Chromaflo Assists CSP for Material Innovation Award at SPE ACCE

Chromaflo assists CSP for Material Innovation Award at SPE ACCE

Ashtabula, Ohio U.S.A. – Continental Structural Plastics was awarded the 2016 Most Innovative Composite Part Award for Material Innovation at the annual Society of Plastics Engineers Conference and Automotive Composites Conference Exhibition. This award is given to a company who commercializes a material that exemplifies innovative technology for the automotive composites industry.

CSP won the award for the development and commercialization of CSP 834UV SMC which utilizes Chromaflo’s UVSolutions® and Accumag® technologies. The first commercial application of CSP 834UV SMC is the 2017 Honda Ridgeline unpainted composite truck bed.

“Chromaflo is honored to have played a role in CSP’s material innovation,” stated Paul Rettinger, Technology Manager for Thermosets Americas. “This is the first commercial application of a new class of material that represents a lighter, stronger, more durable alternative to other materials, such as painted metal and thermoplastics. We have spent over twenty years developing and refining our UVSolutions® technology and are proud to see it move the automotive composites market forward.”

Chromaflo’s UVSolutions® technology is used in many molded polyester composite applications to maximize outdoor weatherability. A total system approach is used to deliver the best weathering performance in fiber reinforced plastics.

About Chromaflo Technologies: Chromaflo Technologies is a leading independent global supplier of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions, serving customers in architectural and industrial coatings as well as the thermoset composites market. Headquartered in Ashtabula, Ohio, U.S., Chromaflo has production facilities in the U.S., Canada, The Netherlands, Finland, Australia and China. Sales and technical support is also provided throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia, China, India, Southeast Asia, and South Africa. Commitment to excellence is driven by three core values: quality, speed and service. Chromaflo Technologies retains the following quality and environmental certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS-18001 in Europe and Asia.

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