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JSP & Qycell JV to Develop and Manufacture Sheet Foam Materials based on Cross-linked Polymer Technology

Published on 2012-02-27. Author : SpecialChem

JSP announces the launch of a new business: manufacturing sheet foams as a joint venture with Qycell Corporation of Ontario, California. This new JSP activity will focus on development, manufacturing and marketing of sheet foam materials based on a proprietary cross-linked polymer technology.

JSP will provide thin sheet polyethylene (PE) foams in continuous roll stock for use in a variety of automotive, pressure sensitive tape, laminate and other specialty applications. The manufacturing process bypasses the need for the use of complex chemistry and processing to create environmentally friendly cross linked polymers in extruded sheet foam and provides added value to users of the foam material in several ways.

Cross-linked foamed PE sheets can be made thinner due to this unique process, helping reduce material usage without compromising performance, such as with pressure sensitive laminated tapes. The process adds tensile strength in comparison to equivalent PE sheet foam, and results in products with greater resistance to high temperatures and to chemical exposure.

"This technology acquisition and added manufacturing capability create an exciting new dimension to JSP's presence in North America," commented Kevin Brophy, General Manager. "We are able to apply our global expertise in the manufacture of sheet foams, provide new products to our existing North American automotive customers, and also introduce JSP as a high performance supplier in markets beyond automotive and packaging, where we are already well established."

The company is already eyeing new technologies, including cross-linked polypropylene sheet foam, new oxygen barriers for use in food processing and other developments based on polymer and processing innovation made possible by its application of other JSP technology developments in other global regions.

About JSP

JSP is the world leader in production and development of engineering foams that are essential products for the automotive, packaging and consumer product industries. A true global provider, JSP helps its customers increase their profitability through the innovative use of its materials.

About Qycell Corporation

Qycell Corporation is an industry leader in the manufacturing of cross-linked foam. Independent of the JSP joint venture, Qycell will continue to manufacture and market chemically cross-linked products.

About JSP and ARPRO®

JSP is the world leader in production and development of ARPRO® and its many applications. An essential product for the automotive, packaging and consumer product industries, ARPRO® is a source of strength, durability and weight reduction. Designers and engineers use ARPRO® to stretch their imaginations developing new and better solutions. A true global provider, JSP helps its customers increase their profitability through the innovative use of ARPRO®. The company's stock is quoted on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Source: JSP


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