Zeon Chemicals L.P.

4111 Bells Ln.
Louisville, KY 40211 US

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MATERIALS: Enhanced COP For Medical Packaging
New COP has better mechanical and sealing properties.

MATERIALS: High-Clarity Cyclo-Olefin for Smartphone, Tablet Camera Lenses
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Japan’s Zeon Corp. (U.S. office in Louisville, Ky.) has developed a high-transparency cyclo-olefin polymer (COP) for use in smartphone and tablet-computer camera lenses, which have smaller and thinner camera modules.

Four Key Markets Drive Material Advances At K 2010
Last fall’s K 2010 fair in Germany drew dozens of materials suppliers to show off hundreds of new products, aimed especially at packaging,medical, automotive, and electrical/electronics.

Less Costly ‘Super-TPV’ Is a High-Heat Option
New Zeotherm 110-70B engineering TPV from Zeon Chemicals L.P., Louisville, Ky., provides heat resistance up to 150 C and noise and vibration dampening for cuffs on automotive air ducts, vibration mounts, fasteners, industrial grips, body and passthrough plugs, and close-out seals.

Overmolding adhesion of TPEs is undergoing constant improvement

TPEs Move Up the Performance Scale
This first of two articles on directions in TPE development focuses on styrenic, copolyester, polyamide, and TP urethane elastomers. The following article covers olefinics—TPOs, TPVs, and POEs.

New Cyclic Olefin For Blu-ray Lenses
WEB EXCLUSIVE A new cyclic olefin polymer (COP) from Zeon Chemicals L.P., Louisville, Ky., offers high light transmission and a stable refractive index after prolonged heat exposure to blue lasers in Blu-ray pickup lenses and prisms.

Engineering TPV Goes Softer
A softer grade has been added to the Zeotherm line of engineering TPVs from Zeon Chemicals LP, Louisville, Ky.

Sequential valve-gating process

New Processes Give Automotive Molders An Edge in Cost and Productivity
Car makers' all-out effort to cut costs is giving rise to new paint-free technologies, including an innovative 'simultaneous-shot" injection molding process that was presented at the SPE Automotive Division's latest annual Innovation Awards ceremony.

BASF's new Ultradur High Speed

K 2004 Wrap-Up on Materials: Setting New Benchmarks for Processability and Performance
 Higher flow, higher heat, higher barrier, higher clarity, higher stiffness, lower durometer, lower smoke, lower odor—materials exhibits at the recent K 2004 show in Dusseldorf were stretching the bounds of processing and performance properties in all directions.

Truck Airbrake hose and ignition-coil boots

'Super-TPVs': The New Challenge to Rubber
Recent commercialization of a cluster of novel thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) families is promising to boost demand for thermoplastic elastomers in new and challenging industrial and consumer product segments.

New Cyclic Olefins
Cyclic olefin homopolymers and copolymers are engineering thermoplastics derived from the ring-shaped norbornene molecule, which is made from dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) and ethylene.

Product Categories of Zeon Chemicals L.P.

Acrylonitrile Copolymers
Cyclo-olefin Polymers
Dcpd Resin
Impact Modifiers
Prepregs (thermoplastic)