Process Aid for TPE, TPU and Polyolefins

A new process aid designed for molding or compounding of polyolefins, TPEs and TPUs is said to improve flow, enhance dispersion, and provide good release.

A new process aid designed for molding or compounding of polyolefins, TPEs and TPUs is said to improve flow, enhance dispersion, and provide good release. MoldWiz INT-33LCA from Axel Plastics Research Laboratories, Woodside, N.Y., is said to provide a minimum of 10% faster molding cycle time and permit reducing process temperatures by 35 to 55° F. Compounders and masterbatch producers reportedly benefit from better wetting and more consistent dispersion of colors and fillers. In a TPO automotive armrest (photo), 0.3% INT-33LCA permitted a decrease in cycle time from 56.4 to 49.3 sec.