Polyphenylene Sulfide facilitates food handling applications.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for extrusion and injection molding, Fortron® FX4382T1 PPS complies with FDA and EU food-contact regulations. This unreinforced grade is formulated to deliver long-term durability over life of components found in food handling applications, including conveyor systems for food processing. Exhibiting hydrolysis resistance as well as moisture absorption of < 0 .05%, product supports continuous use up to 329°F and offers chemical resistance at elevated temperatures.

Original Press Release:

Fortron® FX4382T1 PPS from Ticona Now Available for Food Handling Applications, Including Conveyor Systems

U.S. FDA and EU Plastics Regulation Compliant

Florence, Ky., Sulzbach, Germany, Shanghai, PR China – Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese Corporation, today announced that Fortron® FX4382T1 polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Union (EU) food-contact regulations.

“This unreinforced grade is formulated to deliver long-term durability over the life of components found in food handling applications, including conveyor systems for food processing,” said Michaela Reuter, global business director – Fortron PPS.

Suitable for both extrusion and injection molding, Fortron FX4382T1 PPS from Ticona is a lighter, more ductile and tougher material choice to replace metals and other thermoplastics that are traditionally used in food handling applications.

It is ideally suited for use in applications that must maintain dimensional stability, thermal resistance and strength over a wide temperature range. Specifically, Fortron FX4382T1 PPS offers:
• High continuous use temperature (165 degrees Celsius / 329 degrees Fahrenheit)
• Especially good chemical resistance at elevated temperatures
• Extremely high impact, elongation and flexibility
• Excellent hydrolysis resistance and low moisture absorption (less than 0.05 percent)
• Dimensional stability — low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE)

About Celanese and Ticona
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 7,600 employees worldwide and had 2012 net sales of $6.4 billion. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit www.celanese.com or our blog at www.celaneseblog.com

Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese Corporation, is part of the Advanced Engineered Materials segment with net sales of $1,261 million in fiscal 2012. It produces and markets a broad range of high performance products, and employs more than 1,500 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).

Fortron® is a registered trademark of Fortron Industries LLC.

Fortron® FX4382T1 polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) from Ticona is ideally suited for use in food processing equipment and conveyor system applications such as high-precision chain links.

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