An innovative range of high heat, low color distortation, and low emission additive formulations for thermoplastics which deliver significant benefits to compounders, molders and end-users has been developed by Songwon. Market demands for improved performance and durability in end-use applications have driven the requirements for absolute service life and average operating temperature to new levels. Existing systems based on phenolic antioxidants and thioesters are in danger of not meeting the more recent extended requirements. For materials such as filled or unfilled Polypropylene (PP), typically injection molded in thicker wall sections, the need for increased properties and longer life cycles are becoming a constant factor. Environmental, Health and Safety standards have also become more critical with a key focus on the reduction of emissions.
Klaus Keck, Manager Global Applications and Technical Service Community, stated: "Songwon has created a significant win-win solution. Not only can we outperform current industry standards by more than 50% when required; we are also able to meet these standards with reduced additive loadings. This in turn generates the additional benefits of low color distortion; often a problem when higher loadings are required. Lower loadings have a direct and positive effect on emissions. Excellence in EH&S is a core value of Songwon and reflects the demands of our customers, many of whom are also leaders in their markets. Our new formulations represent an outstanding achievement and we are committed to raising the bar to ensure that we continue to be the partner of choice in additive systems."