A new maleic-anhydride grafted LLDPE adhesive resin is specially designed to for anticorrosion coatings on on oil, gas, and water pipelines. Lucalen G3710E from LyondellBasell Industries, Wilmington, Del., is used as an adhesive layer in three-layer coatings, between fusion-bonded epoxy and an HDPE top coat. The 0.93-g/cc, 1.5-MI material boasts high thermal stability and good flexibility. It has a tensile modulus of 58,000 psi, tensile yield strength of 1740 psi, 51 Shore D hardness, and Vicat softening temperature >208 F. (For complete properties, visit www.ptonline. com/plaspec.) (302) 683-8000 • www.basell.com
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