Materials (May 01, 2009)
Heat-stabilized vinyl powder compounds
is introducing a new family of Geon flexible vinyl powder compounds that offer an expanded processing window for better fluidized bed manufacturing cost performance and efficiency.
At the high temperatures required to flux ordinary vinyl powder, a processor using exterior fluidized bed vinyl powder formulations typically has little time before the powder begins to thermally degrade. PolyOne has developed a new series of vinyl powder compounds that process at lower temperatures and offer exceptional heat stability.
Processors using the new compounds can reduce manufacturing costs and improve efficiency through shorter cycle times, reduced energy consumption, reduced scrap rates, and lower costs in recovery or replacement of hooks and other hangers.
Typical applications include wire goods, pipe, fencing, grilles, conduit or similar parts, with a focus on outdoor applications.
PolyOne Distribution Canada (Mississauga, Ont.); www.polyone.com; 1-888-394-2662
has developed a range of colour masterbatches that are formulated specifically for use with PEEK materials. In addition, Clariant Masterbatches is also producing specialty compounded pre-colored PEEK materials, which are available in small and large quantities.
Clariant’s RENOL colour masterbatch series includes more than a dozen standard colours designed specifically for use in PEEK polymers. Standard-colour masterbatches can be delivered in five to seven business days, and custom colours are also available. All meet the stringent requirements of high-performance applications in markets like aerospace, automotive, electrical devices, military, and medical applications.
To meet the requirements of medical applications, RENOL MD masterbatches and RENOL MC compounds are produced under stringent “Clariant HSMP Guidelines” (consistent with the FDA’s GMP-good manufacturing practices). Pigments used have been tested and certified compliant with United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Class VI standards, and drug master file (DMF) authorizations can be provided for medical applications.
Clariant Masterbatches Division (Toronto); www.clariant.masterbatches.com; 1-800-265-3773