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TPX® Polymethylpentene (PMP) Case Studies

Explore our case studies to learn more about the applications of TPX™

Food Containers

Heat Resistance | Releasability (Antifouling Property) | Transparency

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TPX™ is widely used for food containers.

 

Benefits of using TPX™
One of the characteristics of TPX™ is its anti-fouling property. This is enabled by its releasability, which is higher than that of other resins. The material also features high heat resistance, which permits use in microwave ovens.

 

Recommended Grades
RT31/RT31XB/RT18/RT18XB

Release Film for FPC

Heat Resistance | Releasability Protrusion and Recess | Followability

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TPX™ is used for molding FPC substrates and has widespread application for release films.

 

Benefits of using TPX™ 
While boasting high heat resistance, TPX™ also features low heat distortion temperature, which enables it to follow minute protrusions and recesses of FPC substrate surface. This stops adhesive leaking to the circuit section during the pressing process. TPX™ is also more releasable than other materials, simplifying releasing tasks.

 

Recommended Grades
RT18/MX002/MX004

Rubber Hoses

Heat Resistance|Releasability|Dimensional Stability|Repeated Use

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TPX™ is applied widely for process materials for rubber hose manufacturing process (sheaths and mandrels).

 

Benefits of using TPX™
TPX™ features excellent heat resistance and enables high temperature vulcanization. TPX™ mandrels ensure high precision of the hose's inner diameter while TPX™ sheaths enable mirror finishing of the hose's exterior. Both mandrels and sheaths can be used repeatedly, enabling manufacturing costs to be lowered.

 

Recommended Grades D845/MX002/MX004/DX560M

Release Paper for Synthetic Leather

Heat Resistance|Releasability

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The advantages of TPX™ enable it to be used for release paper for synthetic leather.

 

Benefits of using TPX™
Because of its high heat resistance and pattern transferability, TPX™ is used widely for release paper for synthetic leather. It can also be used more repeatedly than other materials, helping to reduce the process cost.

 

Recommended Grades
DX231|310/MX002

Experimental Apparatuses

Transparency | Chemical Resistance

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The advantages of TPX™ enable it to be used for experimental apparatuses.

 

Benefits of using TPX™
Because of its stable C-C bonds, TPX™ has better chemical resistance compared with PC/ PMMA materials. TPX™ basically shows excellent chemical resistance, particularly against acids, alkalis, and alcohol. For this reason, TPX™ is also used for experimental apparatuses.

 

Recommended Grades
RT18/RT31/MX002O

Hollow Fiber

Gas Permeability | Steam Resistance

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TPX™ is used for hollow fiber by taking advantage of its gas permeability. Benefits of using TPX™ TPX™ is characterized by its excellent gas permeability, which derives from its molecular structure. This gives TPX™ broad gas permeative applications, such as hollow fiber for artificial lungs and gas separation membranes for sewage treatment facilities.

 

Recommended Grades   
DX818/DX470/MX004

Resin Modification

Releasability|Chemical Resistance

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Given its characteristics, TPX™ is used as a resin modifier.  Above all, its superior heat resistance and releasabiltiy enable it to be used for electronic materials and special printing paper.

 

Benefits of TPX™   
When TPX ™ is added to another resin and then stretched, an even void is created between TPX ™ and the resin.  This helps improve the printablity and optical properties.

Heat-Resistant Wraps

Heat Resistance|Transparency

imageProperties of TPX™ enables it to be used for wraps which are compatible with microwave ovens.

 

Benefits of TPX™
Wraps made by using TPX ™ remain unmelted at higher temperatures than conventional wraps (PVDC and PE wraps).  Hence, they can be used safely for cooking or reheating food in a microwave oven.

 

LED Mold

Heat Resistance|Releasability

imageThe advantages of TPX™ mean it can be used for resin molds of LED.

 

Benefits of using TPX™
Harnessing its heat resistance and releasability, TPX™ is used for the release molds of LED.  Moreover, these molds can be used repeatedly, helping to reduce manufacturing cost.

 

Recommended Grades
RT18

Animal Cage

Transparency|Steam Resistance|Light Weight

imageAdvantages of TPX™also make it appropriate for animal cages. 

 

Benefits of using TPX™ 
Taking advantage of its heat resistance, transparency and light weight, TPX ™ is used for animal cages.  TPX ™ has been used in medical related applications signifying that the cages have a minimal impact on living things.

 

Recommended Grades
MX004/MX004XB

 

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