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HOME APPLIANCES & FURNISHINGS

Home appliances have transformed our lives in the past 70 years, relying on many chemical materials for their development, especially plastics that permit rapid fabrication of housings.

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Home appliances are safer, lighter, quieter and more hygienic as a result of chemicals and plastics use. Plastics do not conduct electricity and can be used for housings in hairdryers, electric razors and food mixers. The poor heat conductivity is useful for toasters and kettles and the thermal insulation properties for handles on kitchen utensils, tools, and saucepan lids. The lightweight properties are ideal for appliances such as vacuum cleaners, and durability is desirable for hardwearing and easily cleaned kitchen appliances and surfaces.

Polyamide is tough and durable, ideal for moving parts in home appliances. Polycarbonate’s transparent properties are used for display panels on washing machines, dishwashers and microwaves. Polypropylene, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and polycarbonate are used for handles and door facings on cookers; liners, handles and internal fittings on refrigerators and freezers; housings and tops on washing machines and dishwashers. Ethylene vinyl acetate is used for freezer door strips, vacuum lean hoses, handle-grips. Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) is infrared transparent which is required for remote control handsets.

Synthetic fibres are durable and hard-wearing textiles for upholstery, curtains and carpets subjected to heavy traffic. For furniture applications polystyrene is used for stackable, hard seating. Seating coverings are often made from synthetic fibres or PVC and soft, flexible, polyurethane foam is used for comfortable seat padding, armchairs and memory foam mattresses.

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Products & Applications

ACRYLIC ACID & ACRYLATE ESTERS

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Acrylic Acid

Applications: Ceramics

Ethyl Acrylate

Applications: Furniture Coatings & Polishes

Methyl Methacrylate

Applications: Lighting & Plumbing Fixtures |Television Screens | Bath/Shower Doors

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BIO-MATERIALS & INTERMEDIATES

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Adipic Acid

Applications: Polyurethanes Production for Furniture

Polyether Polyols

Applications: Rigid & Flexible Foams for Furniture

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Elastomers & Flexible Foams

Glycerine

Applications: Polyurethane Production

Viscose Fibres

Applications: Furnishings

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CHLOR-ALKALI & DERIVATIVES

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PVC

Applications: Appliance Parts | Coated Fabric | Synthetic Leather

MDI

Applications: Polyurethane Memory Foam Mattresses | Polyurethane Production - Foams, Coatings

TDI

Applications: Slab Polyurethanes for Mattresses & Furniture | Rigid Foams for Insulators, Refrigerators, Trucks & Rail Cars

Hydrochloric Acid

Applications: Descaling Preparations

Carbon Tetrachloride

Applications: Former Refrigerant

Chloromethanes

Applications: Refrigerator & Air Conditioner Fluids

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ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS

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Polyamide Resin

Applications: Electrical Appliances | Hand Tools | Electric Drills

Polycarbonate Resin

Applications: Lighting | Glasshouse Panes

Polyacetal Resin

Applications: Appliance Components

PBT Resin

Applications: Appliance Housings and Components

ABS

Applications: Appliances | Furniture

SAN

Applications: Appliances

Adipic Acid

Applications: Polyurethanes Production for Furniture

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EPOXY RESINS & CO-REACTANTS

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Epoxy Resins

Applications: Coatings | Adhesives | Composites

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MALEIC ANHYDRIDE • 1,4-BUTANEDIOL & DERIVATIVES

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UPR

Applications: Simulated Marble | Shower Trays

PBT Resin

Applications: Appliance Housings & Components

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Elastomers | Flexible Foams

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ORTHOXYLENE • PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE

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UPR

Applications: Simulated Marble | Shower Trays

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Elastomers | Flexible Foams

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PHENOL • ACETONE & DERIVATIVES

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Methyl Methacrylate

Applications: Lighting & Plumbing Fixtures |Television Screens | Bath/Shower Doors

Polycarbonate Resin

Applications: Lighting | Glasshouse Panes

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POLYAMIDE & INTERMEDIATES

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Adipic Acid

Applications: Polyurethanes Production for Furniture

Polyamide Fibre

Applications: Furnishings | Carpets

Polyamide Resin

Applications: Electrical Appliances | Hand tools | Electric Drills

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POLYESTER & INTERMEDIATES

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Polyester Filament

Applications: Furnishings

Polyester Staple

Applications: Home Furnishings | Nonwovens | Carpet | Fibrefill

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POLYURETHANES & INTERMEDIATES

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MDI

Applications: Polyurethane Memory Foam Mattresses | Polyurethane Production - Foams, Coatings

TDI

Applications: Slab Polyurethanes for Mattresses & Furniture | Rigid Foams for Insulators, Refrigerators, Trucks & Rail Cars

Monopropylene Glycol

Applications: Component of UPR for Coatings & Composites | Bathware

Adipic Acid

Applications: Polyurethanes Production for Furniture

Polyether Polyols

Applications: Rigid & Flexible Foams for Furniture

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Elastomers & Flexible Foams

PU Coatings

Applications: Wood Varnish

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FIBRES & INTERMEDIATES

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Acrylic Fibre

Applications: Draperies/Curtains | Awnings | Blankets | Home Furnishings | Carpet

Polyamide Fibre

Applications: Furnishings

Polyester Filament

Applications: Furnishings

Polyester Staple

Applications: Home Furnishings | Nonwovens | Carpet | Fibrefill

Polypropylene Fibre

Applications: Carpets

Viscose Fibres

Applications: Furnishings

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UNSATURATED POLYESTER RESINS

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UPR

Applications: Simulated Marble | Shower Trays

Monopropylene Glycol

Applications: Component of UPR for Coatings & Composites | Bathware

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POLYOLEFINS

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Polypropylene

Applications: Appliance Parts | Brushes | Carpets | Carpet Backing

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Tecnon OrbiChem provides detailed and comprehensive coverage of markets, prices, developments and commercialisation of chemicals, polymers and fibres, to allow informed decisions by buyers, sellers, marketers, commercial planners and company executives in home appliances and furnishing industries. Such services, aimed at immediate commercial needs, are accompanied by supply-demand analyses aimed at supplying deeply researched data in support of long-term planning.

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Tecnon OrbiChem provides monthly reports on most of the plastics used in home appliances, including polyamides 6 & 66, ABS, polycarbonate, PBT (polybutylene terephthalate), polystyrene, PVC and polyurethane. Larger items can use fibre reinforced unsaturated polyester and epoxy resins. The reports monitor markets worldwide to describe pricing, trading and the market situation.

Extensive data are collected on the supply and demand of the polymers used in home appliances and compiled in databases.

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