MRO Magazine

Celanese to Grow Engineered Materials Portfolio with a Nylon Platform


January 21, 2016
By Business Wire News

DALLAS

Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced it will expand its world-class engineered materials product portfolio with the addition of Nylon 6 and Nylon 6/6 using differentiated technology developed by Celanese. Some grades of nylon will be available immediately and some will be available beginning in the third quarter of 2016.

“With the addition of these high performance products to one of the world’s broadest, most technically proven engineered materials portfolios, Celanese will leverage its technical capabilities to create differentiated solutions for our customers and be positioned to deliver greater value to molders, tier suppliers and OEMs in key industries including automotive, consumer goods and electrical/electronics,” said Scott Sutton, president of Materials Solutions for Celanese.

Celanese intends to develop nylon offerings to expand applications and support customers in a wide variety of industries using the following technologies:

  • Celanese’s appearance technologies that leverage MetaLX® metal-effect capabilities, lasermarkable abilities, and pre-color compounding;
  • Melt-impregnation technologies for structural applications to expand the company’s Celstran® LFT and Composites product offerings; and
  • Blend technologies that combine different types of nylons with Celanese materials including Thermx® PCT, Vectra® and Zenite® LCP, Fortron® PPS, CoolPoly® thermally conductive polymers, and Fortron® Flex PPS for improved performance.

Celanese is committed to bringing value-added, differentiated technologies to its customers and expand the use of plastics in a variety of markets. Targeted applications of a new Celanese nylon offering would include both large and small consumer appliances such as washers, dryers and power tools; automotive parts and components including interior, exterior and under-hood applications; and E&E applications including mobile devices, data storage devices and home electronics. A nylon offering from Celanese will also support a manufacturer’s need to develop aesthetic Class A surface appearance parts and components that meet colorability, lasermarking and structural functions.

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. With sales almost equally divided between North America, Europe and Asia, the company uses the full breadth of its global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for customers and the corporation. Celanese partners with customers to solve their most critical needs while making a positive impact on its communities and the world. Based in Dallas, Texas, Celanese employs approximately 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2014 net sales of $6.8 billion. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit www.celanese.com or our blog at www.celaneseblog.com.

All registered trademarks are owned by Celanese International Corporation or its affiliates.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Celanese
Investor Relations
Chuck Kyrish, +1-972-443-4574
chuck.kyrish@celanese.com
or
Media Relations – Global
W. Travis Jacobsen, +1-972-443-3750
william.jacobsen@celanese.com
or
Media Relations Asia (Shanghai)
Helen Zhang, +86 21 3861 9279
lan.zhang@celanese.com
or
Media Relations Europe (Germany)
Jens Kurth, +49(0)69 45009 1574
j.kurth@celanese.com