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900 E Van Riper Rd.
Fowlerville, MI 48836 US

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Three TPO Applications Awarded at SPE Auto TPO Event
An environmental category joined the traditional exterior and interior award categories of the 2015 SPE TPO conference.

PP Formulations for Smooth-Surface Foam
Collaboration produces 10%-glass PP for the MuCell foam process without surface swirl.

Polyolefins Innovation: Automotive, Packaging, Pipe, Furniture, Flooring, Films
New materials and processes for injection and blow molding, extrusion, compounding, and thermoforming were discussed at the recent SPE Polyolefins Conference.

APPLICATIONS: Ultra-High-Flow TPV Enables Thinner Instrument Panels
TPV with an exceptional high melt flow rate simplified the deployment of soft, injection moldable instrument panel skins across global platforms for the 2014 Nissan Sentra.

Ultra-High-Flow TPV Enables Thinner Instrument Panels
Asahi Kasei's ultra-high-flow TPV simplified the deployment of soft, injection moldable instrument panel skins across global platforms for the 2014 Nissan Sentra.

MATERIALS: Special Soft-Touch PP for Auto Interiors
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A specialty soft-touch PP for auto interior applications is said to have enhanced soft “feel” while maintaining structural rigidity and appealing aesthetics.

MATERIALS: Long-Glass PP Boasts Improved Impact & 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.

MATERIALS AT NPE: All Market Sectors Benefit from Large Crop of New Materials
Higher-performance and easier processing PE film resins for packaging, a one-pass crosslinked PE for photovoltaic (PV) wire and cable, several higher-performing nylons and TPEs, “greener” plastics, and enhanced styrenic and PC resins are among the new materials that made their debut at the big show in Orlando, Fla., last month.

Jeep lumbar support of Tenac-C Z-Series acetal from Asahi Kasei

MATERIALS: Low-VOC Acetal Improves Vehicle Air Quality, Reduces Weight
Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Fowlerville, Mich., developed the Tenac-C ZSeries low-emission acetal copolymer for the seat-adjuster comfort mat in the lumbar support (pictured) for the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Jeep Grand Cherokee lumbar sear adjuster of Tenac-C Z-eries low-emission acetal from Asahi Kasei Plastics

MATERIALS: Low-VOC Acetal Improves Vehicle Air Quality, Reduces Weight
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Fowlerville, Mich., developed the Tenac-C Z-Series low-emission acetal copolymer for the seat-adjuster comfort mat in the lumbar support for the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Thermylene short-glass PP from Asahi Kasei Plastics for Cadillac CTS sunroof

Sunroof Module Is All Short-Glass PP
The first fully integrated automotive sunroof module made entirely of short-glass PP replaced long-glass PP and short-glass ASA/PBT on the 2010 Cadillac CTS.

Cadillac sunroof module in PP from Asahi Kasei Plastics North America

Sunroof Module Is All Short-Glass PP
WEB EXCLUSIVE: The first fully integrated automotive sunroof module made entirely of short-glass PP replaced long-glass PP and short-glass ASA/PBT on the 2010 Cadillac CTS.

Thermylene SWP from Asahi Kasei Plastics is a polypropylene that resists stress whitening

MATERIALS: PP Resists Stress Whitening
Thermylene SWP (Stress Whitening Prevention) is a new specialty compounded polypropylene that reportedly won’t show signs of stress whitening when subjected over time to pressure and wear and tear.

Thermylene SWP polypropylene from Asahi Kasei prevents stress whitening.

MATERIALS: PP Resists Stress Whitening
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Thermylene SWP (Stress Whitening Prevention) is a new specialty compounded polypropylene that reportedly won’t show signs of stress whitening when subjected over time to pressure and wear and tear.

More Compounding Expansions
In addition to three compounding expansions reported in March, three more have emerged:•Lanxess Corp., Pittsburgh, recently broke ground on a new compounding facility in Gastonia, N.C.

Body panels

NPE News Wrap-Up: Materials
New materials at NPE 2003 target automotive, appliance, and packaging sectors. Engineering thermoplasticsdominate the news, but there were also severalnew TPEs and a few polypropylene introductions.

Product Categories of Asahi Kasei Plastics North America

ABS
Acetal
Consultants--Design, Manufacturing, Purchasing
Custom Compounding, Formulating--Thermoplastics
Nylon/Polypropylene Alloys
Nylon--Type 6
Nylon--Type 66
Polyamide, Aromatic
Polypropylene (including Copolymers)
PPE/Nylon Alloys
PPE/PP Alloys
PPE/PS Alloys
Recycled/Reprocessed Materials--Pelletized Form
Reinforcements--Ceramic Fibers
Reinforcements--Glass Fiber
Reinforcements--Mineral Fiber

Trade Names

Leona - PA 66, 66+6i
Stylac - ABS
Tenac - Homo/Copolymer Acetal
Thermylene - Polypropylene
Thermylon - PA 6, 66
Xyron - mPPE