Sasol Wax Americas Inc. said its new process aid improves injection moldability of nylons and styrenic polymers.
EnHance EP reduces melt viscosity for faster charging and easier cavity fill, the Shelton, Conn., firm said. In many cases, especially for filled resins, easier flow helps injection molders reduce processing temperature. Improved thermal conductivity speeds heating and cooling times.
EnHance EP comprises customized hydrocarbons and ultra-fine inorganic conductivity enhancers. It typically is added at loadings of 1-3 percent.
Molders can achieve throughput increases of as much as 40 percent, the company claims. Earlier EnHance products have been used in extrusion lines to improve throughput and reduce power usage.
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