What is the purpose of polymer antioxidants and UV light stabilizers?
Under the effects of UV light, heat, shear stress and mechanical loading in an oxygen environment, plastics and elastomers are generally degraded and age rapidly. This is translated by a loss of mechanical properties like strength, stiffness or flexibility and a discoloration, yellowing or loss of gloss of the plastic.
Polymer antioxidants and UV light stabilizers are used to combat this degradation
and extend plastics' lifetime. Antioxidants protect the polymer from heat and oxygen ageing whereas light stabilizers are preserving polymers from UV radiations.
Both additives are added prior to the resin processing. This is why polymer processors, compounders and OEMs need performing and cost-effective solutions which will optimize their business profitability while protecting the plastic all along its lifetime. Converters are looking for antioxidants and light stabilizers solutions that will ease and accelerate their production
whereas OEM's are paying attention to the polymer quality, aesthetic, durability
and regulation compliancy
How to choose effective polymer antioxidants and light stabilizers?
As just said, polymer producers, compounders, converters and OEMs need cost-effective heat and light stabilizers, easy to handle, with excellent processing efficiency and, last but not least, compliant with regulatory, safety and environmental requirements. And this is just the tip of the requirement iceberg.
To help you find your path through this additive jungle, Addivant has developed UV light and heat stabilizers allowing you to adapt them to your individual and market challenges in accordance with your production environment. Our objective?
Help you grow your business profitability with performing and innovative antioxidants.
See how Addivant's antioxidant solutions can help you grow your polymer business through the following sections:
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