MOSCOW (MRC) -- The Lanxess Rhein Chemie Additives (ADD) business unit is expanding its product range of hydrolysis stabilisers for plastics and polyurethanes with the addition of Stabaxol P 110, the first product in a new line of low-emission polymeric carbodiimides based on alternative raw materials, according to GV.
The stabiliser is said to show very good performance when used in TPE-Es, PET, and PBT. The product is supplied in pellet form or as an easy-flowing powder. It can be easily processed as it does not have to be pre-heated in the production process, has a high softening point of 80 C and is thus easy to meter uniformly. Typical applications include monofilaments for paper machine screens, cable sheathing, engineering injection mouldings, and electronic housings.
The company said that with Stabaxol P 110, as with the other new carbodiimides, it is addressing the trend towards customised antihydrolysis agents that are tailor-made for use in individual applications and are thus an enormous improvement with respect to stabilisation performance, toxicology, emissions, and handling.
ADD will further inform about halogen-free flame retardants based on phosphorus, among them Disflamoll 51092, a halogen-free phosphate ester. The product that combines plasticising and flame retardant properties has a low odour and can be used in many plastics (plasticised PVC, flexible PU foams, TPU, PC-ABS and NBR-PVC blends). In ester-based TPUs such as cables, Disflamoll 51092 can also be combined with Stabaxol in order to significantly extend the service life of a material.
As MRC wrote before, in August 2016, Lanxess’ Rhein Chemie Additives (ADD) business unit expanded it extensive portfolio of flame retardants by introducing a new one - Levagard TP LXS 51114. The new flame retardant Levagard TP LXS 51114 is characterised by low emissions (fogging) and low scorch. It is suitable among other things for use in polyether- and polyester-based flexible polyurethane foams.
Lanxess is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 8.0 billion in 2014 and about 16,600 employees in 29 countries. The company is currently represented at 52 production sites worldwide. The core business of Lanxess is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals.