Innovations improve user benefits and cost efficiency
At K 2016, BrüggemannChemical will showcase its latest developments in the field of additives. They are intended not only to extend the range of applications but also to contribute to greater cost efficiency during plastics conversion. Polyamide compounders will benefit from a new copper complex based heat stabilizer for a wide temperature range, a flow enhancer, a nucleation agent for high processing temperatures, and a "chain-cutter" for recycling. New products in the field of AP-NYLON® (anionically polymerized cast polyamides) include a particularly efficient heat stabilizer, a modifier to increase the impact strength, and a retarding activator. The rubber industry can look forward to a new ZnO activator that will open up possibilities for greater environmental compatibility, while the company's new, fully equipped Technical Center will provide the industry with previously unknown opportunities for innovation.New developments with additives for PA injection molding and extrusion types
• BRÜGGOLEN® TP-H1606
is a new non-discoloring copper complex based heat stabilizer for polyamides with significantly improved long-term stabilization over a broad temperature range. This high performance antioxidant is a non-dusting blend which is easy to handle and process and allows an improved alternative to phenolic-based stabilizer blends as it greatly extends the exposure time especially in the low to medium temperature range, where the phenolic blends have represented the industry standard.
• With the new flow enhancer BRÜGGOLEN® TP-P1507
compounders can improve the processability of glass filled polyamides while maintaining very good mechanical properties. The easy flow properties via BRÜGGOLEN® TP-P1507
enable their customers to attain advantages such as shorter cycle times, lower energy consumption, the possibility of more complex design geometries etc.
• The nucleating agent BRÜGGOLEN® TP-P1401
, which can be processed at elevated temperatures, enables short cycle times and supports the formation of a morphology with very small, homogeneously distributed spherulites. This improves the mechanical properties and significantly enhances the surface appearance of reinforced polyamides.
• BRÜGGOLEN® TP-M1417
brings about a controlled shortening of molecule chains of high-viscosity polyamide scrap, e.g. from fiber production. While retaining mechanical properties, this additive allows defined and reproducible adjustment of target viscosities and thus the upcycling into material for injection molding applications with flow properties and mechanical performance comparable to that of virgin material.New developments for AP-NYLON® cast polyamides
• BRÜGGOLEN® TP-C1608
is a new heat stabilizer that raises the long-term service temperature of PA parts to 150 °C as compared to the 120 °C that was previously regarded as the limit.
• BRÜGGOLEN® TP-C 1312
is a new impact modifier for the production of AP-NYLON® products containing 3 to 20 % of elastomer. In terms of cost and performance, these polymers create the bridge between unmodified cast polyamides and the highly impact-resistant NYRIM® PA6 block copolymers.
• BRÜGGOLEN® C25
is a new retarding activator for AP-NYLON®. It slows down the polymerization process in a much more controlled manner than was previously possible and thus facilitates the production of parts with large dimensions and/or small wall thicknesses as well as the production of high-quality composites. Furthermore, it offers the possibility during product development of filling parts slowly in order to be able to optimize processes.Rubber: New activators and a fully equipped Technical Center
With a new generation of activators and its own fully equipped Technical Center, the Industrial Chemicals division of BrüggemannChemical presents itself as a highly competent partner for the rubber industry:
• With the active zinc oxide (ZnO) PRO range
, which is produced in a wet chemical process, BrüggemannChemical enables the direct substitution of conventional thermal zinc oxide. This product series combines the latest findings in the field of rubber formulation while simultaneously reducing costs and heavy metal content without having to make any compromises in terms of performance. ZnO Pro is suitable for the whole range of application of rubber products, from technical parts and consumer articles to tires.
• With the opening of its new fully equipped Technical Center for determining the processing, vulcanizing and performance properties of elastomers
, BrüggemannChemical is underlining its outstanding R&D competence as an additive manufacturer to the rubber industry. A key role here is played by the tailor-made, application-oriented optimization and synthesis of zinc-based activators for the crosslinkage of different rubber types, for in-house developments and on the customer's behalf.