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Struktol Co. of America developed unique process additives for reclaimed/recycled plastics and for polymer compounds that contain recycled content.
The company will showcase the product expansion at NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase (Booth #S27082) March 23-27 in Orlando, Fla.
Struktol said these products are useful in a variety of different resin systems from polyolefins to engineered plastics, offering greater processing efficiency and enhanced performance. They are targeted for compounds containing 100 percent recycled material or materials with varying levels of post-consumer or post-industrial recycled content.
New products include:
• Struktol TR 229 is for use in both polycarbonate and PC/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene blends as well as nylon 6 and 6,6 compounds. It can be used in FDA-approved applications, Struktol said, and also is ideal for use in recycled applications.
• Struktol TR 219 is for use in nylon 6 and 6,6 compounds and has been found to be effective in polyester compounds, especially recycled or recyclate-containing applications, or in cases where the polyester compound is contaminated with other plastics.
• Struktol RP 11 is a unique lubricant package that provides an unmatched combination of viscosity reduction and mold release characteristics for recycled PP resins and compounds, Struktol said. Loading levels as low as 0.2 percent result in increased melt flow and allow for significant improvements in mold filling and release. Processors using RP 11 will benefit from its versatility, Struktol added, allowing greater use of regrind or recycled content material without sacrificing certain properties or performance.