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Celanese at Fakuma: Introduces Tribologically Modified Hostaform® SlideX™ Acetal Copolymer

Published on 2014-10-17. Author : SpecialChem

DALLAS, FRANKFURT and SHANGHAI -- Celanese Corporation, a global technology and specialty materials company, announced the launch of an all-in-one, tribologically modified acetal copolymer called Hostaform® SlideX™ POM. This compound enables the production of injection molded parts with a very low coefficient of friction and wear rate, reducing energy loss, heat generation and noise in mechanical systems for industrial, transportation and consumer products and applications.

Hostaform® SlideX™ POM is a competitive alternative to various kinds of high performance tribologically modified compounds. When compared to alternative materials, Hostaform® SlideX™ POM offers a significantly lower coefficient of friction without compromising high mechanical performance.

With a high mechanical property profile, Hostaform® SlideX™ POM is well suited for applications such as gear shift systems, stabilizer joints, roller shutter devices, furniture slide systems, or speed masters. In addition, the use of external lubricants such as oil or grease can be eliminated when Hostaform® SlideX™ POM is used for superior design of a durable part.

"Celanese has developed a uniquely low-friction and low-wear grade of its acetal copolymer that significantly reduces noise, wear and friction in the sliding motion and which retains the strength and stiffness of the base resin," said Phil McDivitt, vice president and general manager of the engineered materials business of Celanese. "This new POM grade means our customers will no longer have to worry about friction, external lubrication, wear or noise when they use our Hostaform® SlideX™ POM material in their components with challenging sliding conditions."

Fakuma 2014 Trade Fair

Hostaform® SlideX™ POM is being introduced at Fakuma 2014 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, October 14-18. Celanese is located in Hall B1 / Stand B1-1116. Technical and commercial teams are available to host discussions about challenges and upcoming projects designers and manufacturers are facing in industrial, transportation and consumer product applications.

With more than 50 years of technical and application development expertise in engineered materials, Celanese is uniquely positioned to help customers develop innovative products and solutions to meet their design and mechanical operational challenges.

"The use of high-performance engineered materials from Celanese, such as our new Hostaform® SlideX™ POM, is helping original equipment manufacturers and tier suppliers increase design and processing capability, improve appearance, and increase performance levels of key components. The introduction of these new low-tribological polymer grades underscores Celanese's commitment to continuously innovate for our customers. Celanese's broad product portfolio and applications expertise enables customers to improve production efficiencies and develop high performing, quality parts," said Isaac Khalil, Hostaform® / Celcon® POM global business director.

All registered trademarks are owned by Celanese International Corporation or its affiliates.

About Hostaform® / Celcon POM

Celanese's Hostaform® / Celcon® POM materials deliver outstanding wear, long-term fatigue and creep resistance from −40°C to 100°C and exhibit excellent toughness and rigidity, along with moisture, solvent and alkali resistance.

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is among the global technology leaders in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. With sales almost equally divided between North America, Europe and Asia, the company uses the full breadth of its global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for customers and the corporation. Celanese partners with customers to solve their most critical needs while making a positive impact on its communities and the world. Based in Dallas, Texas, Celanese employs approximately 7,400 employees worldwide and had 2013 net sales of $6.5 billion.

Source: Celanese Corporation

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