Enhance the Life of Your Applications with Reputable Plastic Additives

DuPont’s advanced silicone-based additives, recently re-branded MULTIBASE, offer many options for extending properties, enhancing processing, and reinforcing materials.

These additives are well-suited for use in a broad range of key industries, including packaging, automotive, wire and cable, fiber, consumer and industrial applications and are designed to be compatible with most polymer compounds.

MULTIBASE thermoplastics additives contain high or ultra-high molecular weight siloxane, pre-dispersed and/or reacted in a range of polymer-carriers and specially engineered to deliver multiple benefits for greater design freedom and production efficiencies, including:

  • Improved scratch, mar and abrasion resistance
  • Decreased coefficient of friction
  • Reduced squeaking noises
  • Optimized fillers dispersion
  • Improved processability (e.g., decreased energy consumption, reduced build up, improved mold release)
  • Provides long-lasting performance stability enabling the design of more durable parts

MULTIBASE plastics additives support extended lifespans for end applications, enable more effective manufacturing by reducing energy consumption and scrap, and often permit lower-complexity formulations in support of recyclability.

MULTIBASE TM additives for Polycarbonate - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (PC/ABS) blends

Long lasting, anti-squeak performance, avoiding secondary applications of grease, felts, or other coatings.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Excellent anti-squeak performance for PC/ABS
  • Consistent performance longevity
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Minimal impact on key PC/ABS mechanical properties
  • Effective performance at low loadings
  • Supports design freedom by enabling complex geometries
  • Streamlines production by avoiding secondary operations

APPLICATIONS

  • Automotive interior parts (trim, instrument panel, console)
  • Appliance parts (refrigerator trays and bins, washing machines, dishwashers)
  • Construction components (window frames)
  • Resin: PC/ABS blends

MULTIBASE TM additives for Thermoplastic Vulcanizate (TPV) compounds

Improved slip performance and scratch resistance after aging without blooming.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Consistent slip under time, aging and humidity
  • Improved scratch resistance
  • Maintains adhesion properties
  • Maintains mechanical properties
  • Avoid the use of secondary operations (eg., flocking)

APPLICATIONS

  • Automotive sealing systems
  • Sealing systems for caps and closures
  • Industrial hoses and tubes
  • Sealing systems requiring good tribology properties

Silicone-based additives specifically developed to support Flexible packaging and Film producers

A major challenge in transitioning from rigid to flexible packaging formats is the fill line speeds. New generations of vertical form-fill-seal machines (e.g., VFFS, etc.) have set new standards in production speeds and sealing techniques, and are prompting plastic film processors to seek new ways to optimize production efficiency, control costs, and simplify supply chain management to meet tighter delivery schedules.

Stable, long-lasting slip additives are critical for reducing stress on low density polyethylene (LDPE)-blown films and biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films used in high volume for high-speed form-fill-seal (FFS) packaging operations. Lowering the coefficient of friction (COF) on film surfaces can boost productivity and ensure consistent film quality and reduce throughput interruptions.

Organic slip additives or migratory slip additives have been the traditional choice. But they have significant drawbacks. Their efficiency can be compromised over time, such as when heat is applied during the conversion steps. Also, because these additives migrate, some molecules can transfer and impact printability or other post-process operations on the opposite layer.

As non-migrating agents, MULTIBASE additives address these challenges, offering key benefits for film producers and processors including:

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Stable, long-lasting slip performance even in high-temperature environments
  • Non-migration across film layers and intra layer; reduced likelihood of transfer to the opposite layer
  • Limited to no increase in haze that could impact film clarity
  • Maintenance of key mechanical properties

APPLICATIONS

  • Multilayer Polyethylene blown films and BOPP films for use in bags, wrappers, packages and pouches
  • Skin layers for multilayer films, compatible and efficient in LDPE, LDPE/LLDPE blends, very low-density polyethylene (VLDPE) resins and Polypropylene terpolymers

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