ATP presents a range of new, low-emission adhesive systems for use in the following automotive interior applications:
- Soundproofing and insulation
- Electronic sensors and components
- Decorative interior trims
- Door interior trims
- Roof headliners
Derek Bamborough, head of development at ATP, explained that the aim of the new development is the creation of a wide range of adhesive solutions with low emission values in accordance with VDA 278 and VDA 275. Below is a selection of these products:
Every protagonist has to ensure the flow of information about the secure handling of a product at the joint to the following player. To reach the targets protection of the human health and environment substances of very high concern (SVHC) are identified and listed in the so called candidate list. This schedule is constantly updated. Mentioned substances are not deleted from the candidate list and normally will be transferred to Annex XIV of substances subject to authorization.
Typical substrates bonded by ATP’s adhesives include:
- Plastics including, ABS, PC, PP, PE, PVC.
- Metals, and painted and powder- coated substrates
- Textiles and fabrics Produkte innerhalb der EU
- Foam substrates including, PU, PE, PVC, PVC/Nitrile, EPDM, Neoprene.
Furthermore ATP announced July 2014 a significant new investment of approx. €20 million for their production facility in Mihla / Buchenau, this investment includes the construction of a production and warehousing facility with a new 12’000m² building together with 860 m² office complex. The central focus point of the new factory will be the new 70 m long, state-of-the-art coating line with clean-air manufacturing allowing ATP to offer adhesive tapes with exceptionally high quality optical appearance. Managing Director Daniel Heini explained ‘the new production facility will create between 50-60 new jobs for highly trained staff, in addition ATP will continue offering training places for job-starters.’ Every year the company offers school leavers training places in various departments such as laboratory, engineering, warehouse, logistics and in sales and service.