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Materials from the Mitsui Chemicals Group are widely used in such fields as electronics and information technology, automotive, housing and construction, packaging industries, healthcare and agriculture. Within the global group, Mitsui Chemicals Europe is responsible for operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia.
The company´s products include special chemicals, functional polymeric materials, polyurethane, basic chemicals, petrochemicals, and films and sheets. Automotive products are one of the strategic applications, which meet the highest global standards for quality.
In addition to the focus on PP production and compounding, the Group offers a wide range of products such as impact modifier (TAFMER™), thermoplastic elastomers (MILASTOMER™, Mitsui EPT™), adhesion promoters (ADMER™) and various functional polymers (ARLEN™, APEL™, TPX™). Due to their wide range of applications, these materials are ideally suited to meet the different needs of customers.
Regarding the COMPOSITE business, the Mitsui Chemicals Group provides and continuously develops long fiber reinforced thermoplastic compounds (LFT - MOSTRON™) and unidirectional reinforced thermoplastic tapes based on carbon fibers and polypropylene (TAFNEX™ CF-PP UD).
Since beginning of this year the globally active ARRK Cooperation has become a consolidated subsidiary of the Mitsui Chemicals Group. With ARRK's high strength in development support (designing, analysis, prototyping, tooling, low-volume production), Mitsui Chemicals aims to strengthen its ability to market and offer full composite solutions over the entire product development process to various industries, especially in the mobility domain.
- Presented innovations: TAFNEX™ CF-PP UD
TAFNEX CF-PP UD
Thermoplastic matrices for composite solutions are becoming increasingly popular in various markets. Therefore, thermoplastic composite materials with...
Thermoplastic matrices for composite solutions are becoming increasingly popular in various markets. Therefore, thermoplastic composite materials with carbon fibers (CFRTP) based on polar matrices like PA6 have been well developed, whereas non-polar polyolefin based CFRTP (e.g. with PP matrix) still have issues on interfacial surface between carbon fiber and polyolefin matrices, resulting in low durability and low mechanical properties.
Thus, by using the own expertise from LFT compounds (MOSTRON™), the Mitsui Chemicals Group developed the new product TAFNEX™ CF-PP UD, a unidirectional fiber reinforced tape based on carbon fibers and PP with specially developed fiber bonding technology. In addition, the PP matrix compound has been modified during the development. Overall, this results in very good fiber-matrix adhesion and consequently high mechanical properties.
Feasibility processing studies have shown the high potential use of TAFNEX™ CF-PP UD for the automotive and sports industry.
- Composite Products - Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics
- Fibres, Fibre Products, Intermediate and Semi-finished Products - Prepregs - Thermoplastic
- Lightweight construction - Material - Composite materials (e.g. CRP, GRP, NRP, AFP, CMC)
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