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Mitsui Chemicals to Launch FORTIMO™, an Isocyanate-based Elastomer & STABiO™, a Polyisocyanate

Published on 2015-01-07. Author : SpecialChem

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo: 4183, President & CEO: Tsutomu Tannowa) announced the April 2015 launch of FORTIMO™, an elastomer using new aliphatic isocyanates, and STABiO™, a polyisocyanate.

Form: 1,4-Bis (isocyanatomethyl) cyclohexane (1,4-H6XDI)and polyurethane elastomer material

• Elasticity, durability, and heat resistance superior to current isocyanates
• Short molding time for polyurethane elastomer (thermoplastic polyurethane and thermosetting polyurethane)
• Non-yellowing

Uses: Automotive use elastomers, clothing use elastic fibers, medical tubes, and high durability industrial materials, etc.

Form: Polyisocyanate from 1,5-Pentamethylene diisocyanate(PDI®)

• High reactivity compared to 1,6-Hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI)
• Improved gloss and improved chemical and abrasion resistance of paints and adhesives
• Non-yellowing
• 70% bio-mass

Uses: Automotive use paints, plastic paints, adhesives, etc.

Production will commence at existing facilities. From August 2016, the Company will prepare for large-scale production by using a co-production isocyanate monomer plant (production capacity total 2,000t/annual) at Omuta Works (Fukuoka Prefecture) and at a new facility for derivatives within the Nagoya Works. The Company will expand facilities in phases to meet increased demand.

Mitsui Chemicals will continue to reinforce its product selection of world’s firsts and “one-of-a-kind” m-Xylylene diisocyanate(XDI) and Norbornane diisocyanate(NBDI™)including derivatives. The Company aims to revolutionize its urethane business portfolio with “one-of-a-kind” products as an important pillar.

About Mitsui Chemicals
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. was founded in 1997 and consolidates about 12,782 employees. Mitsui Chemicals responds to the ever-increasing demands of the chemical industry. It has 3 branches namely Nagoya branch, Osaka branch and Fukuoka branch. While intensifying voluntary power-saving to conserve energy which is in serious shortage, through its manufacturing activities it will provide essential supplies to those in disaster areas as its ongoing effort to contribute to society.

Source: Mitsui Chemicals


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