Ford Selects SABIC's Xenoy iQ* Resin to Manufacture Pedestrian Safety System for its Vehicle

SpecialChem - Aug 24, 2011

BERGEN OP ZOOM, The Netherlands -- Xenoy iQ* resin from SABIC's Innovative Plastics strategic business unit chosen by Ford for the pedestrian safety system of its 2011 C-MAX multipurpose vehicle (MPV) has helped the automaker earn a five-star rating from the independent safety organization Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Program). The C-MAX's pedestrian safety system features a novel lower leg protector/undertray design using SABIC's Xenoy iQ resin. The inherent physical properties of Xenoy iQ resin make it a highly suitable material for the Ford C-MAX's pedestrian safety system. The resin's superior ductility and great impact resistance, when combined with the part design, provide the energy absorption needed for...

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