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8040 Dixie Highway
Florence, Kentucky 41042, USA
Tel: 859/372-3244 • Toll Free: 800/833-4882 • Fax: 859/372-3125
E-mail: prodinfo@ticona.com • Web Site: www.ticona.com

Ticona Engineering Polymers, a business of Celanese Corporation, produces and markets a broad range of engineering polymers for use in demanding applications. It achieved net sales of $1.03 billion in 2007 and employs about 2,000 individuals at production, compounding and research and development facilities in the United States, Germany, Brazil and China.

Main Ticona offices are in Florence, Ky., and Kelsterbach, Germany, and Shanghai, China. Its Americas production and R&D facilities are located in Auburn Hills, Mich.; Shelby and Wilmington, N.C.; Bishop, Texas; Florence, Ky.; Winona, Minn.; and Suzano, Brazil. In Europe, it runs production and R&D facilities in Kelsterbach, Oberhausen and Frankfurt, Germany.

Together with its non-consolidated affiliates Polyplastics and Korean Engineering Plastics, Ticona has a significant presence in Asia (e.g., Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Malaysia), and is making major capital investments there.

Products, Applications and Service

Ticona products are typically used in challenging environments that demand strong, stiff and dimensionally stable polymers having excellent mechanical, chemical and thermal performance. These products include:

  • Celanex® thermoplastic polyester (PBT)
  • Celcon® / Hostaform® acetal copolymers (or polyoxymethylene)
  • Celstran® long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (LFRT)
  • Fortron® polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)
  • GUR® ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE)
  • Impet® thermoplastic polyester (PET)
  • Riteflex® thermoplastic polyester elastomer (TPC-ET)
  • Vandar® thermoplastic polyester alloy (PBT)
  • Vectra® liquid crystalline polymer (LCP)

Ticona polymers are used by designers and engineers across major markets including automotive, aerospace, electrical, electronic, medical, appliance, information technology, communications, chemical processing and consumer products.

Ticona often provides material scientists, design engineers and processing experts to help its global customers make optimum use of the Ticona polymers they select at all stages of product development from concept and design through prototyping and production.



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