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Product Explanation Usage Origin
PVC Impact Modifier, KANE ACE® B MBS impact modifiers for rigid and semi-rigid PVC applications. The optimized quality of Kaneka’s MBS grades enables the formulator to meet specific needs for a wide variety of rigid to semi-rigid non-weatherable Typical applications include: film and sheet, injection molded parts, bottles, profiles, pipe and fittings Belgium
PVC Impact Modifier, KANE ACE® FM Acrylic impact modifier for outdoors, durable applications. FM product line of acrylic impact modifiers exhibit an excellent combination of impact performance, surface aesthetics, weatherability, and UV resistance. Typical applications include: PVC siding, fenestrations, fence, deck, pipe and fittings. Belgium
PVC Processing Aid, KANE ACE® PA Processing Aids for PVC. Designed to enhance overall physical properties, ease of processing, and facilitate maximum production efficiencies. Typical applications include: PVC siding, film and sheet,fenestrations, fence, deck, pipe and fittings. Belgium
Hydrocarbon resin C5, QUINTONE® Hydrocarbon resins made from high-purity 1,3-pentadiene extracted from C5 fraction. In combination with C9 monomers, Zeon has a wide selection of pure C5, C5/C9, acid modified C5/C9, light colored C5/C9 and hydrogenated C5/C9 hydrocarbon resins. non-hydrogenated dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based hydrocarbon resins, Used as tackifier in adhesives applications They are commonly used for elastomers, ink and paint applications. their high reactivity and well-designed property improve tyre performance, expecially the chipping and cutting resistance. Japan, Thailand
SIS block Copolymer, QUINTAC® Styrene isoprene blockcopolymers (SIS) from Zeon’s patented GPI extraction process of C5 fraction. The in-house monomer stream facilitates quality consistency and a high level of supply stability. The lineup varies in the styrene content, in the triblock/diblock ratio (low, medium, full), and also in the polymer structure (linear, radial, hybrid, assymetric). Used in hot melt adhesive apllications New grades suitable for protective film and elastic film extrusion. Japan
CHLOROPRENE, Denka Chloroprene® Synthetic rubber with good mechanical properties and anti-ageing such as oil, ozone, lame and heat resistance. Chloroprene Rubber has many superior characteristics compared to natural and other synthetic rubbers and it is used in a wide range of applications, including automotive parts, belts, hoses, electric wires and cables, coated fabrics, wet suits, adhesives, and rubber gloves. Japan
MS POLYMER, MS Polymer® MS PolymerTM is widely recognized as the premium choice of base resin for producing sealants, adhesives, coatings. Its unique properties enable MS Sealant (the sealant based on Kaneka MS Polymers) to deliver outstanding performances for a large variety of markets such as construction, industry, transportation, flooring, waterproofing, DIY and many others, as widely recognised by formulators, appli Silyl terminated polyether polymers designed for: adhesives/sealants for construction, DIY, industrial applications. Belgium
PMMA, PARAPET® PARAPET™ is a material made of methacrylic resin. Its characteristics include superior high transparency, excellent weatherability, surface gloss, scratch resistance and recyclability.  Main applications are automotive parts (i.e. tail light covers, door visors, meter covers) industrial parts, housing related goods, optical components, sheet extrusion, light electrical appliances, LCD backlights. Japan
POLYCARBONATE, NOVAREX®, IUPILON® Polycarbonate is a transparent material excellent in dimensional stability, impact strenght and electric characteristics. Iupilon and Novarex are well known polycarbonate resins present in the market for many years. Used in a wide range of industries, they have a reputation for reliability with users.  Application include components for the electronic, optical, automobile, sports, office automation and medical equipments, sheet extrusion, machinery. Japan, Korea
Engineering Plastics Modifier, KANE ACE® M MBS and Acrylic impact modifiers for PC, PBT, ABS and several blends. this range of products include also matting agents and flame retardants for PC and PMMA. . The specialty modifiers impart excellent low temperature impact, good colorability and excellent dispersion in most engineering thermoplastic matrices.  line of specialty engineered impact modifiers and process aids are uniquely designed to meet the demanding physical properties required for various applications Japan and Belgium
Engineering Plastics Modifier, TAFMER® MH, MA Engineering plastics modifier: excellent compatibility with various engineering plastics (PA6, PA66,PBT); superb impact resistance at low temp., good chemical stability, excellent heat and weather resistance. Automotive, Home appliances Japan
Polyolefin Elastomer (C2 based), TAFMER® A, DF, H Flexible molding resin : softness, low density (lighter than EVA), excellent, non-halogen (PVC free). It can be used as an alternative to soft PVC or EVA without using plasticizer. Wire & Cables application, foaming for shoe mid sole, industrial compounds, film and sheets extrusion Singapore
Polyolefin Elastomer (C3 based), TAFMER® XM Modifier for olefin-based resins (especially PP) :superb in modifying heat-sealability at low heat sealing temp., excellent transparency and surface gloss, good scratch resistance. BOPP Film, CPP Film, PP shrik film, PP sheet, transparent PP injection moulding Japan, Singapore
Polybutene-1, TAFMER® BL Polybutene-1: stable sealing strenght against wide range of sealing temperatures, semi-compatible with ethylene based resins (LLDPE,LDPE,EVA). Used in packaging as sealant layer (easy peelable film) and hot water pipes. Japan
EVOH, EVAL® EvOH copolymer with effective gas and chemical barrier. EVAL resin is mainly used as functional (gas) barrier in food packaging applications. Keeping oxygen out, the EVAL layer preserves the flavour and the quality of the food.It's also used in medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic,agricultural and industrial pack as well as in underfloor heating pipe and plastic fuel tanks. Belgium
Adhesive Polyolefin resin, ADMER® ADMER resin is a modified polyolefin-based resin designed to bond a variety of different materials. Bond to a variety of polyolefins, ionomers, polyamides, ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH), PET, polycarbonates, polystyrenes and metal. It serves as a tie-layer in multi-layer structures to combine the excellent properties of different materials, such as gas and moisture barrier resins. Germany
PP-based Elastomer, NOTIO® NOTIO is a flexible, low density, transparent elastomer with excellent heat resistance. The resin is not cross- linked and demonstrates superior elasticity. NOTIO's crystalline and amorphous structure (morphology) is controlled at the nano scale, allowing for the realization of properties that cannot be achieved with conventional elastomers. Improve  PP performance in transparency, elongation, enhance anti-whitening effect. Japan
METHYLPENTENE Copolymer, TPX ® High performance resin, used for injection or extrusion. Excellent transparency, chemicals and heat resistance, peel ability, gas permeability, low refractive index, food-sanitation properties, steam resistance. Used for releaase paper and release films, chemicals tubes, laboratory ware, cosmetic caps, medical appliances, cable coating. Japan
Expanded PP/PE, KANEKA EPERAN® Eperan is a polyolefin based expanded material. Kaneka Eperan has great mechanical properties and chemical resistance. Available in a variety of densities and colors. Applications: shock, acoustic or thermal absorber for Packaging & Automotive parts. Belgium
Expanded PHBH, KANEKA BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER PHBH® PHBH is the first 100% biodegradable and marine biodegradable plant-based biopolymer. “KANEKA BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER PHBH™ is the first ever 100% plant-based biopolymer that shows both high heat and hydrolysis resistance in combination with flexibility. This bio-based PHBH is fully biodegradable and also the first marine-biodegradable polymer. Thanks to a wide range of properties, similar to PE or PP, it can be suitable for producing its foam, the expanded PHBH”. Japan
Antiblocking Agent, SILTON® Antiblocking agent based on amorphous sodium calcium aluminosilicate. Thanks to its spherical shape, uniformed particle size, smooth shape, and refractive index close to resin, SILTON JC offers high transparency, excellent despersability and low water/oil adsorption. SILTON JC is used as an anti-blocking agent in polyolefin film (PP; LLDPE; LDPE; BOPP) Japan
Carbon Black, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation DIABLACK®, DIAPOL® It's composed of fine particles consisting mainly of carbon, produced from the incomplete combustion of oil and gas. Tires and Rubber products Japan
Titanium Dioxide Super weatherability, matting, photocatalytic, electroconductive TiO2 grades. Architectural exterior paints, heavy-duty paints, Qualicoat III coatings, electrostatic coatings, photocatalityc paints and concrete. Japan
Titanium Dioxide Commodity grades as white pigments Formulation of paints, coatings, inks, ceramics, paper and plastics. China
Carbon Fiber: TORAYCA ® (PAN-Based), ZOLTEK PX35 & OX (PAN-Based), GRANOC ® (PITCH-Based) Forward Engineering GmbH Reinforcing fiber known for its light weight, high strength, and high stiffness. Product types: yarn, fabric, prepreg, chopped and milled fiber. Forward Engineering GmbH is an industry leading design & engineering partner for automotive lightweight solutions. Automotive, Aeronautical, Aerospace, Industrial, Pressure vessel, Marine, Sport & leisure Japan, France, USA
BOPP film coated, LAMITACK® Lami-Tack, BOPP film coated with polyolefin resin for thermal lamination Lami-tack can be laminated onto printed paper, plastic film, syntethic paper for book, packaging, shopping bag Japan
Acrylic Film, SUNDUREN® Sunduren is Acrylic film based on own resin and processing technology.Sunduren has been used for various applications, for example building material, retro reflective sheet, automobile interior and optics. Sunduren has good weath er-ability, transparency and easy processing. High quality acrylic film providing excellent protection for roofing and exterior walls/profiles for which long-term durability is essential. Japan
SWP® Fibrillated polyolefin fiber whith high degree of smoothness, whiteness, heat sealabillity and water‐ resistance. Paper products (sculpted design and translucent property) paints and industrial products (heat sealing properties, chemical resistance and cement roof tiles) Japan