Press Release Summary:
Offering alternative to Long Glass Filled PP, ThermyleneÂ® P8 is formulated for optimized interfacial adhesion between matrix and reinforcement and to balance impact and strength. Available in varying glass levels and wide range of colors, Thermylene P8 is suitable for automotive, electronics, furniture, bath and spa, building and construction, and any other plastic applications traditionally requiring long fiber performance.
Original Press Release:
Asahi Kasei Plastics Introduces Alternative to Long Glass Filled PP
FOWLERVILLE, Mich., -- Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Inc., Fowlerville, MI launched a new polypropylene technology: Thermylene® P8 specialty compounded polypropylene resin, a material innovation that gives customers superior creep resistance at room temperature and comparable creep resistance at elevated temperatures when compared to long glass filled PP. Also noted as a key attribute by Faurecia Interior Systems in the launch of the 2009 Jeep® Liberty SUV inner door module, these materials have proven screw/torque retention. The materials uniqueness and Faurecia Interior Systems ingenuity enabled the application (traditionally specified in long glass PP) to be nominated for an SPE Automotive Innovation Award.
Thermylene P8 materials build upon the strengths of Asahi Kasei's polypropylene portfolio opening the door to applications traditionally specified in long glass PP while providing the economical benefits of short glass polypropylene. Thermylene P8 is a world-class polymer formulated for optimized interfacial adhesion between matrix and reinforcement and to balance impact and strength. Available in varying glass levels and endless colors, Thermylene P8 can be used in Automotive, Electronics, Furniture, Bath & Spa, Building and Construction and any other plastic applications traditionally requiring long fiber performance.
Asahi Kasei Plastics offers a wide selection of innovative and cost effective material solutions for a broad range of applications.