Celanese to Add Celstran® Production Capability to Suzano, Brazil, Facility

  Celanese to Add Celstran® Production Capability to Suzano, Brazil, Facility

  Local production will allow Celanese to better serve customers in growing
                                    region

Business Wire

DALLAS & FRANKFURT, Germany & SHANGHAI & SÃO PAULO -- July 16, 2014

Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials
company, today announced that it will expand its manufacturing capabilities at
the company’s Suzano, Brazil, facility to include Celstran® long fiber
reinforced thermoplastics (LFRT) production. The Celstran® expansion is
expected to be operational by mid-2015.

This new Celstran® LFRT production operation will be part of the company’s
manufacturing site in Suzano where Celanese already compounds Hostaform® /
Celcon® acetal copolymer (POM) and Celanex® / Vandar® thermoplastic polyester
(PBT) products for customers in Brazil and Latin America.

“The addition of Celstran® manufacturing capabilities to our existing site
outside Sao Paulo is part of the Celanese growth strategy to directly serve
our customers in Brazil and Latin America, where we see a healthy growth
potential, especially in automotive applications,” said Phil McDivitt, vice
president and general manager of the engineered materials business of
Celanese.

Celanese long fiber reinforced thermoplastics, including Celstran®, Factor®
and Compel®, offer a combination of stiffness and toughness unparalleled by
conventional short-fiber reinforced thermoplastics. These products provide
customers with outstanding value in meeting the needs of demanding
applications that require metal replacement, weight reduction (resulting in
lower carbon dioxide emissions), impact strength, design freedom and easy
processing in key applications for:

  *Automotive: structural, functional and appearance parts (instrument
    panels, door modules, front end modules, window systems, battery trays,
    clutch pedals, gear shift levers, consoles, HVAC louvers, air intake pipes
    and fascia supports).
  *Consumer: appliances, electronics, power tools, garden equipment
    (housings, gears, pulleys, wheels and fan blades).
  *Industrial: piping and connectors, window systems, and building and
    construction.
  *Aerospace: seating systems, overhead consoles and cabin carts.

“By bringing this new production capacity to Brazil, Celanese will be the
first local producer of Celstran® LFRT,” said Stefan Kutta, Celanese global
director, Automotive industry. “We will leverage our local commercial and
technical teams to deliver innovative polymer solutions to our customers and
further support the growth of Celstran® in Latin America.”

“Having local production of Celstran® in Brazil will allow Celanese to better
serve our customers by responding faster toincremental volumes and peak
demands in this dynamic region,” said Guert Rucker, commercial director, South
America, for Celanese. “Production in Brazil will also help address our
customers’ needs for value chain localization of raw materials, enabling those
customers working with Celanese to receive even further tax benefits in the
automotive segment via the government program Inovarauto and regional trade
agreements.”

The broad product line of Celstran® LFRT grades are produced using a patented
pultrusion process that provides the highest quality impregnation and optimal
wetting of the reinforcement fibers. By using various matrix materials,
including polyamide (PA), polypropylene (PP), polyphenylene sulfide (PPS),
PBT, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high-density polyethylene (HDPE),
polyacrylic acid (PAA), POM, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and others; and
imbedding various glass-, carbon-, stainless steel- and aramid-fibers together
with additives, Celanese LFRT grades can be tailored to meet many specific
application requirements.

For more Celstran® LFRT product and performance information, visit:
http://www.celanese.com/Celstranlfrt/auto

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 trademarks indicated above are owned by Celanese International Corporation
or its affiliates.

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Contact:

Celanese
Media Relations (Americas)
Travis Jacobsen, +1 972-443-3750
William.Jacobsen@celanese.com
or
Media Relations Europe (Germany)
Henning Küell, +49-69-45009-1797
Henning.Kuell@celanese.com
or
Media Relations Asia (Shanghai)
Amber Zhao, +86-21-3861-9222
Tong.Zhao@celanese.com
or
Commercial Contact (Brazil)
Guert Rucker, +55 11 3147 3388
Guert.Rucker@celanese.com
 
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