Styrenics giant Styrolution has launched three new products in its Zylar range of transparent impact modified methyl methacrylate-butadiene-styrene copolymers. Characterized by water clear transparency, high flowability, good chemical resistance and customizable toughness, the new grades further expand the existing Zylar portfolio, which ranges from the extremely impact resistant Zylar 960 to the medium-impact grades Zylar 550 and now also Zylar 650. Next to Zylar 650, the portfolio has been extended with two grades with a gradual stiffness-toughness ratio: Zylar 245 boasts high clarity, good scratch resistance and excellent stiffness for applications requiring practical toughness; Zylar 765 combines clarity and high impact resistance for applications that call for greater material strength.
According to Styrolution, the development of Zylar 650, Zylar 245 and Zylar 765 is a further step on the path towards its "Triple Shift" strategy, aimed at strengthening its leading position in styrenics globally. The strategy calls for an expansion of Styrolution's global footprint in emerging markets; focusing on higher growth industries; and expanding its market position in styrenic specialties and ABS Standard.