Axel Plastics offering mold-release additive
Axel Plastics Research Laboratories has added a mold-release process aid to its lineup.
MoldWiz INT-33PAS is designed for high-impact and soft-touch thermoplastic polyolefins that can stick in mold cavities.
The additive also reduces fogging that can result when volatile additives migrate to a part's surface over time, according to the firm.
The company is based in Woodside, N.Y.
Axel said its product is especially useful in automotive parts, where fogging can be a problem. The additive also ensures consistent color and surface finish over long periods.
The new product, a formulation of fatty esters and organic acid derivatives, is added to resins at loadings of about 0.3 percent, Axel said.
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Pigment dispersions reflect infrared light
Plasticolors Inc. has developed pigment dispersions for thermoset resins that reflect infrared light to help keep outdoor surfaces cool.
The Ashtabula, Ohio-based company said infrared light contains 52 percent of sunlight's energy. By proper control of IR-reflecting pigments, surfaces of roofing, decking and buildings can be kept cooler and can last longer.
The new technology is suited to Plasticolors' series of pigment dispersions for thermoset resins, paints and coatings.
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Teknor Apex to unveil Monprene TPE grades
Teknor Apex said its new line of Monprene thermoplastic elastomers provides a unique combination of extreme softness and optical clarity.
The new TPE grades impart a clear, sparkling appearance to grips, cushions and other padding and soft-touch products, according to the Pawtucket, R.I., company.
Teknor Apex claims the materials are haze-free and will be available in hardnesses of 30 to 60 on the Shore 00 scale.
Like other TPEs in the Monprene series, the new materials can be overmolded onto polyolefins, the firm said.
Teknor Apex will formally launch the clear, ultrasoft TPEs at NPE 2006.
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