K 2013: Light stabilizer perfect for PC construction sheet applications

All new chemistries for plastic additives that turn out being successful products come along rarely these days but Japanese supplier Adeka is confident that its latest development will prove to be a blockbuster given the targeted nature of its mission. ADK STAB LA-1000 is a high molecular weight (1,000) triazine UV absorber whose focus is on light stabilization of polycarbonate (PC) sheet cap layers.

Explains Tomoyuki Funamizu, General Manager of Polymer Additives Sales at Adeka, "PC sheet is normally coextruded with thin PC cap layer dosed with several percent of a alight stabilizer. Being of high molecular weight, ADK STAB LA-1000 can endure processing temperatures of up to 350°C and retain its efficacy."

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