Canadian Plastics

Hit a hole in one with Luperox

Avid golfers know the quality of the ball they use make all the difference between driving the ball 250 yards or breaking a window at the clubhouse....

February 1, 2006   Canadian Plastics



Avid golfers know the quality of the ball they use make all the difference between driving the ball 250 yards or breaking a window at the clubhouse.

A new golf ball made with Arkema Inc.’s Luperox 231XL40S, an organic peroxide formulated for compounding and cross-linking polybutadiene (PBU), allows the ball to easily expand and contract when whacked by even the most frustrated player, extending the ball’s life.

In golf ball manufacturing, where PBU is used, the Luperox offers potential savings by preventing scorched batches during compounding and eliminating back-rinding problems when molding golf ball cores. Luperox performs equally well with ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) and hydrogented acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (HNBR) elastomers and is expected to see wide use in HNBR O-rings and gaskets, and EPDM hoses and seals.

Arkema Canada Inc.; www.arkemagroup.ca; 800-567-5726

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