Benefits of Polymer Additives
The inherent features of material are sometimes not enough to meet the expected performance specifications or to fit in specific production constraints. Modifying surface properties of a given plastic or elastomer is amongst the most difficult to obtain. Industrial components such as gears may require higher lubricity for operating use; complex designed parts may demand an increased mold releasability to limit defaults or speed the production process. Processors and compounders may also look to better balance a formulation to optimize the overall system cost.
Polymer Additives platform
DAIKIN has developed a platform of additives and processing aids based on the Fluorine technology. With solutions, available for conventional plastics such as polyamide, polyacetal, polyester, polycarbonate or TPE, but also films, they impart to the final material the intrinsic properties of fluoropolymers. DAIKIN developed a range made of three high-performance product lines:
- PTFE micro-powder lubricant for improved lubricity of PC, PA, and other standard polymers
- PTFE MPA anti-dripping agent offering UL94 VO, reducing the dosage of flame retardant
- Polymer Processing Aid – specially designed for blown and cast film extrusion
Features of Polymer Additives
DAIKIN additives and processing aids are the best solutions for compounders and processors looking for:
- Low friction
- Wear resistance
Also, they are suitable for films and cables producers seeking to
- Reduce melt fracture
- Improve gloss
- Reduced gels
- Reduced die build up
- Faster color changes
- Reduced die pressure
Combined with fluorocarbon or silicone oils, PTFE micro-powders participate in the formulation of high-performance lubricants and greases. PTFE based greases have a wide operating temperature range, very low friction, and a much longer usage time than standard lubricants.
Beyond the performance improvement of the newly compounded polymers or lubricants, DAIKIN expertise and additives solutions serve the plastic processors production yield, formulation cost optimization, and production efficiency.
GRADES & FEATURES
POLYFLON PTFE Micro-Powder
|Dry lubricant||Micro powder PTFE||Improves lubricity and wear resistance of materials|
|High performance grease thickener|
|Anti-dripping additive||Powder PTFE||
Prevents the drip of plastics when they are burned
|Polymer processing aids||Fluoroelastomer powder||
Improves die-build-up and melt fracture
Improves gloss and reduces die pressure
Fluoropolymers are widely used because of their unique non-adhesive and low friction properties as well as their superior heat, chemical and weather resistance and superior electrical properties.