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Polypropylene delivers glass-like creep resistance

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:polypropylene? plastic? automotive?

Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Inc. announces a new polypropylene technology. Thermylene P8 specialty compounded polypropylene resin gives customers improved creep resistance at room temperature and comparable creep resistance at elevated temperatures when compared to long glass filled PP.

The material has proven screw/torque retention, as demonstrated in the 2009 Jeep Liberty SUV inner door module designed by Faurecia Interior Systems. The material has been 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 and other plastic applications traditionally requiring long fiber performance.

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