High Heat Additives Selection

Additives used with commodity polymers cannot give the best results with high temperature polymers. This is because of the lack of high temperature stability of these traditional additives. This fact has led to the development of specific additives that can be used with high temperature polymers. This guide will review the three main high heat additives: antioxidants, flame retardants and processing aids used with high heat polymers. Read on and uncover the features they offer in several high temperature polymers.

High Heat Additives Selection

high heat additivesMass production markets, such as aerospace, automotive and electronics need an increasing balance of thermal, mechanical, electrical, optical and tribological properties for high performance parts. Some specialty polymers used in these markets offer peak or long time thermal resistance exceeding 250°C. To perform optimally, these polymers often need certain additives. It is these materials that help bring the superior properties of the polymers.

Selection of additives depends on:
  • the type of polymers they will be added to or
  • the application for which they will be used.

Appropriate selection helps develop value-added plastics with improved durability as well as other advantages. Additive can be particularly useful to improve the performance of high temperature polymers.

The three of the most common types used with high temperature polymers are:

Each of these additives provides a different feature to the high temperature polymer. They will be discussed in the coming sections of this guide.

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