LANXESS turns up the heat at Chinaplas

Between April 13 to 16, over 3,600 high-quality suppliers from the rubber and plastic application sectors will showcase their new technology and products. This year, LANXESS’ High Performance Materials (HPM), Polymer Additives (PLA) and Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business units will demonstrate their latest innovations in engineering plastics, flame-retardant plastics and coloring. However, in light of the on-going coronavirus pandemic, technical seminars (bilingual) and virtual booth tour broadcasts will be the default mode. Poised to meet rising market needs, the top-notch producer has much to boast about.

PA66 saves costs and has stellar performance

Due to the shortage of its raw material adiponitrile (ADN) the lack of polyamide 66 has prompted manufacturers to look for alternatives that are cheaper and more readily available. Based on the expectation that China shall develop lightweight, e-mobile, hydrogen energy together with infrastructure, 5G and consumer goods, the company aims to meet demand through its range of stellar-performing materials.

Durethan, Pocan and Tepex trademarks are wonderful choices

The production of cell components like frames, end plates and high-voltage connectors mean that material must be both hardy and resilient to temperature changes. Since Durethan BKV45FN04 has excellent outgassing and frosting properties, long-term surface and thermal stability, it is well-suited for such components. Tepex CFRTP (Continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic) is good for mass production in front-end components, bumpers, brake pedals, loading systems and fuel tank reinforcements, as well as new energy vehicles due to its suitability for environmental use.

Safer and more stable polymer additives

According to new rules imposed by Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, beginning from December 25th this year, China will ban the flame retardant HBCD. In lieu of this, the polymeric macromolecule flame retardant Emerald Innovation 3000 offers a better replacement to HPCD and make for quality thermal insulation mtaerials for those in construction.

Macrolex solvent dyes shine brightly

Featuring excellent light and weather resistance, their soluble organic dye meets high ecological standards and has widespread applications ranging from beverages, ink-ket printers to LCD colour filters. One of its highlights this year is the Orange HT, which can serve electric cars well. In the process, thermoplastics are given a new coat of ‘life’ and can then be kept for a prolonged duration.

Colortherm Yellow sees new pigmentations

Just a couple of years ago, it would have been deemed impossible to use plastics in various applications, but high-performance plastics can now replace metal, glass and ceramics in vehicles, electronics, process engineering or medical applications. Specially designed for higher temperatures of 220-260 degrees Celsius, the Yellow 5 and 26 are a go-between of the Yellow 20 and 30 product respectively, withstanding a blaze of up to 300 degrees Celsius. The factor which decides if a colorant is good rests on its heat stability. For organic pigments, higher temperatures causes decomposition to ramp up but inorganic substitutes can be subject to color variations above 180 degrees Celsius. LANXESS customers benefit from detailed advice in colorants and pigmentation use, owing to a comprehensive plastics technical centre.