) announced that it is helping IVP Plastics in the progress of
gas-assist injection molding by providing material and processing
expertise that the latter is using to reduce weight and costs of
tubular cooling system parts for automotive engines.
IVP Plastics' unique application of gas-assist molding technology
is capable of creating a one-shot injection-molded, non-linear
hollow shape with 90 degree turns and molded fastening points.
Celanese and IVP Plastics share a long term relationship in working
towards solving material challenges. Celanese' Fortron
polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) works in extreme heat and difficult
operating conditions and is an ideal solution from a molding and
Fortron PPS is a high-temperature semicrystalline polymer that
provides high thermal stability, very high chemical resistance,
stiffness, strength and creep resistance- including
automotive/aircraft fuels and fluids, strong acids and bases (pH 2
to 12) - even at elevated temperatures of up to 240 degrees Celsius
(464 degrees Fahrenheit). It is used to replace metals and
thermosets in various automotive, electrical/electronics,
aerospace, fluid handling, and industrial and consumer
The IVP Plastics molding process cuts steps in the manufacturing
process and removes traditional welding, brazing and plating
processes. The process delivers a more dimensionally accurate
component with no chance of rust and decreases component cost and
weight by as much as 50%. Fortron PPS provides cost savings through
lower reject rates, reduction in number of fabrication steps,
shorter cycle times and higher process reliability.
Celanese currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Other companies in the chemical space with a favorable Zacks
Compass Minerals International Inc.
L'Air Liquide SA
Koninklijke DSM N.V.
). While Compass Minerals carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy),
both L'Air Liquide and Koninklijke DSM hold a Zacks Rank #2
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