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Milliken to Showcase Colorants & Additives for PU at PUTECH 2015

Published on 2015-10-16. Author : SpecialChem

GHENT, Belgium -- One of the leading suppliers of polymer bound colorants and additives for the Polyurethane Industry, Milliken, invites PUTECH 2015 visitors to discover its unique fully reactive polymeric additive technologies focused on enhancing performance, improving visual appearance and preserving the long-term quality of polyurethane (PU) systems – all without contributing to VOC or FOG levels.

Fig. 1: Milliken

Milliken’s polymeric technologies are based on OH-terminated chains and are 100% reactive into the PU foam, elastomer or coating. Integrated within the final PU article during manufacturing, they avoid migration and loss of properties over time, and help to address the major issues of degradation and discoloration of PU articles due to light and heat sensitivity. The polymeric additives support Polyol manufacturers and polyurethane producers in improving the emission profile of their products, meeting the most demanding test requirements for VOC and FOG such as VDA278.

Visitors to Milliken’s Booth C139 can look forward to:

  • Reactint® Colorants: 100% homogenous liquid and fully compatible with all types of PU systems. They offer high color strength versus pigment dispersions, with in-line blending capabilities for a quick response to market demands.
  • Milliguard™ AOX for PU foam: active against scorch and foam yellowing, the additives ensure reduced scorch in polyether and polyester foam, as well as in TPUs and elastomers, with delayed yellowing after NOx exposure and reduced emissions.
  • Milliguard™ AOX for polyol stabilization: supports VDA 278 compliance and improved foam stability and performance.
  • Milliguard™ UVX: improves UV performance and VDA 278 compliance for highly demanding PU and TPU applications, including elastomers, coatings and stay-white PU foam parts.

Additional products include the new AlphaSan AF VT, a new stable dispersion designed to provide cost effective antimicrobial and antifungal performance in foam applications that require special protection, such as sponges, furniture, mattresses and pillows.
“Milliken’s additive technologies bring a comprehensive and fresh approach to the challenges facing the polyurethane industry. They offer a substantial improvement in areas such as UV stability and emission reduction, and create opportunities to cost-effectively add value and improve end-product appeal through innovative functionality or color choices,” comments Antoni Puig, Product Line Manager

About Milliken

Milliken has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Working from our laboratories, application and development centers around the world, our scientists and engineers create coatings, specialty chemicals, and advanced additive and colorant technologies that transform the way we experience products from automotive plastics to children's art supplies. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines that also includes floor covering and performance materials, the people of Milliken work every day to add true value to people’s lives.

Source: Milliken

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