Ferro Corp.'s new nonlead heat stabilizers are geared to wire and cable extrusion.
The mixed-metal powders are based on calcium/zinc chemistry. Therm-Chek nonlead stabilizers are available in grades suited to difficult plenum applications, general-purpose jacketing, appliance cords and high-performance uses.
The firm's Polymer Additives Division in Independence, Ohio, said lead-based additives perform well and are low-cost, but some compounders are looking for low-toxicity alternatives.
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