Long Glass Fiber POM suits structural applications.
June 30, 2008 -
Featuring inherent lubricity as well as resistance to impacts, fuel, and chemicals, Hostaform® long glass fiber acetal copolymer (POM) helps designers and engineers enhance performance of composite parts. Stiffness properties, as well as resistance to creep, wear, and elevated temperatures, are optimized for structural applications such as automotive, appliances, and high loading gears.
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Ticona Engineering Polymers
8040 Dixie Hwy.
Florence, KY, 41042
Ticona Introduces Hostaform® Long Glass Fiber POM
Unprecedented Impact Resistance, High Temp Performance Opens New Opportunities For Use In Structural Applications
Florence, Ky., June 18, 2008 - Ticona Engineering Polymers today introduced a new Hostaform® long glass fiber acetal copolymer (POM) that delivers better performance than standard reinforced thermoplastic polymers. Ticona designed this long glass fiber POM to become the industry's choice of material in a variety of structural applications such as automotive, appliances and gears.
"Designers and engineers can now enhance the performance of their composite parts with a new Hostaform long glass fiber POM that offers a unique combination of properties including unprecedented impact resistance, inherent lubricity and excellent fuel and chemical resistance," said Vinicius Mardegan, POM product marketing manager - Americas.
Ticona designed Hostaform long glass fiber POM for structural applications such as sunroof systems, seating systems for automobiles or tractors, appliances, high loading gears and industrial applications.
New Hostaform long glass fiber POM achieves its performance advantage via:
o Superior mechanical performance - impact, creep and stiffness - that is required in structural applications
o Elevated temperature resistance than standard olefin based long fiber products
o Inherent lubricity and wear resistance
o Excellent resistance to fuels and chemicals
o Typically lower moisture absorption vs. standard polyamides
"Thanks to our new Hostaform long glass fiber POM, with better performance characteristics than standard long reinforced thermoplastic polymers, manufacturers now have a cost effective engineering polymer that can replace metal in a variety of applications," said Mardegan.
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 $1.03 billion in fiscal 2007. Ticona employs approximately 2,000 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 $6.4 billion in 2007, with approximately 70% 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 8,400 employees worldwide. For more information on Celanese Corporation, please visit the company's website at www.celanese.com.
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