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Ineos Styrolution announces high flow ABS grade

  • New grade to be used in large housing applications in household and electronics industries;
  • Fit for thin-walled applications

Ineos Styrolution announced a new ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) grade as part of its Novodur family of ABS specialty copolymers. According to the manufacturer, the new material grade, Novodur P4XF, has a high flowability and at the same time offers a balance profile between flowability and impact strength. Ineos Styrolution says that the product properties make the new grade the material of choice for large and complex applications in the household and electronics industries and contributes to improving their carbon footprint.

The new Novodur P4XF presents a high flowability – the melt volume rate (220 °C/10 kg) is at 60 cm3/10 min (ISO 1133), Ineos Styrolution says. This allows customers to optimise their production tools for faster manufacturing by reducing the number of injection gates for large parts and by increasing the number of cavities in multi-cavity tools.

Large parts for air conditioning devices, vacuum cleaners and coffee machines are some examples of targeted applications.

Artur Sokolowski, Sales Director Household and Electronics EMEA, comments: “For large parts, Novodur P4XF is an excellent alternative to many other materials. Depending on what materials customers are using today, they will experience faster cycle times, shorter cooling times, a lower warpage, higher stiffness, higher surface quality and scratch resistance and less dust attraction/ electrostatic charge. In addition, less injection pressure allows for smaller injection machines when using Novodur P4XF.”

Ineos Styrolution is a leading global styrenics supplier, with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS Standard and styrenic specialties. The company provides styrenic applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including automotive, electronics, household, construction, healthcare, toys/sports/leisure, and packaging. In 2018, sales were at 5.4 billion euros. Ineos Styrolution employs approximately 3,500 people and operates 20 production sites in ten countries.

Source: Ineos Styrolution