Nexam’s patent application regarding nylon resins containing MEPA approved in Japan

| Source: Nexam Chemical Holding AB
Nexam has received a notice of allowance from the Japanese Patent Office stating
that it intends to grant Nexam’s Japanese patent application regarding cross
-linkable nylon resins containing Nexam’s unique crosslinker MEPA.
MEPA is a unique molecule that improves nylons, polyesters and other polymers.
Nexam developed MEPA with the aim of getting a crosslinker specifically suitable
for engineering plastics with melting points in the range between 200 and 270
degrees, which comprises the majority. Global production of plastics where MEPA
can be used comprises more than 3 million tons / year (corresponding to total
sales of more than USD 12 billion).

The uses for these engineering plastics are many. E.g. nylons are used in a
variety of applications, such as components for the transportation, automotive,
electrical and electronics industry. Based on Nexam’s technology for
crosslinking thermoplastics properties such as service life, heat resistance,
mechanical strength and chemical resistance are improved significantly. In
addition it also increases the possibility of replacing metals, and more
expensive plastics, with plastics modified by Nexam’s crosslinkers.

The granting of the application in Japan will further strengthen Nexam’s
protection for the crosslinking technology developed by the company.

“This will be Nexam’s first granted patent in Japan. The market for nylons is
relatively large in Japan, which makes us judge this patent as valuable for the
company going forward.”, says Daniel Röme, Director of Business Development and

Nexam currently has 8 approved patents and 36 ongoing patent applications within
12 patent families.

Note: This press release has been translated from Swedish. The Swedish text
shall govern for all purposes and prevail in case of any discrepancy with the
English version.
For more information, please contact:

Lennart Holm, Chairman of the Board: +46 (0)706 30 8562
Per Palmqvist Morin, CEO, +46 (0)706 55 55 82
About Nexam Chemical

Nexam is a Swedish company with a world-leading technology within its area for
heat-activated crosslinking of plastics and polymers. The company develops,
manufactures and markets unique heat-activated crosslinkers to the plastics
­market. A company description and more information about the business will be
found on The company’s Certified Adviser is Remium Nordic AB.