PolyOne Corporation, a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, has announced the launch of its new termite and rodent repellent additive concentrates at Wire 2008.
These new products, OnCapTM termite repellent additive concentrate and OnCapTM rodent repellent additive concentrate can repel rodents and temites in appropriate applications, and are available in free-flowing pellet form. Along with desirable dispersion properties, these additives combine safety of use and ease of use when processed in extrusion applications. The active substance is non-hygroscopic, generally does not migrate within the polymer, and will not leach into the environment under typical application conditions.
Non-toxic solutions are increasingly required in many countries, where additives such as copper naphtenate, lindane, pyrethroids, and other toxic substances are either banned or progressively replaced.
As a substitute for metallic tape or glass roving, which are often adopted to protect cables from hostile animal or insect environments, OnCapTM termite repellent additive concentrate and OnCapTM rodent repellent additive concentrate provide a cost effective alternative to more expensive protection mechanisms.
These new additives are designated as "repellent" products which drive back and keep away the rodents or the insects that approach the cable jacket or the protective corrugated pipe. This was demonstrated in laboratory tests involving the most aggressive species of rodents and termites, resulting in effective protection of the finished product. OnCapTM additive concentrates are available as either standard products, or specific formulations can be developed on request, with one or several additive functions. PolyOne can also offer SmartBatchTM concentrates, where color and additive concentrate are in one product.