Styrolution is expanding its presence in the Americas. The German-based supplier of styrenic plastics will soon begin construction on a production line for alpha methyl styrene acrylonitrile (AMSAN) at its site in Altamira, Mexico. The new production line will enable Styrolution to expand its product offering and increase supply reliability in the region. It will also position the company for further growth throughout the Americas as well as in industries, such as automotive and construction. Production is set to start in the second quarter of 2014.
Products that include AMSAN are reportedly known for "exceptional heat resistant characteristics and excellent aesthetics." These qualities make Styrolution's AMSAN-based products, such as Luran S 778T, Novodur HH 106 & 112, and Luran HH 120, ideal for use in the automotive industry where applications demand premium appearance and performance at elevated temperatures. AMSAN is also compatible with other polymers such as PVC. The addition of AMSAN to PVC as a heat resistance modifier is especially important in the building and construction market for producers of siding, decking and fencing, the company said.