New NAS® XC targets applications in the electronics industry
New NAS® XC UV addresses applications exposed to outdoor environments and various weather conditions as well as indoor applications facing less extreme conditions
INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, today introduces new members of itsNAS® family1 of SMMA (styrene methyl methacrylate) materials. NAS transparent copolymers are a premium choice for applications demanding a strong, stiff, water-clear plastic.
NAS® XC and NAS XC® UV are the latest additions to INEOS Styrolution’s NAS portfolio, “XC” standing for “Xtra Clear” and “XC UV” standing for “Xtra Clear with enhanced UV stability”. The material is designed for applications in need of ultra clarity and very low haze.
Electronics is considered to be the focus industry for NAS XC. Applications like light guide panels (used in TVs, computers, phones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices) will benefit tremendously from the product properties.
NAS XC UV provides enhanced UV and high UV colour stability making it an ideal material for exterior and interior applications in the Automotive industry. It may also be used as a coextruded layer on a different material making it a suitable material for a broad range of household and construction applications, including e.g. shower trays.
James Wang, Regional Industry Lead APAC – Electronics & Household, welcomes the new material: “With the Electronics industry having a production stronghold in Asia, I expect the new NAS XC to play an important role in this region.”
About INEOS Styrolution
INEOS Styrolution is the leading global styrenics supplier, with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS Standard and styrenic specialties. With world-class production facilities and more than 85 years of experience, INEOS Styrolution helps its customers succeed by offering the best possible solution, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets. The company provides styrenic applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including automotive, electronics, household, construction, healthcare, toys/sports/leisure, and packaging. In 2018, sales were at 5.4 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,500 people and operates 20 production sites in ten countries.
More information: www.ineos-styrolution.com