INEOS Styrolution to build production site for StyLight thermoplastic composite
INEOS Styrolution (Frankfurt, Germany), has announced that it is planning to set up a new production site for its StyLight thermoplastic composite product line
StyLight is said to offer a combination of structural stiffness, aesthetics, processability, dimensional stability and good surface quality. The portfolio has recently been expanded to include polypropylene- (PP) based StyLight.
INEOS Styrolution says early development partnerships with the research institutes NMF (Neue Materialien Fürth GmbH) and NMB (Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH) were key to optimizing the product properties and processing. Further partnerships with the companies Roctool (Le Bourget du Lac, France) and, more recently, with ARRK Shapers’ (La Séguinière, France) has led to the full validation of StyLight according to the automotive interior specification of leading car manufacturers.
While INEOS Styrolution prioritizes a location in Germany, a specific location for the new production site is yet to be announced. The new site is planned to be operational in 2022.
“Since the introduction of StyLight, we have dedicated significant resources on optimizing material quality and product processing parameters,” says Pierre Juan, VP Future Business and Innovation. “Having followed the development of StyLight from the very beginning, I am excited to see customers’ response and I am looking forward to this next step.”
“The decision to build a production site for StyLight is part of a larger investment program at INEOS Styrolution,” adds Kevin McQuade, CEO at INEOS Styrolution. “Recent activities such as the acquisition of polystyrene assets in China, construction of a new 100,000 tonnes ASA plant in Bayport, Texas, [U.S.], and the development of a new 50,000 tonnes ABS production line in Wingles, France, demonstrate our continued commitment as the leading global styrenics supplier.”
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