Plastistrength® Acrylic Processing Aids
Plastistrength® acrylic processing aids enhance the extrusion or injection molding performance of polymer compounds by promoting fusion, improving melt strength, eliminating surface defects, and decreasing plate out. Plastistrength® process aids also improve metal release and surface finish properties in extrusion or calendering. Vinyl compounds require less stearate, oxidized polyethylene, or paraffin wax with Plastistrength®process aids. Engineering resins like polycarbonate and its alloys gain better phase stability and easier processing with Plastistrength process aids.
Plastistrength® 550 is a medium molecular-weight acrylic process aid that brings enhanced processability to most rigid and flexible vinyl compounds such as siding, profile, pipe, calendered sheet and blow-molded bottles.
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® 770 is a lubricating acrylic process aid that provides enhanced processability from its unique metal release properties that it imparts to vinyl compounds. This lubricating acrylic process aid is recommended where good metal release from processing equipment is required. Applications include high-speed extrusion, calendering, injection molding and blow molding.
Plastistrength® 552 process aid is recommended for blends of polycarbonate and styrenics where stable morphology is very difficult to achieve. Plastistrength® 552 process aid will open the processing window and allow compounders to easily achieve high quality blend morphology necessary for high impact performance, high flow behaviour, and additives dispersion.
- Clear film
- Clear packaging
- Fence, deck and rail
- Fence, deck and rail extrusion
- Foam Sheet / Cellular PVC
- Opaque film
- Opaque packaging
- Opaque sheet film
- Weatherable molding
- Window profile extrusion
- Wood composite molding