Ineos Styrolution highlights use of its Zylar 261 material for new range of washing machines by China-based household appliances maker; material was selected for high clarity, high gloss surface quality, crack resistance and more

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SHANGHAI, China , March 9, 2022 (press release) –

INEOS Styrolution’s Zylar® 261 used in Hisense’s new range of washing machines (image courtesy of Hisense, 2022) 

  • Zylar®261 selected for high clarity, high gloss surface quality and excellent ESCR performance (Environmental Stress Crack Resistance) against alcohol basis sanitiser and cleaning detergent
  • Zylar®261 possesses excellent processability and lower energy consumption allowing for better manufacturing efficiencies
  • First successful commercialisation of Zylar® 261 by a Chinese household and electronics manufacturer in China

INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announced today that its Zylar® 261 has been selected by Hisense, an established Chinese state-owned multinational manufacturer of household appliances and electronics in China. Zylar® 261 will be the material of choice replacing MABS (methylmethacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) in Hisense’s new range of washing machines.

Zylar 261 is able to meet a wide range of demanding requirements, including mechanical properties, heat and chemical resistance. Featuring higher clarity, high gloss surface quality and excellent ESCR performance against alcohol-based sanitisers and cleaning detergents, it is a material of choice for household applications.

Zylar 261 is also more than an alternative for MABS. With a five percent lower density advantage over MABS, lower energy consumption and an increase in productivity due to the material’s excellent processability, it allows Hisense to realise more manufacturing advantages including part weight reduction. Hisense is also the first Chinese household and electronics manufacturer in China to successfully commercialize this grade.

Ms. ZhiYun Zhou, Chief Design Engineer, Hisense Group, says, “As a leading consumer electronics and home appliances manufacturer, our company tries to stay at the forefront of innovation. The performance of Zylar 261 fits exactly our requirements and enables us to realise more manufacturing advantages. We also appreciate INEOS Styrolution’s outstanding reputation, excellent customer service and consistent product quality meet the design requirements for our premium household appliances range.”

“We are very pleased that Hisense had chosen Zylar 261 as the solution for their new range of washing machines,” says Paulo Motta, Vice President, Specialties Business Management, Asia Pacific, INEOS Styrolution. “We are fully committed to continue providing Hisense with the best material solutions in the future and fulfilling its ambitions in the household and electronics industry.”

INEOS Styrolution’s innovative range of Zylar products are characterised by water clear transparency, high flowability, good chemical resistance and customisable toughness and is suitable for use in applications across various industries including healthcare, household, toys/sports/leisure and packaging.

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Chinaplas, Shanghai, PR China, April 25-28, 2022: hall 7.2H/ booth C121
K fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, October 19-26, 2022: hall 6/ booth 6D28
INEOS Styrolution is the leading global styrenics supplier, with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS Standard and styrenic specialties. With world-class production facilities and more than 90 years of experience, INEOS Styrolution helps its customers succeed by offering solutions, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets. At the same time, these innovative and sustainable best-in-class solutions help make the circular economy for styrenics a reality. The company provides styrenic applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including automotive, electronics, household, construction, healthcare, packaging and toys/sports/leisure. In 2020, sales were at 4 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,600 people and operates 20 production sites in ten countries.

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