Celanese Announces Five New Polymer Innovations at K 2016

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Celapex™ high flow PEEK, Celstran® high flow LFT, Fortron® flexible
PPS, Hostaform® M25IE POM, and MetaLX® appearance nylon launched to meet
market and customer demand

DALLAS & DÜSSELDORF, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Manufacturers in every sector are dealing with more complex components
with a greater emphasis on form, function and feel in everything from
consumer electronics to medical devices to vehicles. To help
manufacturers worldwide find the right materials to meet these
challenges, Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and
specialty materials company, today announces at the K 2016 plastics
trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany, five new polymer innovations designed
to meet the complex design and product development specifications of
global auto, medical, consumer, electronics and industrial manufacturers
worldwide.

“In today’s market, designers and engineers in every industry we serve
face unprecedented challenges, and extraordinary development
opportunities, from changing market expectations,” said Todd Elliott,
vice president of Material Solutions, Celanese. “At Celanese, we’re
tailoring our product portfolio to meet the ever-changing needs of our
customers. Since we work in such a broad array of specialty industries,
we’re able to share and apply insights between industries to help our
customers overcome their most challenging product development
requirements.”

Celanese engineers have gone beyond design and polymer implementation to
change the functional characters of the polymers in its portfolio. The
new materials options announced today give engineers the freedom to
design and manufacture high-performing, attractive and practical
components and products buyers demand.

At K 2016, Celanese will introduce these five new polymer products, as
well as showcase three trends driving polymer innovation and the
advantages that come from choosing an engineered material from Celanese:

  • Celapex™ high flow PEEK – high flow polymers that address
    injection molding processing issues typically associated with PEEK.
    The Celanese solution enables molding of thin wall, intricate parts
    with high precision and tight tolerance and facilitates ease of
    processing even at high filler loading.
  • Celstran® high flow LFT – Celanese offers one of the most
    advanced lines of long fiber thermoplastics. New high flow grades help
    molders and designers to develop thinner (1.0-1.5mm thick walls),
    lighter, and more efficient components and parts.
  • Fortron® flexible PPS – a highly durable, heat resistant
    polymer is now available with the flexibility required for clips,
    fasteners, tubes, and cable ties in today’s complex automotive and
    industrial systems.
  • Hostaform® M25IE POM – to gain higher production throughput
    rates, polymer sheet manufacturers are increasingly utilizing the
    calendering process to produce polyoxymethylene (POM) sheets in a wide
    range of thicknesses and sizes that the market demands. Hostaform®
    M25IE was developed to meet the exacting performance and processing
    requirements for POM sheets while maintaining POM’s strength,
    durability, moisture and chemical resistance, and tribological
    properties.
  • MetaLX® appearance nylon – by applying our experience in
    metal-effect and mold-in-color polymers to nylon, Celanese now offers
    an extensive range of polymer appearance solutions to meet aesthetic
    and operational needs.

Industry Trends Driving Polymer Innovation

  • Flexibility Where it Matters: Fortron® flexible
    high-temperature polymers deliver the performance characteristics
    customers need for applications where flexibility and high
    heat-resistance are paramount. Smaller engine compartments and complex
    industrial machinery have high temperature requirements for fasteners,
    clips and tubing, and Celanese’s Fortron® flexible high-temperature
    polymers are an ideal solution for these kinds of applications.
  • Thinner Walls, Lighter Parts: Whether engineering complex
    geometries in high-heat applications or light-weighting structural
    components, manufacturers need solutions that offer high flowability
    and dimensional stability. Celanese has added Celstran® and Celapex™
    high flow polymer solutions to its high-flow polymer portfolio. As a
    long fiber reinforced thermoplastic (LFT), Celstran® high flow LFT
    enables thinner walls but does not sacrifice part strength or
    operational performance. The new Celapex™ high flow PEEK is a high
    temperature polymer that enables molding of thin wall intricate parts
    and long flow length components while maintaining many of the
    physical, mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of PEEK.
  • Beauty by Design through Appearance Polymers: Celanese has also
    expanded its appearance polymer portfolio by bringing aesthetic
    capabilities to a new nylon product line. This new portfolio provides
    metal-effect, mold-in-color, and a new piano black solution in nylon.
    Celanese’s MetaLX® appearance and mold-in-color polymers are helping
    designers and engineers apply a wide range of aesthetic solutions to
    their designs.

Celanese at K 2016 – Hall 6 Stand #6A07

To learn more about Celanese engineered materials and these four new
polymer innovations now available as part of the world’s broadest
polymer product line, visit the Celanese booth in Hall 6 stand #6A07 or
visit http://kfair.celanese.com/.

At the Celanese stand at K 2016, the company will be introducing these
new polymer innovations as well as helping customers experience the Art
of Material Selection
as they choose the right engineered material
for their most challenging application.

To learn more about K 2016, visit www.k-online.com/.

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production
of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in
most major industries and consumer applications. Our two complementary
business cores, Acetyl Chain and Materials Solutions, use the full
breadth of Celanese’s global chemistry, technology and business
expertise to create value for our customers and the corporation. As we
partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs,
we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world
through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs
approximately 7,000 employees worldwide and had 2015 net sales of $5.7
billion. For more information about Celanese and our product offerings,
visit
www.celanese.com
or our blog at
www.celaneseblog.com.

All registered trademarks are owned by Celanese International
Corporation or its affiliates.

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Celanese
Investor Relations:
Chuck Kyrish,
+1-972-443-4574
chuck.kyrish@celanese.com
or
Media
Relations – Global:

W. Travis Jacobsen, +1-972-443-3750
william.jacobsen@celanese.com
or
Media
Relations Asia (Shanghai):

Helen Zhang, +86 21 3861 9279
lan.zhang@celanese.com
or
Media
Relations Europe (Germany):

Jens Kurth, +49(0)69 45009 1574
j.kurth@celanese.com

Source: Celanese Corporation