Fortron® PPS from Ticona Helps Blow Molded Tank Stand up to Extreme Conditions in Miele Ovens
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Ticona Engineering Polymers
8040 Dixie Hwy.
Florence, KY, 41042
Press release date: March 17, 2010
Suited For High Temperature Steam Contact Applications
Florence, Ky., - A new grade of Fortron® polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) from Ticona is being used in an innovative blow molded hot water tank designed to withstand high temperatures in a line of European kitchen ovens developed by Miele Inc.
The H 5000 series of ovens from Miele uses "Moisture Plus" cooking, a process that draws hot water from the blow molded tank as jets of steam to give bread a crispy crust and keep roasts tender on the inside while browning on the outside.
Fortron MT9115L0 DW, a high viscosity 15 percent glass-reinforced grade, is ideally suited for this geometrically complex blow molded water tank that involves food contact. It can withstand continuous service temperatures of up to 240 degrees Celsius - even peaks of up to 270 degrees Celsius. This Fortron PPS grade has been approved for food contact applications, according to European Union Directive 2002/72/EC, and it meets the regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food-related applications.
"This consumer oven really puts Fortron MT9115L0 DW to the test - dimensional stability, rigidity and strength, low gas permeability, and very low water absorption, even under high thermal loads," says Ed Hallahan, marketing manager - Fortron PPS. "This specialty blow molding grade is also well suited for medical and dental implements and sterilization equipment that uses steam."
In the United States, the Ticona portfolio also included three injection molding grades of Fortron PPS - MT9120L4 (20 percent glass fiber reinforced), MT9140L4 (40 percent glass fiber reinforced standard flow) and MT9140L6 (40 percent glass high flow) - that meet not only U.S. FDA food contact requirements but also U.S. Pharma standards for drug contact and medical and dental devices. With their innate excellent chemical, steam and high temperature resistance, these grades are also ideal for sterilization equipment used in preparing such devices for use in hospitals and medical and dental clinics.
About Ticona and Celanese Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese Corporation, produces and markets a broad range of high performance products, and posted net sales of $808 million in fiscal 2009. Ticona employs more than 1,450 individuals at production, compounding and research facilities in the USA, Germany, Brazil and China. For more information, please visit www.ticona.com or www.ticona.cn (Chinese language).
As a global leader in the chemicals industry, Celanese Corporation makes products essential to everyday living. Our products, found in consumer and industrial applications, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia. Net sales totaled $5.1 billion in 2009, with approximately 73% generated outside of North America. Known for operational excellence and execution of its business strategies, Celanese delivers value to customers around the globe with innovations and best-in-class technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 7,400 employees worldwide. For more information on Celanese Corporation, please visit the company's website at www.celanese.com.
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