Additives for PVC - Plastistrength® Acrylic Processing Aids

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Plastistrength® acrylic processing aids

Plastistrength® acrylic process aids are used in many PVC applications including rigid foam, pipe, window profile, trimboard, and sheet.  Arkema's dedication to the PVC market around the globe has brought an intense research focus on new Plastistrength® products for foam and cellular PVC technologies.  Arkema's new Plastistrength® 559, 560, and 566 processing aids offer medium and high molecular weights that allow for low use levels, improving efficiency.  With improved efficiency, Plastistrength® 559, 560, and 566 will also yield better foam densities, cellular structure, and surface finish.

 

Traditional products such as Plastistrength® 550, 770, and L1000 are proven performers for calendared and extruded, rigid PVC.  Arkema's new Plastistrength® 557 and 559 are an improvement on these all-purpose products.  Plastistrength® 559 is a Ca/Zn one pack formulation for use in rigid PVC sheet applications.

Products in this range

Plastistrength® 566

Product
Plastistrength® 566 acrylic process aid is a high molecular weight product, offering improved melt strength when used in the extrusion of cellular PVC sheet and building products, including foam-core pipe, trim board, cellular PVC sheet and signage, and foamed profiles. Plastistrength® 566 acrylic process aid allows compounders to realize increased efficiencies in usage of up to 20% when compared to standard process aids, while maintaining cell structure and density requirements.

Plastistrength® 580

Product
Plastistrength® 580 acrylic process aid is an ultra-high molecular weight product, offering improved melt strength when used in the extrusion of cellular PVC sheet and building products, including foam-core pipe, trim board, cellular PVC sheet and signage, and foamed profiles. Plastistrength® 580 acrylic process aid allows compounders to realize increased efficiencies in usage of up to 20% when compared to standard process aids, while maintaining cell structure and density requirements.

Geographic availability

Worldwide

Markets

  • Automotive and transportation
    • Automotive
  • Building and construction
    • Exterior building products
    • Extrusion
    • Films
    • Injection molding
    • PVC
  • Consumer goods
    • Film
  • Packaging and Paper
    • Film

Applications

  • Clear film
  • Electrical boxes
  • Weatherable molding
  • Wood composite molding
 
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