MITSUBISHI Chemical Develops New Thermoplastic Elastomer Products In Japan

- May 31, 2018-

In August 10, 2017, the MITSUBISHI Chemical Corporation of Japan (hereinafter referred to as "MITSUBISHI chemistry") issued a message through its official website that its thermoplastic elastomer "TEFABLOC T" (formerly styrene thermoplastic elastomer was sold in the name of "RABARON s", but has been integrated into the "TEFABLOC T" brand since April 2017. In the styrene series QE series, they have developed a new specification product, which have been improved in formability and touch, and the new specifications will be completely new in the interior of the car's interior materials, auxiliary armrest and other internal components.

The TEFABLOC QE series, which has high flexibility and wearability, is widely used in small hand-held and packaging tools such as electric tools, transmission poles, and so on.

In recent years, the design and tactility requirements of automotive interior parts are increasing. The demand for materials to meet the above requirements is also gradually increasing. In order to cope with this demand trend, MITSUBISHI chemical improved its fluidity by more than 2 times on the basis of maintaining the softness and wearability of the TEFABLOC QE series, and developed a new specification product. The new specification product has a high formability, even in complex shapes and large molding products, it can also play an excellent design. In addition, the new standard product also has a comfortable driving feel, like leather or synthetic leather touch.

The previous products are difficult to meet the needs of large applications such as the interior material of the automobile or the auxiliary armrest, and the new specifications with the above performance have no problems. It has already begun to be used in this field, and it is expected that its future application field will continue to expand.

MITSUBISHI chemical said that it will continue to meet a variety of customers' needs in the future, efforts to expand the product lineup of thermoplastic elastomers, and further accelerate the expansion of the functional resin industry.