11 January 2012
Styrolution: A beverage holder that elegantly “holds its own”
The beverage holder “Stick-iT,” made of Terblend N plastic, receives innovation award in Geneva.
“Stick-iT,” a portable beverage holder made by the Belgian company CP Multi Trading BVBA, received the golden innovation award at the 2011 International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, Switzerland. This piece, which serves as a holder for plates, glasses, bottles or cans, is made of the plastic Terblend® N NG-02 EF, an ABS+PA blend produced by Styrolution. In spite of its fiberglass content, this plastic can be used without being coated. The granules, which are pre-dyed by the manufacturer, come in a wide range of colors, thus saving time and cutting costs.
This Terblend N grade has been specially designed for aesthetically pleasing applications. It has relatively low fiberglass content at eight percent and provides an excellent balance between enhanced stiffness and durability. Moreover, this plastic stands out for its high surface quality and pleasant surface feel. In addition, mold textures can be replicated very precisely, giving the plastic a matt surface that is easy to grip during use.
Another advantage of Terblend N is that it is easy to process. In particular, the EF (excellent-flow) grades are especially free-flowing, allowing the creation of geometrically complex injection-molded parts, such as the filigree details of the beverage holder. This plastic also offers the requisite dimensional stability under heat as well as chemical and UV resistance, making the beverage holder very stabile and robust. It can easily withstand exposure to sun, rain and other liquids, thus lending itself well to outdoor use in the backyard, at the campground or on the beach.
Additional information about the material Terblend N made by Styrolution is available at www.terblend-n.com.
“Stick-iT,” the portable beverage holder made with Styrolution’s plastic Terblend® N received the golden innovation award at the International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, Switzerland. This Terblend N grade, which has been specially designed for aesthetically pleasing applications, stands out for its high stiffness and sturdiness, as well as surface quality and pleasant feel. For these reasons, it lends itself well to outdoor use in the backyard, at the campground or on the beach.
Styrolution is the leading global styrenics supplier with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, copolymers, and ABS. As a joint venture of BASF and INEOS, Styrolution combines the key styrenics assets of two of the biggest chemical companies in the world – with more than 70 years of experience, complementary competencies and portfolios. Styrolution strives to serve the success of its customers by offering them the best possible solution, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets.
The company provides styrenics applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including automotive, electrical/electronics, building and construction, household appliances, toys/sports/leisure, packaging, healthcare and diagnostics.
In 2010, pro forma combined sales were at 6.4 billion euros, resulting in an EBITDA before exceptionals of 407 million euros.
Styrolution employs about 3,400 people and operates 17 production sites in ten countries.
For further information contact Mr. Jeremy Whittaker, Global Manager Public Relations:
Styrolution Group GmbH
60325 Frankfurt (Germany)
Phone:+49 69 5095501025