20 Oct 2020
Innovative new technology from Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation helps reduce emission footprints
Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation (MEP), the global leader in high performance polyacetal materials, meets the rapidly-changing stringent regulatory and functional requirements of the automotive, electronics and general industries markets for low formaldehyde emissions with a new polyacetal (POM) product family. MEP announces the innovative low-odor and low-residue Iupital™ 05 Polyacetal Series.
Traditional industrial polyacetal offerings can give off undesired gaseous formaldehyde products during processing, which hampers its adoption in low emission driven industries, including automotive applications, electronics and general industry.
This best-in-class formulation allows the popular Iupital™ product line to significantly reduce the production of formaldehyde while maintaining excellent chemical, thermal, electrical, and mechanical properties with exceptional wear resistance.
By optimizing manufacturing technology through proprietary R&D efforts, the MEP engineering team has succeeded in reducing the amount of formaldehyde typically generated by about 50%. This innovation optimizes injection molding production due to less mold deposit, reduces downtime for cleaning molds as well as extending the life of the mold, resulting in lower operating costs. Additionally, the Iupital™ 05 Series significantly emits less formaldehyde odors during molding, thus improving the working conditions
MEP will introduce this new generation of innovative polyacetals with a range of different viscosities, including the standard flow version F20-05 and the high flow grades F30-05 and F40-05.
According to Kazuhiro Ando, Executive Officer of MEP Japan, the key driver in MEP’s new developments are matching industry needs raised by customers, through the provision of value added products and services, whilst contributing to our natural environment. “With this new manufacturing innovation, we are confident MEP can not only successfully extend the already widely adopted Iupital™ portfolio by providing a sought after solution for emission reduction to industry, but also contribute positively to society by offering products with a further improved environmental footprint”.
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About Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation
Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation (MEP) was established in March 1994, following the consolidation of the engineering plastics businesses of Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc., and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, thus creating a vital and responsive new player in this highly dynamic sector.
MEP is a leading supplier of engineering plastics and focuses on developing new materials to meet the changing needs of end users whilst at the same time supporting customers’ product development activities. In all aspects of its operations, the Company is guided by the belief that building close partnerships with customers is the way to conduct business successfully.
As a leading engineering plastics manufacturer, MEP has pledged to reduce the environmental burden of its operations and prevent pollution, to protect the environment and provide products and services that meet the expectations of customers, stakeholders and society at large.
The MEP Portfolio includes IUPILON™ Polycarbonate Resin; XANTAR™ Polycarbonate & Blends; NOVAREX™ Polycarbonate Resin; RENY™ Polyamide MXD6 Resin; NOVADURAN™ Polybutylene Terephthalate Resin; IUPITAL™ Polyacetal Resin; IUPIACE™ Modified PPE Resin; and LEMALLOY™ Modified PPE Resin.