Polyplastics offers industry's broadest line of low-VOC polyacetal grades for automotive interiors

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TOKYO, Nov. 14, 2017 (Antara/Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet)--

Polyplastics Co., Ltd. offers the industry's most extensive range of polyoxymethylene (POM) resin grades with low-VOC emissions for the production of automotive interiors. These DURACON (R) low-VOC acetal grades are specifically designed to meet the latest regulations governing the concentration of VOCs in automotive interiors.

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Polyplastics' low-VOC grades enable its customers to produce molded parts that conform to today's regulatory requirements for automotive interiors. These materials also contribute to an improved plant environment thanks to a reduction in the quantity of VOC emissions at the molding site, as well as a reduction in mold deposits which cuts the frequency of mold maintenance. The company utilizes technology which reduces the quantity of residual formaldehyde within resin pellets through the use of optimal stabilizers and scavengers.

Polyplastics' low-VOC line includes DURACON (R) M90-45LV -- an improved weather-resistant grade. It exhibits an extremely low quantity of released formaldehyde compared to competing grades. DURACON (R) M90-45LV features improved weather resistance which delays deterioration caused by ultraviolet light and the corresponding degradation of physical properties.

Another low-VOC grade is NW-02LV, a high-sliding material which provides excellent friction and abrasion characteristics and low-sliding noise. Other low-VOC resins include a glass-reinforced grade (GH-25LV), a low-gloss offering (LU-02LV), and an impact-resistant grade (TF-10LV). DURACON (R) TR-20LV is a high-rigidity/low-warpage grade while DURACON (R) M270LV is a high-flow material.

DURACON (R) low-VOC grades are also targeted at non-automotive applications such as office automation equipment. The downsizing of PCs, photocopying machines and projectors has led to rising internal temperatures, creating potential for the release of larger quantities of VOCs.

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DURACON (R) is a registered trademark of Polyplastics Co., Ltd. in Japan and other countries.

About Polyplastics                                                            
Polyplastics is a global leader in the development and production of engineering thermoplastic solutions. The company's broad product portfolio includes POM, polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) and liquid crystal polymer (LCP). The company has the largest global market share of POM. With more than 50 years of experience, the company is backed by a strong global network of R&D, production and sales resources capable of creating advanced solutions for an ever-changing global marketplace.

SOURCE: Polyplastics Co., Ltd.