Chevron Phillips Chemical Adds New Ryton® PPS Grades for Food Contact Applications

  Chevron Phillips Chemical Adds New Ryton® PPS Grades for Food Contact

Business Wire

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- August 13, 2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) is
introducing two new grades to its Ryton^® polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) product
line for use in food contact applications. These high performance compounds -
R-4-232NA and R-4-222NA - meet U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
regulations and EU Commission Regulation 10/2011.

“At Chevron Phillips Chemical, we are continuously innovating our line of
Ryton^® PPS products to meet the evolving needs of the dynamic markets we
serve,” said Greg Harkness, Business Development Manager, Specialties,
Aromatics & Styrenics at Chevron Phillips Chemical. “We recognized the need
for a durable, food-contact grade thermoplastic material and are confident
these new compounds will deliver an excellent alternative to metals.”

Like all products in the Ryton^® PPS portfolio, the new grades deliver
superior chemical resistance and dimensional stability in extreme
temperatures. With this combination of properties, the compounds are
well-suited for applications that require intricate parts and need to
withstand hot water, sterilization and chemical disinfectants, such as coffee
maker brewing chambers and food processing components.

“Engineers and product designers have come to rely on Ryton^® PPS as a
superior material for applications that require long-term dimensional
stability and resistance to harsh environments,” said Kyle Mathis, Engineering
Polymers General Manager at Chevron Phillips Chemical. “When compared to
metals, the new grades provide them with a greater level of design freedom for
new innovations and productivity while meeting today’s industry and regulatory

Ryton^® R-4-232NA PPS resin is a 40 percent glass filled, high flow grade
providing excellent chemical resistance to hot water, sterilization and
chemical disinfectants. Ryton^® R-4-222NA PPS resin is a 40 percent glass
filled grade specially formulated for enhanced mechanical strength for
applications with constant or repeated exposure to hot water.

About Ryton^® PPS and PPS Alloys

As a worldwide leader in the polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) market, Chevron
Phillips Chemical Company LP’s line of high performance engineering resins and
alloys has a long-standing reputation for high temperature dimensional
stability and chemical resistance. Commercializing PPS more than 40 years ago,
the company’s Engineering Polymers group is a PPS pioneer, innovator and
global supplier. Developed as a lightweight alternative to metal, Ryton^® PPS
resins and alloys can be compounded with glass fibers and other fillers to
achieve desired properties. For more information about Ryton^® PPS products,

About Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, one of the world’s top producers of
olefins and polyolefins and a leading supplier of aromatics, alpha olefins,
styrenics, specialty chemicals, plastic piping and polymer resins. With
approximately 5,000 employees, the LLC and its affiliates own more than $9
billion in assets, including 37 manufacturing and research facilities in eight
countries. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC is equally owned by Chevron
U.S.A. Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, and
by wholly-owned subsidiaries of Phillips 66, and is headquartered in The
Woodlands, Texas.  For more information about Chevron Phillips Chemical, visit Also, follow us on Twitter: @chevronphillips.


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