A new North American compounder claims to offer the industry's first acetals for rotomolding.

A new North American compounder claims to offer the industry's first acetals for rotomolding. They provide higher heat resistance than polyethylene (continuous use at up to 230 F), improved strength-to-weight ratio, and greater lubricity. Aardvark Polymers, Lambertville, N.J., has introduced a slate of new acetal and nylon grades for small fuel tanks, chemical storage tanks, and hydraulic reservoirs. A 5-million-lb/yr compounding facility was started up in 2006 in Asbury, N.J. The materials are distributed by PolyOne. Aartel acetal copolymers include general-purpose, impactmodified, and antimicrobial grades. Aartel 100 DS copolymer is a new conductive grade for fuel-handling systems, and Aartel 2000 homopolymer is a fast-cycling grade. Rotomoldable nylon 6 grades include Aarlon 800 (g-p, FDA-compliant) and Aarlon 1000 (heat-stabilized). Aarlon 2000 is a nylon 66 with continuous-use temperature of 350 F and UL 94V-2 FR rating (nonhalogenated). Aardvark: (617) 803-8682/ www.aardvarkpolymers.com . PolyOne: (800) 323-0733/www.polyone.com

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