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Celanese Introduces PPS Engineering Polymer Grades for Automotive in Japan

Published on 2015-09-11. Author : SpecialChem

DALLAS and TOKYO -- Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, announces the introduction of Celanese® Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) to the Japanese market to meet the demanding product quality and materials specification needs of automotive customers in the country.

“Celanese® PPS is a highly stable and durable polymer and is a primary reason why customers in the Japanese automotive industry, among others, specify parts made from this material,” said Hajime Suzuki, Celanese managing director for Japan. “We see tremendous growth potential for a PPS polymer solution, and we are excited to bring our technical knowledge, processing expertise and product offering to regional and global OEM customers who call Japan their home.”

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Celanese® PPS is a semi-crystalline polymer often used to replace metals and thermosets in various automotive, electrical/electronics, aerospace, fluid handling, and industrial and consumer applications.

Celanese will offer the following PPS grades in Japan:

• Celanese® ICE PPS - ICE (Improved Crystallization Evolution) grades are part of the PPS semi-crystalline polymer family that features exceptionally high temperature performance up to 240 degrees Celsius (464 degrees Fahrenheit); outstanding resistance to fuels, oils and solvents; excellent hardness, stiffness and dimensional stability; and inherent flame-resistance. ICE grades use an innovative platform technology developed by Celanese material scientists to deliver material properties that are equivalent to or better than standard injection molding PPS grades - and at the same time, significantly improve the processing characteristics.

• Celanese® Flex PPS - offers excellent thermal, chemical and permeation resistance, contains no plasticizers and can be tailored to meet customer requirements. Celanese® Flex PPS is an exceptional material selection for under-hood automotive applications where flexible tubing requirements help engineers and designers meet the engine “packaging” requirements of today’s high performance turbo engines where space constraints test the limits of inferior engineered polymer materials.

Celanese manufactures PPS using advanced polymer technology and processes. This engineered material is designed to excel at high continuous-use, under-hood temperatures. Celanese® PPS offers excellent dimensional stability, inherent flame resistance and broad chemical resistance - including automotive/aircraft fuels and fluids, strong acids and bases (pH 2 to 12) - even at elevated temperatures up to 240 degrees Celsius (464 degrees Fahrenheit).

Note: Celanese markets its PPS product in Japan as Celanese® PPS. In other countries and regions, Celanese markets this product as Fortron® PPS.

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader 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 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2014 net sales of $6.8 billion. All registered trademarks are owned by Celanese International Corporation or its affiliates.

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Source: Celanese Corporation

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