Aurora Material Solutions specialty compounds for Heavy Truck applications

Heavy Truck

Aurora Material Solutions offers a range of heavy-duty compounds for truck applications that deliver strength and durability to perform under all kinds of conditions.

Polymers in our AuroraGuard™ family are known for high-heat properties and durability in automotive and truck applications.

  • AuroraFlex™ SBS and SEBS compounds utilize multiple TPE/TPR chemistries to deliver high-performance properties, including durability and easy processing. These materials are similar to vulcanized rubber, but can be molded and extruded using conventional thermoplastic process equipment. This offers benefits over vulcanized, thermoset rubbers, which are processed using a slower and more costly curing process. The majority of our TPR formulations are 100% recyclable and are RoHS compliant.
  • Our AuroraGuard PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) is an engineering polymer that is thermoplastic, semi-crystalline and a type of polyester. PBT provides excellent chemical resistance, shrinks very little during forming, is mechanically strong, heat-resistant up to 150°C (or 200°C with glass-fiber reinforcement), and can be treated with flame retardants to make it noncombustible. It is often used in automotive applications, including bumpers, tailgate outer panels and door handles.
  • AuroraGuard PC  provides impact strength, heat resistance, colorability, very good aesthetics and dimensional stability. These compounds are also available in a recyclable grade series, which are filled with specialized fillers, minerals, or glass. These grades exhibit a superb combination of thermal and mechanical properties, excellent impact strength, high heat resistance, dimensional stability, great processability, flame retardancy, and a wide range of viscosities. AuroraGuard PC/ABS is ideal for automotive interior applications.

Aurora Material Solutions also has AuroraTec™ PC/PBT (polycarbonate/polybutylene terephthalate) compounds made from alloys of amorphous polycarbonate and the semi-crystalline polybutylene terephthalate resin. They offer good chemical, impact and heat resistance, as well as outstanding aesthetic and processability characteristics. AuroraTec PC/PBT has Impact-modified grades that can provide a high level of impact strength at low temperatures. Impact-modified AuroraTec PC/PBT grades can provide a high level of impact strength at low temperature. There are also flame-retardant grades (both non-halogenated and brominated), glass filled grades, and UV (ultra-violet) stabilized grades for painted applications like automotive body panels.

AuroraTec polycarbonate/polyethylene terephthalate (PC/PET) also offers excellent mechanical, thermal and chemical properties, making it suitable for a wide range of military applications. They are also known for their durability and resistance to chemical, weather and UV exposure, making them suitable for harsh and demanding military environments.

AuroraShield™ PC/ASA (polycarbonate/acrylonitrile styrene acrylic) compounds are the result of alloying these two amorphous thermoplastics to take advantage of the polycarbonate’s toughness and the UV and moisture resistance of the terpolymer ASA. These compounds offer impact strength, heat resistance, colorability, very good aesthetics, and excellent weatherability. They can be provided unfilled or filled with specialized fillers, mineral or fiberglass reinforcement. Because they provide good outdoor UV stability with better stiffness and impact, AuroraShield PC/ASA compounds are ideal for mirror housings.

We also offer AuroraFlex flexible PVC options for a variety of truck applications. Unlike rigid PVC, flexible PVC compounds utilize multiple TPE/TPR chemistries to impart high-performance properties for durability and easy processing. TPE options are available as low as 10A* up to 50D durometer hardness. Some of our TPEs are offered in clear, as well as oil free grades.

Our compounds are developed by a professional R&D staff with decades of formulating experience for the trucking and automotive industry.  Our team will work with you to determine the formulation that best meets your needs.

Aurora Material Solutions compounds for Heavy Truck applications.

Aurora Material Solutions provides both flexible & rigid PVC compounds in a wide range of color options for agricultural applications.

Aurora Material Solutions Heavy Truck Brands