Canadian Plastics

Innovations for Wood-Fibre Composites

Clariant's Licomont AR 504, a polypropylene wax grafted with maleic anhydride, is a new coupling agent designed especially for natural-fibre reinforced plastics. The reactive anhydride forms new stabl...

February 1, 2004   Canadian Plastics



Clariant’s Licomont AR 504, a polypropylene wax grafted with maleic anhydride, is a new coupling agent designed especially for natural-fibre reinforced plastics. The reactive anhydride forms new stable bonds between the two materials, fibre and plastic. The low viscosity of the wax enables it to completely impregnate wood fibre and other natural fillers. Licomont AR 504 enhances the toughness and elasticity of even highly-filled natural composites, according to Clariant. The wax is available as granules or fine grain.

Exolit AP 750 and 422 significantly reduce the flammability of composites filled with wood. The Exolit AP flame retardant system is based on ammonium polyphosphate (AP). It does not contain halogens, is easy to process and does not emit any corrosive gases in the case of fire.

Clariant Canada Inc. (Pigments and Additives Div.)

888-666-6485


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