11/06/2013

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Sapici launches new electrical conducting casting elastomer line

According to Sapici, the new Polurcast EC line, developed by the company's new R&D laboratories in San Cipriano Po, Pavia, Italy, is characterised by electrical conductivity values that make it ideal for applications where discharge of electrostatic charges is necessary along with elevated chemical and mechanical properties. The Polurcast EC prepolymers have been designed for the production of such applications as wheels (for forklifts and other equipment), tyres, rolls (including rolls for printing machines), gears, conductive sheets, and other applications requiring high hardness elastomers. Most common applications are in the chemical and petrochemical, paint and lacquer, and automotive industries, as well as in contexts, areas and operations where the risk of fire or explosion has to be considered, says the company. Sapici says the new prepolymers are nano-technology based products characterised by very low free TDI content. Blended with curing amines, they allow for the production of electrically conductive polyurethane elastomers proven to be suitable for demanding applications. The Sapici Polurcast EC Line is said to be a versatile range of products. For example, an elastomeric material with final electrical volume resistance lower than 10,000 (104 Ù) can be obtained by using Polurcast PE95A-01EC without impacting either the equipment or the process conditions typically used in the casting industry, says the company.

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