Asahi Kasei North America Unveils Thermylene P11

May 28 2018

Asahi Kasei North America has launched Thermylene P11, a next-generation family of glass-reinforced polypropylene (PP) compounds with unprecedented strength, expanding the performance envelope for conventional glass-reinforced PP design and opening opportunities for thin-wall molding of interior and exterior automotive parts. Asahi Kasei discussed the new family of PP compounds at the NPE2018 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Properties of ThermyleneP11 are-

•Thermylene P11 provides a 40% improvement in measured tensile strength at 80°C and 120°C compared to conventional glass-filled PP.
•Thermylene P11 GF40% boasts flexural modulus of 10,000 MPa, tensile strength of 125 MPa, and a heat distortion temperature of 155°C.
•The new family of Thermylene P11 compounds offers higher tensile strength at elevated temperature, greater room temperature tensile, and improved fatigue and creep resistance versus the predecessor material family, Thermylene P10.
•Thin-wall molding is possible due to Thermylene P11’s melt flow of 3-10 – specifically tunable to customer needs.
•P11 PP compounds can also be processed at a lower temperature and a higher fill rate, resulting in energy and cycle time savings.
•Thinner wall thicknesses can be achieved in new designs due to the high tensile and flexural modulus properties.
•Due to the material’s high flow, parts can be packed more efficiently resulting in lower porosity/voids.

Asahi Kasei is targeting a range of structural parts in the automotive and appliance markets. Asahi Kasei has received strong interest in the new family of glass-filled PP compounds with material evaluations currently underway at leading OEMs and tier suppliers.

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