The door panel support is a critical component in the door panel assembly. This part provides the attachment point for the door panel to the door, so the material needs to have high strength and stiffness. It also must have a complex shape so the door panel foam has a good location to grab on to, calling for a material that molds well. The lubricity is needed to minimize the squeaking of the door panel to improve overall NVH.
Ascend's Vydyne 21SPF is ideal for this application because of its balance of strength and stiffness with a good wear and lubricity. The ease of molding allows many design features to be added to the part to improve its functionality. The Ascend automotive team employed years of experience to create optimal parts for Nissan,® Ford,® General Motors® and Chrysler.®