Canadian Plastics

Celanese now offering nylon 6, nylon 6/6

January 23, 2016   Canadian Plastics

Specialty material supplier Celanese Corporation is expanding into the nylon resin market.

Dallas-based Celanese will now offer nylon 6 and nylon 6/6 grades, some of which will be available immediately and some which 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 Celanese’s materials solutions division for Celanese.

According to Celanese, the technologies used in the nylon line include:


• 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 Celstran LFT and Composites product offering.

• 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.

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