Americhem, Inc., a global provider of custom color and additive solutions for polymer- based and synthetic-fibers products, recently introduced nDuramax™, an advanced family of high-performance UV stabilizers. The product line includes a new UV stabilizer solution for PET fibers that offers significantly improved weathering compared to traditional technologies.
Dr. V.G. Kulkarni, Americhem's technical marketing director for fibers, packaging and films said, "It's particularly beneficial for outdoor PET applications like awnings, boat covers, and geosynthetics. These products are constantly exposed to the elements, and require fibers that display exceptional weathering performance. Existing market offerings can prevent degradation to a point, but nDuramax™ takes it a step further. Color, physical and mechanical properties retention and service life are dramatically improved."
The line of stabilizers also includes a high-performance product for the packaging industry, offering extended shelf life, preservation of product contents, and enhanced color consistency. The line also "protects against color fade, maintains bottle clarity and is suitable for multiple FDA or non-FDA applications in the polyester packaging industry," Dr. Kulkarni added. Roger Threadgill, Americhem's technology manager for synthetic fibers and engineering resins commented, "The unrivaled strength offered by this family of solutions can be combined with color and other additives to create masterbatches for a range of applications. The resulting end products withstand harsh environmental conditions far beyond competing technologies."