Thermoplastic elastomer, logistic materials for bumper and packing, is a recyclable plastic with rubber elasticity. We are also moving forward with developing various applications of environmental “KAITEKI” (friendly and sustainable) plastics.
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.
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.
GS Pla® has been developed and sold taking advantage of the biodegradable feature, and practical use is progressing to materials for agriculture, such as a biodegradable mulching film, as well as the material of disposable food utensils, etc. The tableware using GS Pla® was used in the athletes' dormitories at the Vancouver Winter Olympics held in Canada in 2010. Furthermore, Thailand's Ko Samet resort island in July 2010 started to use GS Pla® garbage bags as part of a garbage composting program. Now, a program is underway to convert one of the raw materials for GS Pla®, succinic acid, from petroleum origination to biomass origination.