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BASF Process and Thermal Stabilizers for Specialty Polymers

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When polymer chains are exposed to heat, light or oxygen, most of them undergo changes that affect their properties and service life. The oxidation and degradation of the polymer chains may be prevented or slowed down thanks to the use of stabilizers. They are used as chain stoppers during the process of PVC polymerization. They also keep the mechanical and aesthetic properties of plastic items and improve their long term thermal stability.

Additionally, they play a vital role when it comes to melt processing steps of polymer resins where temperatures well above 150°C are reached, though for a certain timeframe.

Find out about BASF processing & thermal stabilizers for specialty polymers.

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