Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation (MEP), a global leader in high-performance polyacetal materials, has announced a new polyacetal (POM) product family that meets the increasingly stringent regulatory and functional requirements of the automotive, electronics and general industries markets for low formaldehyde emissions.
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.
According to MEP, its engineering team has succeeded in reducing the amount of formaldehyde typically generated by about 50%, which optimizes injection molding production due to less mold deposit, and reduces downtime for cleaning molds. 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,” says Ando.