Celanese announced Thursday that it will expand its
compounding capabilities at its integrated chemical complex
in Nanjing, China, to include Fortron polyphenylene
The PPS compounding expansion
is expected to be
operational by year-end 2014.
PPS compounding expansion
is part of the Celanese
growth strategy to directly serve our customers in China and
the broader Asia region, which are both experiencing
impressive growth, said Phil McDivitt, vice president
and general manager of the engineered materials business of
Leveraging our resources at the Nanjing facility
and our network of technical and sales support in China
accelerates our ability to deliver innovative
solutions and grades, including the recently launched CES50,
ICE, FLEX and our existing proven materials, which deliver
value for our customers in Asia.
Fortron PPS is a high-performance polymer that can withstand
high thermal, chemical and mechanical stress and is used in a
wide variety of applications. Fortron PPS is inherently flame
retardant and does not require the use of halogen-containing
flame retardants to achieve UL94 V0 rating.