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TORZEN® Resin: Solution for Growing Polyamide 6,6 Demand in China
INVISTA Engineering Polymers is showcasing its TORZEN® brand PA66 resin at CHINAPLAS 2013, positioning it as a local solution to China's growing need for polyamide 6,6.
"Demand for nylon 6,6 intermediates and polymers in Asia is growing, especially in China," said David Ming, vice president, INVISTA Engineering Polymers Asia. "This growth in demand is due to key property differences between nylon 6,6 and nylon 6-a material commonly used in China today."
Compared with nylon 6, INVISTA's nylon 6,6 has several benefits:
Better molecular alignment
Higher hydrogen bonding
Higher melting point
Higher crystallinity/crystallization rate
These properties are important in many applications, but particularly in automotive and electrical/electronic markets, where nylon 6,6 brings properties can offer more strength at higher temperatures.
"With the industry's effort to create better fuel efficiency in automobiles, we expect that China's robust automobile manufacturing sector will seek to replace metal parts with nylon 6,6 to reduce weight, reduce complexity in manufacturing, and increase fuel efficiency, while delivering a better product to their customers," Ming said.
INVISTA's line of TORZEN® PA66 resin includes polyamide resins reinforced with glass, minerals and tougheners that impart distinct property advantages in various end-use applications versus other material types.
In addition to TORZEN® resins, INVISTA will also feature a wide range of specialty materials under the DYTEK®, C12(TM) and POLYSHIELD® brands, which offer solutions in the polyamide, polyurethane and polyethylene resin markets.
INVISTA's chemical intermediates business continues to expand in China. Some of the company's most recent commitments include investing in a 215,000-ton hexamethylene diamine plant and a 300,000-ton adiponitrile plant; these up-stream materials are critical in the manufacture of polyamide products. INVISTA estimates the total investment for these projects will be in excess of 6.2 billion RMB.
For more information on INVISTA's engineering polymer products, visit ep.INVISTA.com, or visit INVISTA's exhibit at CHINAPLAS, booth no. 12.2 B31 on May 20-23 at the China Import & Export Fair Complex.
INVISTA is one of the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications. With a business presence in more than 20 countries, INVISTA's global businesses deliver exceptional value for their customers through technology innovations, market insights and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including: ADI-PURE®, ANTRON®, AVORA®, C12(TM) , COMFOREL®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, CORFREE®, DACRON®, DBE®, DYTEK®, FRESHFX®, LYCRA®, PERFORMA(TM) , POLARGUARD®, POLYSHIELD®, POLYCLEAR®, SOLARMAX®, STAINMASTER®, SUPPLEX®, SUPRIVA(TM) , TACTEL®, TACTESSE®, TERATE®, TERATHANE®, THERMOLITE® and TORZEN®.
About CHINAPLAS 2013
CHINAPLAS 2013 is organized by Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. and China Foreign Trade Centre (Group), and co-organized by the China National Light Industry Council - China Plastics Processing Industry Association, China Plastics Machinery Industry Association, Guangdong Plastics Industry Association, Messe Düesseldorf China Ltd., the Plastic Trade Association of Shanghai and Beijing Yazhan Exhibition Services Ltd. The event is also supported by various plastics and rubber associations in China and abroad.
First introduced in 1983, CHINAPLAS is China's only plastics and rubber trade show approved by UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry). CHINAPLAS has been exclusively sponsored by the Europe's Association for Plastics and Rubber Machinery Manufacturers (EUROMAP) in China for the 24th time. It is currently Asia's No.1 and world's No.2 plastics and rubber trade fair. CHINAPLAS 2013 will cover over 220,000 sqm of exhibition area. More than 2,900 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions, together with 14 pavilions from Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, PR China, Taiwan, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and USA will showcase their diversified chemicals and raw materials and over 3,200 sets of plastics and rubber machineries. The 4-day exhibition is expected to attract over 115,000 trade visitors from 150 countries or regions. Online pre-registration is available now till May 16, 2013. Pre-registered visitors will enjoy free admission and free coupon to redeem the exhibition catalogue. For more details, please visit the official website at http://www.ChinaplasOnline.com.
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