From 16-20 October at the Friedrichshafen exhibition center, attention turns once more to the industrial processing of plastics and its challenges. BYK, a leading additive manufacturer for premium plastics, is on hand with its complete portfolio of high-performance additives in Hall B2, Booth 2208, where, among other things, it will be presenting innovative solutions for composites from the SCONAproduct series. They optimize the use of carbon fibers and are therefore suitable, among other things, for lightweight materials that the automotive industry uses for high-quality vehicle bodies.
BYK also offers numerous formulations for technical plastics based on thermoplastics. These include easy-to-use multi-component solutions that improve the dispersion and processing of liquid additives. These formulations are based on unique process technologies, including special co-extrusion and compaction processes, thus allowing for higher overall additive concentrations.
A new wetting and dispersing additive will also be presented to the market. DISPERPLAST-1180 has been specially developed for highly-filled systems where conventional process additives and standard wetting and dispersing additives are limited. The filler content is often increased in formulations to increase cost-effectiveness. However, this can also lead to undesirable effects such as poorer mechanical properties, a lower melt strength during processing, a slower gelling and an increased production time.
Using DISPERPLAST-1180, however, not only makes it possible to lower the formulation costs by increasing the filler content, but also to increase the quality of the end product. It also offers:
- improved plastification,
- faster plastification speed,
- better distribution of the melt.
DISPERPLAST-1180 is therefore particularly suitable for use in high-quality laminated systems such as PVC design floor coverings (LVT).