Advances in high-performance thermoplastics and processing technologies open new design windows for improved structural and cosmetic components that consumers look for in refrigerators, ranges, washers, dishwashers and other white goods. See Ticona's portfolio of high-performance engineering polymers (read more)
Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese Corporation, is showcasing its portfolio of appearance and structural thermoplastics for automotive cockpit interior applications at the WardsAuto Interiors Conference on Wednesday, May 22, at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, MI (read more)
Thermoplastic solutions for continuous-fiber composites used in light and tough components can reduce weight, drive down costs and perform in extreme environments. Fortron® polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) delivers proven production performance in critical aerospace structures, including the JEC 2013 Innovation Award-winning lightweight horizontal tailplane on the AgustaWestlan... (read more)
WHITE PAPER: Trends in interior automotive continue to include low gloss surfaces and special effect, accent colors. With many plastics, the ability to achieve the proper low gloss surface or special effects like metallic colors requires a secondary painting process. Furthermore, some plastics formulations cannot be colored or UV stabilized, so painting is a must. (read more)
Material Knowledge Delivers Solutions: Ticona's Zenite® and Vectra® LCPs Meet ‘Material Challenge’ in Samtec SEAM/SEAF High Speed, High Density Series
Providing the electronics industry with proven halogen free, high-performance, liquid crystal polymers (LCP) that can withstand technology for improved solder joint reliability and ensure com... (read more)
High-strength Celstran LFRT formed the structural foundation in the Instrument Panel (IP) that was honored at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE®) 42nd annual 2012 Innovations Award Competition & Gala in Detroit Wednesday night (11.7.12) as the grand award winner.
Celstran® long fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFRT) unite long fiber reinfo... (read more)
Celstran® thermoplastic composites encompass a number of long-fiber and continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastics that can be adapted in tailor-made fashion to customer requirements. Nearly all types of semi-crystalline and amorphous thermoplastics polymers are suitable as thermoplastic matrix materials. A wide range of resins, fibers and additives are available.
Ticona Engineering Polymers' thermoplastics and composites portfolio includes thermoplastic solutions for continuous-fiber composites used in light and tough components that can reduce weight, drive down costs and perform in extreme environments.
Fortron® polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) with proven production performance in critical aerospace structures affords:... (read more)
Reliable, Versatile and Cost-Effective Hydrolysis-Resistant Polyesters help deliver superior performance in high humidity, high heat and aggressive chemical environments with an excellent cost-to-performance ratio for Automotive, Marine, Solar and Electrical applications.
Ticona's HR polyester grades can help address failure concerns associated with:
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New Copolymer Delivers Superior Mechanical Properties And Long-Term Stability
Ticona Engineering Polymers introduces high-strength Hostaform® HS15 -latest addition to its family of acetal copolymers (POM). It combines superior mechanical properties with long-term stability and chemical resistance to give customers a competitive edge in developing innovative autom... (read more)
Ticona Introduces Vectra T. rex LCP for Thermal Forming
It is ideal for applications in several industries:
- Baking and Cooking (read more)
Ticona Introduces World's First Copolymer That Delivers Superior Mechanical Properties And Long-Term Stability:
the latest addition to its family of acetal copolymers (POM) with enhanced characteristics designed into the polymer's DNA via changes to the backbone chemistry. (read more)
Use Ticona MetaLX™ metal-effects polymers to eliminate paint or other secondary operations. It delivers the visual impact of metal but reduces scrap costs and environmental challenges associated with painting and plating. Whether replacing painted plastic or metal, MetaLX polymers can help reduce costs and increase design appeal. (read more)
Ticona is the Global Leader in Polymers for Medical Applications
Ticona Engineering Polymers delivers a dedicated Medical Technology (MT®)polymer portfolio and more than 15 years of experience to help your program. Our broad portfolio of MT polymers meets the demanding requirements of this market, and provides expert support to... (read more)
Vectra® liquid crystal polymers (LCP) are highly crystalline, thermotropic (melt-orienting) thermoplastics that can deliver exceptionally precise and stable dimensions, high temperature performance and chemical resistance in very thin-walled applications. (read more)
Combining the seemingly contradictory properties of high ductility and good stiffness with the excellent chemical and thermal resistance of polyester makes for products that are hard to beat. Drawing on the basic properties of PBT enables Vandar alloys to achieve these results. These alloys are easy to mold and retain their impact strength down to -30° C (-21° F). (read more)
Like products based on its chemical cousin PBT, those formulated with PET base resin offer outstanding physical properties and superior thermal and chemical resistance, with the added ability to support higher temperature exposure. Glass-reinforced Impet polyester products are outstanding candidates for high performance applications. (read more)
Thermoplastic elastomers represent an ingenious combination of hard and soft segments so as to provide many of the desirable properties of thermoset elastomers with the processing ease of thermoplastics. They combine toughness, tear and flex fatigue resistance with the ability to perform over a wide temperature range of -40° C to +121° C (-40° F to +250... (read more)
What makes UHMW-PE such a distinctive and useful material? It's the combination of excellent properties - outstanding abrasion resistance, superior impact resistance, non-sticking and self-lubricating properties and excellent mechanical properties, even in cryogenic conditions. (read more)
To extend your range of processing possibilities and to allow you to reap the benefits of very high modulus and extra high impact strength, Compel long fiber reinforced thermoplastic (LFRT) is an excellent material for extrusion compression molding.
Compel LFRT products are made using a process that thoroughly wets out the glass fibers and delivers optimal reinforcement (read more)
Celstran long fiber reinforced thermoplastics are produced by pultrusion technology in which the long fibers are fully impregnated thus delivering optimal reinforcement to the plastic matrix. Unlike conventional short-fiber reinforced materials, the longer fibers present in molded parts of Celstran LFRT mechanically interact with each other to form an internal glass fiber skeleton. (read more)
Beautiful Performance: Functional polymers to improve design aesthetics and reduce overall costs. This is where fine art meets function and finance. Ticona has more than 50 years of experience helping companies optimize their use of plastics to improve design aesthetics and meet stringent engineering, ecological and governmental standards. (read more)
Celanex® XFR™ PBT and Riteflex® XFR™ TPC-ET Polyesters With a Halogen-free Flame-Retardant System meet the demands of current regulations and environmentally conscious manufacturers. Ticona has developed a comprehensive portfolio of halogen and antimony-free flame-resistant polyesters. The Ticona XFR grades are ideal candidates for use in... (read more)