WEB EXCLUSIVE: Asahi Kasei Plastics, Fowlerville, Mich, has new long-glass reinforced PP that is said to surpass the impact strength of competing grades while offering 20% lower cost.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Asahi Kasei Plastics, Fowlerville, Mich, has new long-glass reinforced PP that is said to surpass the impact strength of competing grades while offering 20% lower cost. Thermylene I (10% to 60% glass) is aimed at automotive front-end modules, instrument panel retainers, battery trays, luggage racks, and accelerator brake clutch modules. Improved flow and knit-line strength are also claimed. These benefits are said to result from a unique an proprietary method of making long-glass compounds.