Polypropylene delivers strength and stiffness with light weight, flexibility for rapid folding for kids furniture

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 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. Like its parent, the Flux Junior unfolds from a flat, easily stored package into a distinctive chair. The 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. According to Douwe Jacobs, co-founder and lead designer for Flux Furniture, "When we decided to extend the Flux Chair line to children, we again selected SABIC polypropylene. The SABIC material has performed beautifully in the adult-size Flux Chair. Plus, it offers important properties to create a memorable experience for children. The material's excellent strength to weight ratio enables the Flux Junior to withstand active use while allowing kids to move the chair easily. It also provides outstanding durability and resilience so the chair can be used outdoors. And the bright, appealing colours that SABIC helped us create are a magnet for youngsters."
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