Styron showcases plastics for LED lighting at Strategies in Light 2011

Feb. 18, 2011
Date Announced: 18 Feb 2011 Midland - Styron, the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, will present its plastics for the LED Lighting industry as an exhibitor at the 12th annual Strategies in Light show in Santa Clara, Calif. from February 22 – 24. Among the products showcased will be Styron’s innovative CALIBRE™ 301-58LT Polycarbonate Resin combining high light transmission, comparable to acrylics, with high melt flow ideal for LED Lighting applications. Visitors to Strategies in Light can schedule a time now to talk with a Styron technical specialist during the show by calling 1-989-633-1607.Styron offers a broad spectrum of extrusion and injection molding grade polycarbonate resins and compound and blends under the brand names CALIBRE™ Polycarbonate Resins and EMERGE™ Advanced Resins. These materials feature properties required by the LED Lighting sector, i.e., high light transmission, excellent light diffusion, impact strength, heat resistance and UV stability, and are used in applications ranging from signs and retail displays to traffic signals and light sources in appliances.“Styron is positioned to deliver great value to the LED Lighting market,” said Tsuyoshi Okii, Global Marketing Manager. “With many of the LED Lighting applications requiring a careful balance of light diffusion, transparency and color, we can benefit customers, because of our scale, by being flexible and responsive and developing very customized solutions.”“Customers want suppliers that can help differentiate their products in the marketplace. Styron is very well suited for that.”The LED Lighting market is growing globally in response to environmental regulations and consumer preference for environmentally-friendly products. This has caused lighting to move from incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescents to light emitting diodes (LED), with regional and regulatory requirements dictating the pace of conversion. Styron provides innovative resins for contemporary lighting challenges.About StyronStyron is a leading global materials company, dedicated to innovate and deliver for its customers. Styron's unique and balanced product portfolio brings together plastics, rubber and latex businesses that share feedstocks, operations, customers and end users. Styron has a leadership position in its two flagship products, polystyrene and latex. The company benefits from global scale, a long-standing tradition of unrivaled customer relationships and a robust innovation pipeline. Styron has approximately $3.7 billion in revenue (based on 2009 data), with 20 manufacturing sites in all geographies. Styron's 2,000 employees are committed to listen to customers' needs and provide them with innovative and sustainable solutions in markets such as appliances, automotive, building & construction, carpet, commercial transportation, consumer electronics, consumer goods, electrical & lighting, medical, packaging, paper & paperboard, rubber goods and tires. More information about Styron can be found at

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