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Successful reduction of formaldehyde emission

09. Dez 2015

DURACON® – No. 1 for emission reduced POM. In recent years the reduction of emissions from plastics, in particular in the automotive industry has increasingly gained in importance. In the meantime the emissions requirements of the Japanese automobile manufacturers are amongst the most stringent in the world. The TER Plastics POLYMER GROUP distributes the entire DURACON® POM product assortment of the Japanese global market leader Polyplastics within their pan-European sales network.

Der TER Plastics Messestand auf der Fakuma 2015

In recent years the reduction of emissions from plastics, in particular in the automotive industry has increasingly gained in importance. In the meantime the emissions requirements of the Japanese automobile manufacturers are amongst the most stringent in the world. The TER Plastics POLYMER GROUP distributes the entire DURACON® POM product assortment of the Japanese global market leader Polyplastics within their pan-European sales network.

Polyplastics, the largest POM manufacturer of in the world, started at an early stage to analyse the causes of formaldehyde emission from POM and to reduce the level of emissions. For the European automobile market both the VDA 275-Test, as well as the test methods of VDA 277 and VDA 278 were established in the Polyplastics Technical Solution Centre in Fuji. Using these test methods we researched the causes of emissions from POM. The knowledge gained from these was finally converted into the new product group DURACON LV (= Low Volatiles). 

The opening of the new DURACON® production plant in Malaysia, which works with a newly developed Polyplastics polymerisation process, has made the manufacture of a POM raw polymer material with a significantly improved stability possible. In addition, in the production of DURACON® LV types a new kind of stabilisation has been used, which contains an improved formaldehyde capture. The types of DURACON® LV resulting from this display a significantly reduced formaldehyde emission with identical mechanical characteristics. With DURACON® LV Standard types a level of emissions of under 2 mg/kg is achieved (measured in the VDA 275-Test). 

Background

TER Plastics POLYMER GROUP is active in the markets with sales of engineering plastics, commodities and its own TEREZ compounds. TER Plastics includes the compound subsidiary TEREZ Performance Polymers as well as TER Plastics Polska, TER Hell Plastics Spain, TER Hell Plastic-PE Distribution, TER Hell-IT and TER Engineering Plastic Trading, in Suzhou, China, and numerous established sales offices in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Founded in 1977, the company, which is part of the Hamburg based TER Group, has pursued an international strategy in the recent past.

TER Plastics has been engaged in long term intensive relationships with its international production and distribution partners, including important producers such Chang Chun Plastics, Chevron Phillips, Clariant, DSM, Evonik, Franplast, Grupa Azoty, Hexion, Lotte, Mitsubishi, Polimarky, Polycasa, Polyplastics, Polytherm, Sabic, Sibur, Sidpec, Solvay, Sumitomo, Teknor Apex, Total, Toray and Versalis.

Contact TER Plastics POLYMER GROUP:

Henning Kroemer
Head of Corporate Communication

T +49 (0)2366-5661-113
F +49 (0)2366-5661-137
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