz, Product Specialist - Business Line Specialties. “Using the ALCOM® MS ‘Anti Squeak’ eliminates bothersome noise, which has a lasting positive effect on end customers’ usage experience.”

In a test pursuant to VDA 230-206 (the Ziegler test), the newly developed materials yielded impressive results even under adverse testing conditions, with no significant effects on the new compound’s mechanical and rheological properties. All materials were evaluated in terms of lacquerability and low emissions for vehicle interiors.

ALBIS PLASTIC profile in brief

ALBIS PLASTIC is one of the leading globally operating companies in the distribution and compounding of technical thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers. In addition to the product portfolio of well-known plastic manufacturers, ALBIS offers the plastic processing industry a diverse product range of high performance plastics, compound solutions and masterbatches. In 2017, the ALBIS Group, which has more than 1300 employees, achieved sales of 1.017 million euros. With 23 subsidiaries worldwide, the Hamburg based company is strongly represented in Europe with a growing presence in North Africa, the Asia Pacific and the Americas. At five German locations as well as in Knutsford (UK), Duncan, South Carolina (USA) and Changshu (China), ALBIS produces compounds and masterbatches, in part specializing in high-quality recycled compounds and green materials. All sites are certified according to the IATF 16949 or ISO 9001 Standard.

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