Copenhagen, 9 January 2023 – During the 3rd quarter of 2022, INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has introduced a new product portfolio of styrenic modifiers dedicated to polymer modification. Bjørn Thorsen A/S has been chosen as one of the specialized distribution partners to bring these new solutions to European markets.
INEOS Styrolution’s modifier porfolio
INEOS Styrolution’s modifier porfolio is the result of intensive testing with a range of customers and partners, including Bjørn Thorsen, over the past years. The result is a thorough set of new grades that not only modify selected product properties to allow for new application designs, but also allow for improved processing resulting for example in working at lower temperatures and with a lower energy consumption.
Stephan Gschwind, Business Development Manager at INEOS Styrolution says: “When we came up with the idea of bringing an entire portfolio of new polymer modifiers to market, we quickly realized that we are on to a great concept. Already during the development phase, we worked with a range of customers to understand their needs, develop our offering and help them to make their great products even better.”
Mikko Långström, Sales Director at Bjørn Thorsen A/S adds: “With constantly increasing performance requirements for end-products, an increasing number of OEMs are looking into polymer modifiers as a viable option to boost material performance. The Styrenic Modifiers portfolio from INEOS Styrolutions answers directly to this demand and enables us to provide our customers solutions that have previously not been available – essentially bringing higher value solution to the end-customers.”
Product properties and the mass balance approach
The new products, such as: Luran® (SAN), Luran® High Heat (AMSAN), Luran S® (ASA), Novodur® (ABS), Novodur® High Heat (ABS HIGH HEAT), Styrolux® (SBC), Styroflex® (SBC), NAS® (SMMA) are addressing the need of compounders and extruders to enhance the properties of polymers and allow for improved processing. These grades can bring properties like: enhanced stiffness, superior long-term heat resistance, better color fastness and retention, UV resistance, dimensional stability, impact resistance, and more. Compatibility and efficiency vary from polymer to polymer and have been tested for polymers like: ABS, ASA, PBT, PC, PP, PE, PS, PVC, SAN, SBC, TPE and TPU.
In addition to fossil-based polymers, INEOS Styrolution also offers polymers made from renewable feedstock, such as kitchen waste and wood waste, which is not in competition with food production. This supports the mass balance approach, a mechanism designed to start the large-scale transition from fossil to renewable raw materials.
For more information regarding these new products and orders, please contact Mikko Långström at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at +45 30 57 65 66.
About Bjørn Thorsen Group (BTG)
The BTG core distribution team focuses on sales of special raw materials from leading chemical manufacturers (e.g. BYK, Celanese, ExxonMobil, Lubrizol, Cabot, Sun Chemicals, Venator, DRT and others) to customers in diverse end uses in Automotive, Coating, Construction, Industrial, Medical, etc. In recent years, BTG has increasingly acted as a true solution provider, by leveraging its considerable application and processing technology know-how, together with flexible and efficient logistics services from warehouses in several European and other locations around the world. This broader capability is reinforced by the development expertise of its affiliates Customized Compound Solutions A/S (CCS) and Nordic Grafting Company A/S (NGC) that complement BTG’s offering with their own product ranges of customized alloys, compounds and reactive polymers, available globally in response to individual needs.