US-based PolyOne Corporation, a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, unveiled a new family of Geon™ vinyl powder compounds that offer an expanded processing window for better fluidized bed manufacturing cost performance and efficiency. At the high temperatures required to flux ordinary vinyl powder, a processor using exterior fluidized bed vinyl powder formulations typically has little time before the powder begins to thermally degrade. PolyOne has developed a new series of vinyl powder compounds that process at lower temperatures and offer exceptional heat stability.
According to the company, the processors using the new compounds can reduce manufacturing costs and improve efficiency through shorter cycle times, reduced energy consumption, reduced scrap rates and lower costs in recovery or replacement of hooks and other hangers. Typical applications include wire goods, pipe, fencing, grilles, conduit or similar parts, with a focus on outdoor applications.