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INEOS Styrolution introduces new NAS XC grades

September 24/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has introduced new members of its NAS family of SMMA (styrene methyl methacrylate) materials, as per the company's press release.

NAS transparent copolymers are a premium choice for applications demanding a strong, stiff, water-clear plastic.

NAS XC and NAS XC UV are the latest additions to INEOS Styrolutions NAS portfolio, "XC" standing for "Xtra Clear" and "XC UV" standing for "Xtra Clear with enhanced UV stability". The material is designed for applications in need of ultra clarity and very low haze.

Electronics is considered to be the focus industry for NAS XC. Applications like light guide panels (used in TVs, computers, phones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices) will benefit tremendously from the product properties.

NAS XC UV provides enhanced UV and high UV colour stability making it an ideal material for exterior and interior applications in the Automotive industry. It may also be used as a co-extruded layer on a different material making it a suitable material for a broad range of household and construction applications, including e.g. shower trays.
James Wang, Regional Industry Lead APAC - Electronics & Household, welcomes the new material: "With the Electronics industry having a production stronghold in Asia, I expect the new NAS XC to play an important role in this region."

The INEOS Styrolution family of NAS materials includes NAS 21 (general purpose blending with SBCs), NAS 30 (best colour, clarity, luster and chemical resistance) and NAS 90 (tougher, blending with SBCs).

We remind that, as MRC informed before, in February 2019, INEOS Styrolution made its first production move into China with the acquisition of two 200,000-tonne polystyrene (PS) facilities from Total S.A.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated consumption of PS and styrene plastics was 39,130 tonnes in July 2019, down by 1% year on year (39,600 tonnes in 2018). Consumption of PS and styrene plastics was 287,370 tonnes in January-July 2019, up by 2% year on year.

INEOS Styrolution is the leading, global styrenics supplier with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS Standard and styrenic specialties. With world-class production facilities and more than 85 years of experience, INEOS Styrolution helps its customers succeed by offering the best possible solution, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets. The company provides styrenic applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including Automotive, Electronics, Household, Construction, Healthcare, Packaging and Toys/Sports/ Leisure. In 2018, sales were at EUR5.4 billion. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,500 people and operates 20 production sites in ten countries.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:Europe, PS, ABS, styrene, Ineos Styrolution, Total Petrochemicals, China, Russia.
Category:General News
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