Fowlerville, MI - Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Inc., has developed a new polypropylene technology: Thermylene® SWP – (Stress Whitening Prevention), a specialty compounded polypropylene resin that will not show signs of stress whitening over time when subjected to pressure, wear and tear. Haworth®, in Holland, Michigan is using Thermylene SWP, in 10 different colors, to add value to their award winning Very® brand of highly sustainable seating. "Thermylene® SWP is a big improvement for Haworth chairs – it provides better results for color matching and feels softer with even greater flexibility," said Tim Fookes, P.E., Manager, Seating Engineering at Haworth. "It has the strong physical properties of a nylon in a polypropylene, combined with anti stress whitening, which will bring value to a number of products and applications," added Scott Kushion, Director – Industrial Segment at Asahi Kasei Plastics North America.
Thermylene® SWP builds upon the strengths of Asahi Kasei's polypropylene portfolio opening the door to applications traditionally specified with Nylon while providing the aesthetic and economical benefits of polypropylene. Available in endless colors, Thermylene® SWP can be used in many seating and furniture applications. It also meets specifications for use in Automotive, Electronics, Bath & Spa, Building and Construction and many other plastic applications that will benefit from stress whitening prevention. Asahi Kasei Plastics offers a wide selection of innovative and cost effective resin material solutions for a broad range of applications.