Title: LOW VOC LOW ODOR SMC FORMULATIONS
Abstract: There are increasing demands for automobile composite parts with low residual volatile organic compounds (VOCs), low or no styrene, and low odor. Each of these three demands are achievable but the terms are not interchangeable. For example, a product can be formulated with no styrene, yet still have an odor. As well, a product can be formulated with an appreciable amount of styrene and have a very low detectable odor. This paper will present the methods used to develop sheet molding compound (SMC) formulas for low odor applications, low residual VOC applications, and low or no styrene applications.
Authors: Husam A. Rasoul, Thomas J. Skelskey, James M. Carlson, Jeffry W. Adams, Laura K. Gigas
Conference: CAMX 2017 –Orlando