e company’s KyronMAX material is reportedly strongest moldable polymers available for metal replacement applications.
e company’s KyronMAX material is reportedly strongest moldable polymers available for metal replacement applications.

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials (MCAM) has expanded its range of structural thermoplastic materials for new applications in the medical, oil & gas, aerospace, automotive, and recreation industries.

The company’s KyronMAX material incorporates MCAM’s short carbon fiber technology, which MCAM says makes it the strongest moldable polymers available for metal replacement applications, now at 60,000 psi (414 MPa) tensile strength.

‘We’ve done studies on the savings of using KyronMAX compounds to replace metal,’ said Dave Wilkinson, technology director. ‘When you start taking weight out of the material you get a massive CO2 reduction because you don’t need as much fuel to power the vehicle.’ 

‘While we began with a line of high-temperature engineering thermoplastics we have migrated to include the general purpose polymers as well, including polypropylene, nylon and polycarbonate,’ added Wilkinson. ‘If the customer requires nylon 6/6, we can give them a nylon 6/6 that is stronger than anything on the market. If they need a polycarbonate, we can give them one that’s stronger than any other material.’

This story uses material from MCAM, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.