Milliken’s Hyperform HPR high-performance reinforcing agent can produce finished parts with improved stiffness and impact resistance, that weighs less than parts made with talc.

Hyperform HPR-803i, which has been launched in all geographic markets, is primarily intended for use in polypropylene compounds, making it of particular interest to companies delivering automobile interiors.

The product can be used to partly or fully replace talc in compounds, having the same effect but at much lower dosage rates (typically between half and two-thirds lower). Recent case studies carried out on automotive interior trim parts have demonstrated that using HPE-803i returns parts that weigh up to 20% less than talc-based equivalents, but with a better balance of stiffness and impact strength.

Furthermore, the parts have a surface finish that is not only better out of the mould, but is also more resistant to scratches.