Frankfurt am Main (PRWEB UK) 22 July 2014
Complementing its strong and innovative transparent specialty portfolio, Styrolution, the global leader in stryrenics, today launched three new Zylar® grades: Zylar 650, Zylar 245 and Zylar 765.
The new grades expand the innovative Zylar portfolio, which consists of diverse grades of methyl methacrylate-butadiene-styrene copolymers. Zylar products are characterized by water clear transparency, high flowability, good chemical resistance and customizable toughness. The development and addition of Zylar 650, Zylar 245 and Zylar 765 are further proof of Styrolution’s commitment to innovation in transparent specialties and offers customers new material options in a range of industries including healthcare, household, toys/sports/leisure and packaging.
Currently produced out of Styrolution’s Schwarzheide facility, the new grades, as well as the entire Zylar portfolio, provide global and EMEA customers with greater supply security. This will be further enhanced in the fourth quarter of 2014 with the startup of a new NAS and Zylar plant in Ludwigshafen. With two European production sites for Zylar, EMEA customers will not only benefit from local supply but also from dedicated service teams that offer expertise in selected focus industries, technical support, regulatory services and certifications.
Mark Beitz, Vice President, Business Management Styrenic Specialties EMEA, Styrolution: “For nearly two decades, Zylar has emerged as the benchmark in transparent specialties. As a critical and instrumental material, Zylar enables a variety of applications that require tailored impact resistance coupled with stunning transparency. The development of the new Zylar grades, including Zylar 245, Zylar 765 and Zylar 650, as well as forthcoming innovations in the portfolio, reinforce Styrolution’s commitment to transparent specialty materials and further brings to fruition our commitment to supplying customers with the materials necessary to innovate in and lead their respective industries.”
Marcela Villegas, Director, Product Management Transparent Specialties EMEA, Styrolution: “Understanding the material needs of customers in EMEA and globally, over the last two years we have harnessed our strong and proven competencies in Styrolux and NAS to create a portfolio that marries brilliant aesthetics with customizable toughness. We continue to innovate within this important portfolio of products and are committed to offering our customers not only competitively-priced premium materials but also supply security and availability through our sites in Germany and the United States.”
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 80 years of experience, 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, toys/sports/leisure, and packaging. In 2013, sales were at 5.8 billion euros, resulting in an EBITDA before special items of 442 million euros. Styrolution employs approximately 3,200 people and operates 17 production sites in ten countries.
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