Asahi Kasei Plastics North America

900 E Van Riper Rd.
Fowlerville, MI 48836 US

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Materials: Novel Nylon 66 and Modified PPE Foams for Automotive
Asahi Kasei develops ‘first’ nylon 66 bead and modified PPE foams for challenging automotive applications. 

The 2017 Ford F-150's open/close valve actuation system--made of polyacetal+PTFE and nylon 6--won the powertrain category and was the grand award winner.

Several Thermoplastic 'Firsts' Among 2018 SPE Automotive Awards
With the addition of an Additive Manufacturing slot, all nine categories exemplify innovation and transferability in the use of plastics.

Joseph T. Serell President Sun Plastech

Joseph Serell Named President of Sun Plastech
Serell replaces Glenn Kornfeld, who had been president since 2004, as the head of the maker of Asaclean purging compounds.  

Husky color faded pet bottles NPE2018

News Highlights from NPE2018
Developments in Industry 4.0, multi-layer preform molding, automation, LSR processing, and PP were among the major newsbreakers at May’s show. And one film processor finalized purchases of 13 new lines.

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 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.

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.

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