Celanese adds on nylon to portfolio

US-headquartered Celanese Corporation, a global technology and speciality materials company, is expanding its 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 moulders, 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-colour compounding;

  • Melt-impregnation technologies for structural applications to expand the company’s 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.

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 colourability, lasermarking and structural functions.


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