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K‘2013 Preview

Ferrarini & Benelli

EMS Chemie

At K’2013 Ferrarini & Benelli, leader in manufacturing and engineering of corona treatment equipments will present an important innovation: the Plasma treatment, which is applicable in many industries such as PEX pipes production, automotive, medical, cosmetics and injection moulding of plastic parts.

EMS GRIVORY resent two new biobased Polyamides. PA1010 Grilamid 1S is based to nearly 100%, PA610 Grilamid 2S to 62% on renewable resources. Both of them belong to the bio-based polymers of the EMSGRIVORY GreenLine family. The properties of Grilamid 1S are very close to those of Polyamide 12 (PA12), the properties of Grilamid 2S are positioned between those of PA12 and PA66 or PA6.

Especially their corona treatment systems are used to enhance surface properties of plastic films including bioplastics. Surface treatment enhancement is necessary to improve inks or adhesive adhesion on bioplastics. As an example corona treatment is used on Mater-Bi films on extrusion lines as well as PLA films for a better printing. The innovations presented include a new Corona Control Software, for production monitoring and certification. The Software will allow customers to import Corona Treatment data into PC, memorize and visualize them as well as editing graphics and quality certification of the Corona Process. This Software will be very useful for those that need to give Quality certificate to their customers or for those that want to reach high quality standard for their products. 10G29

DuPont At K’2013, among other innovations, DuPont will showcase DuPont™ Zytel® RS LC4000 for Specialty Hose & Tubing which provide a wider range of flexibility and outstanding chemical resistance. The products offer better chemical resistance (to salt, hydrocarbons, and hydrolysis) and impact resistance at low temperatures compared to standard PA610 and PA612. Zytel RS LC4000 series products are based on a modified polymer backbone, and contain between 20% and 60%, by weight, renewable content that comes from sebacic acid which is derived from castor oil. Zytel RS LC4000 is chemically modified to enhance salt resistance and flexibility, it offers a good balance of high temperature performances, fuel and hydrocarbon resistance, hydrolytic stability. This new grade perform extremely favorably as proven in automotive applications on the road today.

PA1010 and PA610 are inherently too rigid and too brittle for tubes used in the pneumatic industry and have to be improved with plasticizer and impact modifier to achieve the right level of flexibility and impact resistance. However, such a modification dramatically reduces the translucency of the product, makes it largely opaque and prevents the use in pneumatic applications requiring a good transparency or see-through clarity. EMS-GRIVORY has been able to overcome this problem and introduces its new high viscosity bio-based extrusion grades Grilamid 1S XE 4281 and Grilamid 2S XE 4282 for flexible, transparent and impact resistant pneumatic tubes. Thanks to a proprietary technology the new products show an unrivaled balance of properties including flexibility, impact strength as well as transparency. In addition to extruding transparent tubes the products can be used for colored tubes too, where the transparency of the base polymer enables intense colors and good gloss finish frequently sought in the pneumatic tube sector. 06/E61

DuPont Zytel Renewably Sourced portfolio includes Zytel RS LC1000 series, based on PA1010 polymer (20 to 100% by wt renewable content), Zytel RS LC2000 series (20 to 100% renewable content) and Zytel RS LC3000 based on PA610 polymer (20 to 63% by wt renewable content). 6C43

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