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Light stabilizers and UV absorbers are designed to solve the polymers degradation issues caused by exposure to sunlight.

BASF has developed a comprehensive range of light stabilizers and UV absorbers to meet the requirements of various markets and applications (Agriculture, Automotive, Building & Construction and others).

BASF Light Stabilizers for Synthetic Fibers

Today, more than half of the 80 million metric tons of fibers consumed per annum are synthetic. Synthetic fibers are largely used in technical textiles and fabrics to meet all kind of mechanical, aesthetic and durability requirements.

Synthetic fibers continue their rapid growth in a variety of end use applications such as nonwoven for consumer goods, construction materials, textiles for automotive as well as mono-filaments for artificial grass used in sport fields or landscaping.
Polypropylene is a very important material used in BCF (bulk continuous fiber) processing, nonwoven fibers spinning or the associated weaved tapes. Polyethylene and Polyamide mono-filaments as well as polyester are other important polymers for technical synthetic fibers.

Technical man-made fibers, initially developed and produced in Western countries to compensate for the declining textile clothing activities, are now expanding worldwide fueled by the demand of the rising middle-class population.

UV and Light stabilizers to protect synthetic fibers from degradation

Synthetic fibers are subject to thermo- and photooxidative degradation during polymer processing, spinning and later service life. Fibers used in applications such as artificial turf, barrier membranes or carpets and flooring have to withstand very harsh climate conditions, including prolonged exposure to UV light and environmental pollution or contaminants. Very demanding long-term durability is essential in some end applications, such as construction and automotive.

Irganox® antioxidants, Chimassorb® and Tinuvin® Light stabilizers protect the fiber from adverse thermal and UV aging such as discoloration and degradation.

Which solutions can BASF offer to answer the synthetic fibers industry requirements?

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BASF solutions for fibers used in construction materials:

Fibers are used in architectural barrier membranes including geotextiles, roof felts used under roof tiles and house-wrap surroundings for insulation. Both can be laminated onto microporous films for breathability.

See BASF solutions suitable for fibers used in construction:
Applications Fibers types BASF solutions
  • Geotextiles
  • Shading nets
  • Roof felts
  • Housewraps
  • Woven and nonwoven polyolefins
  • Polyester
  • Occasionally Polyvinylchloride (PVC)
For Polypropylene fibers: For Polyamide fibers:
  • Decorative shading nets
  • Awnings
  • Tents
Acrylic or polyester fibers For Polyester fibers:
Focusing on the safety aspect of construction materials, BASF supplies flame retardants that help meeting regulations for construction materials as well as light-stability for insulation membranes.

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BASF light stabilizers for the nonwoven sector:

The nonwoven sector covers a very wide variety of applications including hygiene, air filtration, construction and geotextiles. Polypropylene is the polymer used in large majority of applications.

Here are BASF additives recommended for the nonwoven sector:
Applications & Requirements BASF solutions Products Benefits
Construction:
Geotextiles, insulation or membranes,
composites with films or other textiles
Chimassorb® 2020
Flamestab® NOR® 116
  • Processing stability
  • Spinning stability
  • Outstanding UV resistance
  • Flame Retardancy
Agriculture:
Small tunnels, protective layers of wraps
for plants and trees, curtains and composite structures
Chimassorb® 2020
Tinuvin® XT 200
  • Superior UV Resistance to other HALS
  • Tinuvin® XT 200 is complementary or alternatively used in presence of acidic contaminants coming from crop treatments
Highlight: For Flame Retardancy requirements, Flamestab® NOR® 116 is the product of choice for composites containing spunbond PP nonwovens, combining unique flame retardancy and UV protection features.

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BASF additives for the artificial turf market:

BASF is a leading supplier of additives for the artificial turf market with more than 25 years’ experience in artificial turf components.
Its comprehensive portfolio includes Hindered Amines Light Stabilizers and UV Absorbers for films, tapes and monofilaments of polyethylene, polypropylene and polyamide.

In addition, BASF offers Flamestab®, a flame retardant solution for polyolefin thin sections with outstanding UV aging resistance.

See BASF light stabilizers and UV absorbers for the artificial turf market:
Applications BASF solutions
  • Landscaping
  • Flooring indoor
  • Outdoor PP
  • Monofilament
  • Tapes
Chimassorb® 2020
Uvinul® 4050
Tinuvin® XT 55
Flamestab® NOR® 116
  • Sports and Landscaping Indoor
  • Outdoor PE
  • Monofilament
  • Tapes
Chimassorb® 2020
Tinuvin® 326
Tinuvin® XT 55
  • Sports indoor
  • Outdoor PA
  • Monofilament
  • Tapes
Chimassorb® 2020
Tinuvin® 234
Uvinul® 4050

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BASF light stabilizers for Automotive fibers:

Interior trim and other components inside vehicles are subject to some of the harshest climatic conditions on earth, including extreme temperatures, wide fluctuations in Humidity and other atmospheric pollutants, as well as sunlight exposure.

Here are BASF solutions to solve these issues:
Applications Fiber type BASF solutions
  • Carpet pile
  • Tires
  • Filters
  • Belts
  • Hoses
  • Airbags
  • Sound insulation material
Polypropylene fiber Chimassorb® 2020
Tinuvin® 234
Flamestab® NOR® 116
Polyamide fiber Chimassorb® 2020
Tinuvin® 234
Uvinul® 4050
Polyester fiber Tinuvin® 1600
Tinuvin® 234
Tinuvin® 1577
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BASF solutions for Carpet and upholstery:

Resistance against light degradation affecting mechanical integrity and aesthetic is often required. As safety regulations become more stringent, effects such as flame retardancy is also more frequently required in an increasing number of applications, in public areas or buildings as well as individual homes.

Find below BASF solutions for household applications:
Applications Fiber type BASF solutions
Carpet face yarns and soft furnishings Polypropylene fiber Chimassorb® 2020
Tinuvin® 234
Flamestab® NOR® 116
Carpet face yarns Polyamide fiber Chimassorb® 2020
Tinuvin® 234
Uvinul® 4050
Upholstery and other soft furnishings Polyester fiber Tinuvin® 1600
Tinuvin® 234
Tinuvin® 1577

Let’s wrap up this review of BASF Plastic Additives solutions for fibers in a selection of important applications:
Application Artificial turf Technical non-woven Non-woven for hygiene Tapes for FIBC Construction nets
Artificial turf Technical Non-Woven Non-Woven for hygenic Tapes for FIBC Tapes for FIBC
Substrate PE, PP PP PP PP, HDPE PE, PP
Standard Offerings HMW HALS HMW HALS Peroxides Tinuvin® 770/791/783 HMW HALS
Differentiated Product Tinuvin® XT 55 Chimassorb® 2020 Irgatec® CR 76IC Chimassorb® 2020 / Uvinul® 4050 Flamestab® NOR® 116
Benefits High performance novel HMW HALS providing superior light stability and thermal stability with improved Water Carry Over performance High performance novel HMW HALS providing superior light stability and thermal stability with improved processing characteristics Polymer modifier enables economic production of polypropylene nonwoven with outstanding barrier and mechanical properties High performance HALS that fulfils industry norms and provides the processing advantages (less melt fracture), as well as food contact compliance Non halogenated flame retardant provides flame retardant efficacy as well as UV and thermal stability to polyolefin fibers and thin films

See the other markets and applications covered by BASF UV absorbers and Light stabilizers:

Agriculture Automotive application

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Access the brochure. BASF produces a full range of plastics additives, optimized to meet the special needs of the automotive industry (impact resistance, improved design, thermal stability, light stability, etc.). Read more.
Access the brochure. Tinuvin® XT 847 is a UV stabilizer for Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPO) in roofing membranes. Read more.
Access the brochure. Chimassorb 2020 is a light stabilizer for TPO roofing membranes in building and construction applications. It contributes to exceptional weatherability and durability.
Access the brochure. Tinuvin® 1600 UV absorber has been developed for the long-lasting protection of thin-layer applications for exterior uses. Read more.
Access the brochure. BASF provides a full range of stabilization and protection solutions for the agricultural industry. Find out more.
Access the brochure. Find out about BASF stabilization solutions for the Electronics and Electrical market.
Access the brochure. BASF offers the plastic packaging industry a broad range of additives including thermal and light stabilizers. Discover them.
Access the brochure. Find out about the plastic additives offered by BASF to meet the challenges of the synthetic fiber industry.
Access the brochure. BASF offers innovative stabilization solutions to solve the challenges of the building and construction industry. Discover them in this brochure.
Access the brochure. Tinuvin® XT 55 is a Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer designed for polyethylene Tapes and Monofilaments and combining high UV with long term thermal stability.
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Case Studies from Light stabilizers and UV absorbers

Protection against Light Degradation for Polyethylene monofilaments and tapes used in exterior applications

Tinuvin® XT 55 is BASF’s latest generation of HALS for the film, fibers and tapes industry. Its primary application is polyethylene monofilaments and tapes.

Tinuvin® XT 55 is a high-performance light stabilizer that has very low contribution to water carry over and therefore enables the production line to run without disturbance.

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Tinuvin® XT 847 light stabilizer fulfills revised TPO roofing membranes standard ASTM D 6878

Tinuvin® XT 847, a proprietary light stabilizer solution based on NOR-HALS (hindered amine light stabilizer) technology provides exceptional durability when used in a properly formulated TPO roofing membrane compound.

It imparts outstanding light and long term thermal stability to enable the TPO to fulfill the revised ASTM D 6878 requirements.

Due to the inherent advantages of NOR-HALS technology products from BASF, it also has lower interaction with system components and acidic environmental contaminants than traditional HALS based chemistries, helping to retain the mechanical properties of TPO membranes to meet the demands of the marketplace and building owners.

Read more about Tinuvin® XT 847 in TPO roofing membranes and access technical data.

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Long Lasting TPO Roofing membranes with Chimassorb® 2020 Light Stabilizer

Struggling to formulate long lasting TPO roofing membranes?

Read this Case Study featuring Chimassorb® 2020 light stabilizer which is recommended by the DOW™ Chemical Company for the use in VERSIFY™-based TPO roofing.

Chimassorb® 2020 combines exceptionally high UV stabilization and long-term thermal stability for both MDH and ATH flame retardant-containing TPO roofing membranes, in compliance with revised ASTM D 6878 standard.

 

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Increase Durability of Agricultural Greenhouse Films with Tinuvin® XT 100 light stabilizer

BASF has developed Tinuvin® XT 100, an advanced NOR® HALS (Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer) technology based solution providing low interaction with acidic pesticide derivatives thanks to its low basicity and its very specific alkoxy-amines chemical content.
Tinuvin® XT 100 is a cost effective light stabilizer designed to prolong the agriculture Polyethylene film lifetime. 

Read this Case Study including a Testimonial from a Chinese greenhouse films manufacturer.

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