How Does It Work?
Why use Addivant™ additive solutions
Plastic has become an essential material in virtually every aspect of modern day life replacing other materials such as glass, metal, paper & wood. It does, however, generally age rapidly under the effects of light, oxygen, heat & metal residues, leading to:
- Loss of strength, stiffness or flexibility
- Discoloration & loss of gloss
Addivant™ additive solutions are used to combat these effects. Antioxidants are added to the polymer to prevent chemical reactions (thermo-autoxidation) caused by shear stress, heat, light, air, water, radiation or mechanical loading. Light stabilizers & hindered amine light stabilizers (HALS) are added to prevent chemical bonds in the polymer being broken down by UV radiation (photodegradation) when plastic products are exposed to sunlight & some artificial lights, & polymer modifiers allow fillers to be chemically bonded to the polymer, achieving specific characteristics such as the improved toughness of engineering thermoplastics, extending both performance & processability. During polymerization, Addivant™ polymerization inhibitors are necessary process aids that reduce downtime & improve the production efficiency of styrene & acrylic monomers. In the manufacture of rubber, Addivant™ antiozonants protect the surface of unsaturated rubber goods against ozone degradation & our curing agents transform soft rubber into a strong elastic product with more resistance to degradation.
For help in choosing the optimum stabilizer solution for your application, contact Addivant™ today.