29 Oct 2010
Mitsubishi K 2010 Press Kit
27 Oct - 3 Nov, Düsseldorf, Germany
Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics has extended its Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) materials portfolio by introducing 2 new grades. XANTAR® LDS 3720, was specifically developed to show very good practical impact performance, suitable for use in mobile phone covers or housings, and XANTAR® LDS 3730, which is the first Halogen-free flame retardant LDS grade, used to create antennas in laptops and notebooks. They join XANTAR® LDS 3710, which was used as the first LDS materials to create a mobile phone antenna and have since provided Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics with a proven track record of quality and performance in antenna systems applications.
Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics has announced that its XANTAR® and XANTAR® C grades have been fully approved in major smart meter replacement projects, including EDF’s smart meter replacement project in France. With the international deregulation of the energy markets and the increasing drive for energy efficiency, there is a vast demand for smart and intelligent meters for electricity, gas and water that can be accessed remotely. Major development activities are currently ongoing in venues all across Europe. In this context, the large scale activities in France are considered to be an important guideline to all relevant industries along the value chain involved.
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Notes for editors
Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation (MEP) was established in March 1994, following the consolidation of the engineering plastics businesses of Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc., and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, thus creating a vital and responsive new player in this highly dynamic sector.
MEP is a leading supplier of engineering plastics and focuses on developing new materials to meet the changing needs of end users whilst at the same time supporting customers’ product development activities. In all aspects of its operations, the Company is guided by the belief that building close partnerships with customers is the way to conduct business successfully.
MEP has the largest market share in polycarbonate resins in Japan and a flexible and integrated follow-up system in all regions and markets served.
As a leading engineering plastics manufacturer, MEP has pledged to reduce the environmental burden of its operations and prevent pollution, to protect the environment and provide products and services that meet the expectations of customers, stakeholders and society at large.
The MEP Portfolio includes XANTAR® Polycarbonate & Blends; IUPILON® Polycarbonate Resin; NOVAREX® Polycarbonate Resin; RENY® Polyamide MXD6 Resin; NOVADURAN® Polybutylene Terephthalate Resin; IUPITAL® Polyacetal Resin; IUPIACE® Modified PPE Resin; and LEMALLOY® Modified PPE Resin.
With the innovative and high-end polycarbonate XANTAR®, MEP will strengthen its global position in polycarbonate. XANTAR® is currently mainly focused on the European market and DSM’s Specialty Compounds plant in Genk, Belgium will be its toll compounder in Europe.