01/07/2010

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PolyOne expands WPC solutions portfolio

This new technology will enable customers to differentiate their products in the marketplace by offering better performance and enhanced resistance to weathering, mold and mildew, scratching, staining, and water absorption.
The company has also introduced a portfolio of customised chemical foaming agents for WPCs. These additives are said to help manufacturers to achieve several critical objectives, from increasing sustainability and strength of the finished part to reducing part weight.
Together, these developments are a significant extension of PolyOne's OnColor WPC line of colorants. This line consists of fade-resistant, "cooler-to-the-touch” colourants in highly loaded, small bead form for better distribution of colour during extrusion and moulding operations, and streaker technology that yields the aesthetic appearance of tropical hardwoods in WPC formulations. Moreover, the OnColor Smartbatch WPC line incorporates both colour and additive technology designed to eliminate processing steps while further enhancing the performance of WPCs.

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