Performance polymers and raw materials
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation’s performance polymers include thermoplastic elastomer, adhesive resin, easy peel adhesive resin, silane cross-linking resin, (poly) Vinyl chloride (PVC) compounds, and halogen-free noncombustible olefin. They can meet a wide variety of needs from industry to daily necessities. We also offer poly(tetramethylene)glycol, which is an important raw materials for functional polyester and polyurethane. *Mitsubishi Chemical Group also offers engineering-plastics such as polycarbonate and polyester (Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation), highly conductive resin (NITTO KAKO CO., LTD), and UV curing resin (The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co.,Ltd., NITTO KAKO CO., LTD)
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14BG (1,4-Butanediol) is a straight chain glycol with hydroxyl groups on both ends. It is used as a raw material for high performance polyester and polyurethane resins as well as for industrial chemicals like tetrahydrofuran and gamma-butyrolactone. Since 1982, Mitsubishi Chemical's Yokkaichi plant has produced high-purity, high-quality 14BG from butadiene using our proprietary technology. CAS: No. 110-63-4 (T) EINECS: No. 203-786-5 Japan, Chemical Substances Control Law: METI-No. 2-235 Japan, Industrial Safety and Health Law: No. 2-235 Japan, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law: Not applicable. Japan, Fire Services Law: Hazardous material Class 4 Petroleums No.3 (water-soluble liquid).
PTMG (Poly(tetramethylene ether)glycol / PTMG) is a linear polyether glycol with hydroxyl groups on both ends. As a polyol, it reacts readily with isocyanates (for example MDI, TDI), etc. to make resins with excellent properties. Grades: PTMG650、PTMG850、PTMG1000、PTMG1300、PTMG1500、PTMG1800、PTMG2000、PTMG3000 CAS: No. 25290-06-1 Japan, Chemical Substances Control Law: METI-No. 7-129 Japan, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law: Not applicable. Japan, Fire Services Law: Hazardous Material Class 4 Petroleums No.4 Hazardous Rank III (PTMG650,850), Combustible Materials, Flammable Solids (PTMG1000,1300,1500,1800,2000,3000)
RABALON™ is a styrene-based thermoplastic elastomer with properties similar to rubber. Styrene rubber (SBC) is used as the base polymer. It has been used in a wide range of applications including automotive gaskets, moldings, and tubes as well as consumer electronics hoses and bumpers. There is also a grade suitable for medical applications that has been used for syringe gaskets and medical tubing.
THERMORUN™ is a thermoplastic elastomer made up of an olefin thermoplastic matrix and a finely-dispersed olefin rubber domain. A wide range of hardness, including low hardness, is available. The elasticity is excellent for seals. For these reasons, THERMORUN™ is widely used for air bag covers, weather strips, various protectors, hoses, molded parts, packing, auto parts, household appliance parts, and common industrial components.
ZELAS™ is a high-performance olefin-based thermoplastic elastomer in which high rubber content in the polypropylene homopolymer matrix due to a combination of outstanding catalyst and polymerization process technologies. Various grades are available for medical applications such as infusion bags / bottles, tubes, seals, etc; automotive interior and exterior parts; as well as building materials.
PRIMALLOY™is a polyester-based thermoplastic elastomer composed of a polyester matrix and a rubber domain. It has excellent heat-sealing with hard resins such as polycarbonate and styrene-based resins. It also has excellent wear resistance. PRIMALLOY™ is used for everyday consumer products such as pen grips and goggle gaskets. In addition, it is used for door latches in automotive and electrical products.
By incorporating a polar group into the polyolefin, a capability for adhesion between different materials was created, thus making this adhesive resin. It firmly adheres to polyamide, EVOH, polyester, metal, polyolefin, etc. It is used as an adhesion layer in multilayer films and multilayer plastic bottles, etc. In addition it is used as a compatibilizer to facilitate the blending of polyolefins and other plastics.
VMX™ is a polymer alloy created by chemically modifying a polyolefin with a polymerizable vinyl monomer. The resulting modified material has adhesive properties and is known as Easy Peeling resin. It can also be used to modify other materials. When Easy Peel sealant resin is used for an extruded laminate, a smooth separation and a clean separation surface result. Over a wide range of heat-seal temperatures, peel strength is stable.
LINKLON™ is a silane cross-linking resin (polyolefin) in which after the molding process, silane and water inside the material can be activated to react and form a cross-link. By post-cross-linking, the thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties are greatly improved. It is used for electric wire insulation, water / hot-water supply pipes, floor heating pipes, solar cell sealing agent, etc.
VINIKA™ is a vinyl chloride resin compound with many strong points that are characteristic of vinyl chloride including a wide range of hardness, ease of forming, ease of coloring, oil resistance, chemical resistance, weather resistance, electrical insulation performance, and good ozone resistance. It is used in many fields and applications including automotive parts, home appliance parts, electrical insulation, as well as residential and building materials.
SUNPRENE™ is a vinyl chloride-based thermoplastic elastomer in which much-desired rubber-like elasticity has been engineered into the versatile soft polyvinyl chloride while maintaining the good workability of a soft polyvinyl chloride compound. Thus SUNPRENE™ adds outstanding rubber elasticity to the strong points of vinyl chloride resin: wide range of hardness, good molding, good coloring, oil resistance, chemical resistance, weather resistance, good electrical insulation properties, and ozone resistance. SUNPRENE™ is used in many fields and applications including automotive parts, home appliance parts, electrical insulation, as well as residential and building materials.
SUNFROST™ is a vinyl chloride-based thermoplastic elastomer that is specially formulated to have a nice matte surface finish with a good texture that is pleasant to see and touch. Of course the strong points of vinyl chloride resin are retained: wide range of hardness, good molding characteristics, good coloring, oil resistance, chemical resistance, weather resistance, good electrical insulation properties, and ozone resistance. When surface aesthetics are important, SUNFROST™ is used in applications including automotive parts, home appliance parts, electrical insulation, as well as residential and building materials.
OLEFISTA® is composed of an olefin-based resin to which non-halogen flame retardants have been added for optimal benefit. The result is an olefin compound that is flame retardant, flexible, heat-resistant, and scratch-resistant. In addition, the product lineup includes the choice of enhanced material properties for demanding applications. For the purpose of improving thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties, silane groups can be incorporated into the resin. Post-forming, these groups can be activated with water to form cross-links which result in the improvements. OLEFISTA® is mainly used for electrical wiring --- appliance wiring, various cords, etc.