Product category: Acetal homo and copolymers (POM)
Asahi’s Tenac™ homopolymer acetal resins and Tenac C™ copolymer acetal resins or POM possess balanced combinations of the properties required for engineering plastics, in addition to ease of molding throughout the range of conditions generally employed for polyacetal resins. They display particularly high performance in relation to the following properties, over a broad temperature range.
Key Attributes: Strength and stiffness Toughness Creep resistance Fatigue resistance Friction, abrasion and wear characteristics Dimensional stability Resistance to oils and organic solvents Electrical properties Low temperature performance
Product category: Polyamide PA 66, Polyamid-Copolymer PA 66-06
Nylons have traditionally been a go-to material for applications and components in rigorous and challenging environment because of their increased rigidity, tensile strength, superior thermal stability, and enhanced ignition resistance. Our Leona family of nylons not only has the same characteristics of standard nylons, but they also contain these additional key attributes:
High melting point Excellent heat resistance Self-extinguishing Toughness Excellent creep resistance Excellent fatigue resistance Friction resistance Good durability Electrical properties Chemical and oil resistance
XyronTM (modified polyphenylene ether or mPPE) engineering resins are composed of mPPE together with polystyrene (PS), polyamide (PA), polypropylene (PP), polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) or other polymeric materials.
Xyron has a broad range of applications that include; electrical outlets/switches, fuse box components, nozzles, battery cases, medical devices, junction boxes, connectors for solar/PV, tractor hoods, motorcycle fairings and relay blocks.
Key Attributes: Outstanding range of heat resistance (80-220 degrees C) Low mold shrinkage, excellent dimensional stability Grades with excellent hydrolitic stability, low-water absorption, hot-water resistance Low specific gravity High resistance to acids and alkalis Excellent electrical properties Use of Halogen-free flame retardants (V-0 through HB) Superior processability Grades Reinforced grades for structural applications
Thermylene represents our family of specialty chemically coupled glass reinforced polypropylenes (PP). When chemical coupling technology is applied to glass fiber reinforced polypropylene, significant improvements are seen across a number of key physical attributes. The enhanced properties of these polymers yield an extremely attractive cost/performance balance when compared to traditional engineering thermoplastics.
Key Attributes: The enhanced adhesion between the glass fiber reinforcement and the polypropylene matrix results in a material that exhibits the following characteristics:
• Superior knit line strength and stiffness • Improved elevated temperature performance • Higher creep resistance • Enhanced toughness • Excellent Chemical Resistance • Enhanced Tensile Strength (nearly twice that of non-chemically coupled polymers)
Asahi KASEI EUROPE GmbH is part of the Asahi KASEI Corporation with headquarters located in Japan. With over 32000 employees worldwide and a global presence it is a diversified manufacturer focused on chemistry. Our 3 main business fields are: Materials consisting of fibers, chemicals, and electronics businesses; Homes and Health Care.
Asahi KASEI EUROPE GmbH is a leading manufacturer of advanced engineered polymers. Our performance polymers business globally supplies the four resin families of polyamide 66 (PA66), polyacetal (POM), modified polyphenylene ether (m-PPE) and polypropylene (PP) with manufacturing bases in Japan, Asia, Europe, and the US. This business also includes solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) for fuel-efficient tires, and thermoplastic elastomers used as resin modifier, for adhesives, and for medical fluid bags.