Celanese Material Expertise Helps IVP Plastics Advance Gas-Assist Injection Molding Technology for Tubular Auto Parts

  Celanese Material Expertise Helps IVP Plastics Advance Gas-Assist Injection
  Molding Technology for Tubular Auto Parts

       Unique polymer and processing approach reduces weight and costs

Business Wire

DALLAS & FRANKFURT, Germany & SHANGHAI -- June 3, 2014

Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials
company, is helping to advance gas-assist injection molding by providing
material and processing expertise that IVP Plastics, a provider of solutions
for thermoplastic components and assemblies, is using to reduce weight and
costs of tubular cooling system parts for automotive engines.

“Celanese has a long relationship in working with IVP Plastics to solve
material challenges, especially those found under the hood. Fortron^®
polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) excels in these extreme heat and aggressive
operating conditions that are pushing material limits,” said Edward Hallahan,
Fortron PPS global marketing manager for Celanese.

Auto designers and engineers are looking for new material solutions that will
help them meet fuel economy and emission standards. As engine compartments are
becoming smaller and more compact, traditional metal tubing and rubber hoses
are no longer an option.

“Our unique application of gas-assist molding technology can create a one-shot
injection-molded, non-linear hollow shape with 90 degree turns and molded
fastening points,” said James Mechowski of IVP Plastics. “Glass-filled,
low-viscosity Fortron PPS is the ideal solution from a molding and performance
perspective.”

The IVP Plastics molding process:

  *reduces steps in the manufacturing process;
  *eliminates traditional welding, brazing and plating processes;
  *provides a more dimensionally accurate component with no chance of rust;
  *reduces component cost and weight by as much as 50 percent.

“Celanese has a long history of working with global automotive original
equipment manufacturers and tier suppliers on powertrain and underhood
applications,” said Bob Newill, Celanese application development manager for
powertrain systems. “Fortron PPS is a proven, high-temperature, chemical
resistant material. In this application, Fortron PPS provides cost savings via
lower reject rates, reduction in number of fabrication steps, shorter cycle
times and higher process reliability.”

Fortron PPS is a semi-crystalline polymer that features exceptionally high
temperature performance up to 240 degrees Celsius (464 degrees Fahrenheit);
outstanding resistance to fuels, oils and solvents; excellent hardness,
stiffness and dimensional stability; and inherent flame-resistance. It is
often used to replace metals and thermosets in various automotive,
electrical/electronics, aerospace, fluid handling and industrial/consumer
applications.

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. With sales almost equally divided
between North America, Europe and Asia, the company uses the full breadth of
its global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for
customers and the corporation. Celanese partners with customers to solve their
most critical needs while making a positive impact on its communities and the
world. Based in Dallas, Texas, Celanese employs approximately 7,400 employees
worldwide and had 2013 net sales of $6.5 billion. For more information about
Celanese Corporation and its 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. Fortron^® is a registered trademark of Fortron Industries LLC.

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Contact:

Celanese Business Contacts:
Engineered Materials:
Media Relations Americas
W. Travis Jacobsen, +1 972-443-3750
William.Jacobsen@celanese.com
or
Media Relations Europe
Henning Küell, +49-69-45009-1797
Henning.Kuell@celanese.com
or
Media Relations Asia
Amber Zhao, +86-21-3861-9222
Tong.Zhao@celanese.com
 
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