Hall 6 | Booth A7 + B7
Celanese will highlight its material solutions from advanced materials to consumer speciality products for a variety of industries under the theme “Celanese – The chemistry inside innovation”. Advantages of engineered materials, such as parts consolidation, cost reduction, performance, functionality, appearance, durability and recyclability, will be presented on a variety of applications.
The focus within the applications for mobility is on how weight and cost reduction can be achieved with structural and functional components relying on engineered materials. The exhibits will include solutions for automotive powertrain, advanced fuel systems and interior and exterior components.
As a highlight, the two extreme athletes Eric Folz, an engineer at Ticona, and Mike Fuchs, a professional photographer, who successfully completed the three-week trip to the northernmost point of the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen in April, will provide insights on their Arctic expedition and experiences with their “Polymers-on-Ice” Pulka sled. It was manufactured using Celstran unidirectional continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFR-TP) and GUR ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE).
The shell of the Pulka sled was made from unidirectional Celstran CFR-TP tapes. It is 170cm long and 63cm wide. The load volume under the cover is 600l. The runners are made from GUR UHMW-PE, a special polyethylene (PE) that is said to be shatterproof and scratch resistant even under extreme stresses while maintaining good glide characteristics.
Another exhibit within the Mobility range is a thermoplastic composite helicopter tailplane. It uses a composite prepreg made with Fortron polyphenylene sulphide (PPS), achieving a 15% weight reduction compared with the predecessor models made from conventional composites. As the first of its kind, the 3m long tailplane has a single-piece torsion box made from thermoplastic composite. This core element comprises four preforms co-consolidated under pressure. Both the leading and trailing edges of the tailplane are made from reinforced thermoplastic composite laminates attached to thin, pressed ribs and individually exchangeable. All the components are made from preformed TenCate Cetex prepregs based on Fortron PPS. The curved tailplane tips are made from conventional carbon-epoxy preforms.
Within the materials range for consumer applications, the group presents a stylish oven designed by award-winning designer Indio da Costa of Brazil; da Costa will be at the exhibit to discuss contemporary design with a focus on geometry, harmony and consistency thanks to material innovations.
In addition, there will be communication devices (mobile phones, tablets, laptops), cookware, sporting equipment, and lamps with OLED modules and eye wear with anti-fog films.
A specialised liquid crystal polymer (LCP), Vectra E840i LDS, used in an innovative OLED light element that received the MID-Industry Award 2013. The OLED module represents a ready-to-connect solution that maintains its slim design, thanks to a flat casing that was developed by completely integrating the electronics via laser direct structuring (LDS). The assembly delivers a glare-free, uniform area of light and is intended to open up new opportunities in the design of ultra-flat lighting systems.
Water & Healthcare
A closed water circulation system will demonstrate the benefits of engineered materials used in filtration, storage and distribution.
As far as the healthcare sector is concerned, there will be a display of diagnostic devices, drug delivery systems and packaging, medical devices and orthopaedic implants and applications that employ engineering polymers, which comply with regulatory agency requirements and provide customers with traceability and product quality.
Clarifoil Thermoform Films are cellulose di-acetate films used in a wide range of products. They are said to be able to provide an environmentally friendly, cost-effective alternative to conventional packaging. The thermoform film is made primarily from wood pulp.