Solvay Polymers Inc. has created high density polyethylene resins designed for extruding pipe 8 inches or more in diameter.
Solvay's new resins include Fortiflex K44-06-122, for large-diameter, heavy-walled pipe where high melt strength and processability are important. Fortiflex K44-06-123 is a pre-compounded black version that improves quality by eliminating a compounding step at the pipe plant.
The two resins, with density of 0.944, contain special anti-oxidant formulations and exceed industry standards for slow crack growth, claimed the Houston firm.
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