SABIC’s High-performance Polypropylene Resin Helps the Flux® Junior Provide a Playful, Kid-friendly Experience
April 12, 2012
Sittard, the Netherlands – 12 April 2012 – Every child loves pint-sized versions of their parents’ belongings. To fulfil those desires, Flux Furniture B.V. has created a miniature version of its award-winning foldable and portable Flux® Chair. In line with the adult model, the new Flux® Junior is moulded from durable, colourful and lightweight polypropylene (PP) resin from SABIC. The high-performance SABIC® PP PHC series of impact block copolymers enables the Flux Junior to deliver strength and stiffness – commonly used in all sorts of child’s play, outdoors as well as inside – together with light weight for easy carrying and flexibility for rapid folding/unfolding.
The SABIC® PP PHC series of impact block copolymers offer a good blend of properties that enable thin hinges to be incorporated into the thicker, rigid chair body. These hinges are key to the origami-based design.
The Flux Chair, which has won the New Venture Award, the Philips Innovation Award and the Grand Designs Product of the Year Award, combines design excellence with environmental responsibility. Because the chair folds flat, it can be efficiently transported in bulk – helping to reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption.
The playful Flux® Junior, a miniature version of the original Flux® Chair, features a single-part, single-material approach made possible by using the high-performance SABIC® PP PHC series of impact block copolymers. (Photos SABIC, PR031)
To create a mini version of its award-winning Flux Chair, Flux Furniture B.V. again selected the SABIC® PP PHC series of impact block copolymers to mold the ingenious, hinged part that unfolds from a flat package into a durable yet lightweight chair. This high-performance material is not only commonly used in all sorts of child’s play – outdoors as well as inside – but also provides custom colourability for a kid-pleasing appearance.