FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY — Celanese Corp. debuted a new specialty grade of acetal resin at the Fakuma trade show.
SlideX acetal will be sold under the Dallas-based firm's Hostaform brand name. The new material is tribologically modified and can be used in injection molded parts in several types of mechanical systems. Potential applications include gear shift systems, stabilizer joints and furniture slide systems.
“This new grade means our customers will no longer have to worry about friction, external lubrication, wear or noise when they use [SlideX] material in their components with challenging sliding conditions,” engineered materials vice president and general manager Phil McDivitt said in a news release.
Celanese employs 7,400 worldwide and posted sales of $6.5 billion in 2013.