Bjørn Thorsen distributes high-performance specialty polyamides from Xianglong

As of January 1st, 2023, Bjørn Thorsen A/S is distributing Xianglong product range of high-performance transparent nylon 12.

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We are excited to begin a new distribution journey with our Chinese supplier Shandong Xianglong New Materials Co. Ltd. (Xianglong), as of January 1st, 2023. Bjørn Thorsen A/S is now the exclusive distributor of Xianglong product range of high-performance transparent nylon 12, commercialized under the brand Chanlon™, in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Letonia, Lithuania, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France, and the French portions of Belgium and Switzerland.

“We are happy to complement our current portfolio with new nylon grades that offer high transparency, good chemical resistance and high abrasion resistance.” states Grégory Eldin, Directeur Commercial of Bjorn Thorsen Distribution France and Principal Manager for Xianglong. “This addition fits well in our product portfolio, especially the biobased G4001 grade, with 45% renewable content enabling lower carbon footprint, and thus reinforcing our focus on providing more environmentally friendly alternatives”.

By adding a range of high-performance transparent nylon 12, Bjorn Thorsen aims to close a gap in the current market, offering customers price competitive materials, technical guidance, and supply certainty, with standard grades stored at Bjørn Thorsen European warehouses.

High-performance specialty polyamides – Transparent nylon 12

The Chanlon™ product families of high-performance specialty polyamides from Xianglong includes transparent nylon (incl. a high temperature grade), barrier nylon, and long chain PA (PA1010, PA1012). Some of the characteristics of these nylon 12 materials are:

  • Permanent transparency and high light transmission
  • High dimensional stability and easy processing
  • Excellent abrasion and scratch resistance
  • Bio-based content of up to 45% (for the G4001 grade)
  • Superior impact resistance to high/low temperature
  • Good chemical and solvent resistance
  • High level of UV resistance and weathering stability
  • High stress crack resistance
  • High flexural fatigue strength and high memorability
  • Low density and light quality
  • Easily colorable and food contact approval

These materials can be used in a wide range of end-applications, like electronics, automotive, construction, household appliances, medical equipment, baby products, etc. For more information about the products, please contact Principal Manager, Grégory Eldin at

About Xianglong:

Shandong Xianglong New Materials Corp was established in 2012 and is located in Weifang, Shandong. The company’s factory covers an area of 200,000 square meters, with three divisions: nylon polymerization, modified engineering plastics, color masterbatch and color co-extrusion materials. In 2021, they registered a turnover of 32 mil. USD. More information on: Home – Shandong Xianglong New Materials Corp. (

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