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ill & Seilacher family of companies, with representation in ization with over a century of specialty chemical expertise, essing products under the brand name STRUKTOL®

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performance. Struktol manufactures chemicals for the plastics silicone emulsions, products used in latex processing, and ardants.

ives business is by no means typical or ordinary. Chemistry ent Additive Solutions, Struktol products are designed to stomers. Our technical specialists, R&D chemists and ative solutions for the ever-changing polymer industry – th increased productivity, better quality parts and lower ance, Struktol Customer Service initiatives have become

This brochure from Struktol covers its wide range of additives for thermoplastics, including products for superior viscosity control, improved mixing and filler dispersion, plus reduced friction and plate out.

Dow: bio-based plasticizers


Newproduct changes everything and nothing DOWECOLIBRIUM™

bio-based plasticiz-

ers fromDowWire &Cable are a new family of products forwire and cable jack- eting and insulation. Environmentally friendly options for building, automotive, personal electronics and appliancewire and cabling, the newcompounds are renewable alternatives to traditional PVC plasticizers that have all the same performance qualities.

DOWECOLIBRIUMbio-based plasticizers:

• Are phthalate- and lead-free

• Reduce greenhouse gases by 40 percent versus traditional plasticizers

• Demonstrate outstanding performance at lowand high temperatures

• Exhibit processing, feel and ease of installation similar to currentmaterials

(Comparable performance toDIDP, can achieve equivalent Shore A at lower loading.)

Performance Comparison in Model Formulation DIDP

60 PHR

Properties Shore A

Initial Properties Modulus (1% secant: psi) Tensile (psi) Elongation (%)

Aged 10 days at 100°C Tensile (psi) Retained Tensile (%) Elongation (%) Retained Elongation (%)


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Low-temperature Brittleness per ASTM D746 LOI

Volume Resistivity ohm-m (x10**6)


9380 2020 248

2053 102 221 89

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Meetmarket and regulatory requirements

(LPLAS 1101 EXP1) 60 PHR


7900 2104 280

2513 119 212 76

Not Tested 23 91


(LPLAS 1101 EXP1) 51 PHR

87.1 DOW ECOLIBRIUM DOWECOLIBRIUM™ meets increasingly

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tough requirementswithoutmissing a beat. They are the first bio-based plasti- cizers on themarketwith the ability tomeet all regulatory requirements, including heat-deformation resistance and high temperature ratings. For personal electronics and appliance manufacturers, thismeans:

• Optimumflame resistance • Reduced carbon footprint • Safe end-of-life disposal

For those in building & construction, phalate- and lead-freeDOW ECOLIBRIUMoffers safe buildingwire options for end users.Moreover, com- pounds are bio-based, enabling cable makers and building industry end users to achieve carbon credits, andU.S. GreenBuildingCouncil LEED(Leader- ship in Energy and Environmental Design)Certification in theUSA.

Dow has a wealth of literature available on its Ecolibrium bio-based plasticizers. There are technical presentations, plus brochures focused on construction, transportation and electrical & electronic applications.

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K-Tron: producing LFTs

Smart Feeding & Conveying Solutions

Application Example Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics

New Technologies

Long Fiber Reinforced Thermo- plastics are a recent development in newer technologies where PP or thermoplastic material is directly compounded with long glass fibers (rovings) and then molded in one operation. Long Fiber Thermo-plastic technologies are the buzz of the auto industry in Europe and the US and are one of the most important trends in the plastics industry today.

Glass fibers of ½” (12 mm) up to 2“ (50 mm) length give much higher stiffness, strength and toughness than the 1/8“ (3 mm) fibers that have been used for reinforcement for decades.

Long Fiber Reinforced Thermo- plastics (LFT) have excellent mechanical proper ties and stiffness-to-weight ratio which is of great interest to the auto- motive industry. These in-line compounding processes for long fiber material offer users more flexibility, as they are able to both compound and process such

materials in accordance with their own formulation and also use ready made compounds.

For this process gravimetric feed- ers are used to feed the main polymer as well as the additives. Short term accuracy is one of the key elements because of the very short residence time in the twin screw compounder. The process requires a 5–8% 2Sigma devia- tion at a sample time of 5–10 sec. at a feed rate of 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs) of irregular additive pellets.


There are currently three tech- nologies of interest in the current market. These are E-LFT, D-LFT and S-LFT.

E-LFT is the in-line compounding and direct extrusion of long fiber reinforced thermoplastics as pro- files or sheets, while D-LFT is the in-line compounding and direct compression molding of long fiber reinforced thermoplastics. S-LFT is the inline compounding

and direct injection of long fiber reinforced thermoplastics.

All three processes use continu- ous gravimetric feeders to feed accurately into the continuously operating extruder. Long fiber thermoplastics technology uses special screw configurations for both, single and twin screw extruders.


The base polymer is generally fed with a single screw or vibra- tory loss-in-weight feeder. The integrated vacuum receiver is responsible for the steady refill of the LWF.

One to three additives such as colors, stabilizers, etc. in pow- der or pellet form are added via smaller loss-in-weight feeders (single or twin screwfeeders, vibratory feeders or Bulk Solids Pump feeders).

Edge trimmings and other re- cycled materials are shredded and fed back into the process at a

Long Fiber Reinforced Plastics D-LFT: Coperion Werner & Pfleiderer System

predetermined ratio using vibra- tory loss-in-weight feeders.


The glass fiber filaments are pulled into the extruder from con- tinuous glass rovings on bobbins by the rotation of the screw shaft.

The throughput of the fiber is vol- umetric and quite steady. Each fiber stand is monitored by an infrared sensor. The gravimetric throughput of the fiberglass can also be checked by mounting the bobbins on scales and measuring the weight loss over time.

End Products

Most LFT end products are pro- duced for the automobile indus- try. These molded parts include body panels, sound shields, front-end assemblies, struc- tural body parts, truck panels and housings as well as doors, tailgates and fender sections. Development is also strong in other areas of application in the electrical and building industries.

This four-page technical white paper from K-Tron discusses the selection of optimised materials feeding systems for the efficient production of long-fibre- reinforced thermoplastics (LFTs).

Johns Manville: glass fibres

This brochure from Johns Manville Fibers division examines its offerings in ThermoFlow chopped strands and StaRov LFTPlus rovings for thermoplastics compounders and the different markets it serves.

1 Polymer pellets 2 Gravimetric feeder

3 Glass rovings 4 Motor and gearbox

5 Twin-screw compounder ZSK 6 Devolatilizing

7 Cutting unit 8 Separating unit

9 Robot 10 Press

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Steer: SPL40 turn-key lines

This eight-page brochure covers Steer Engineering’s new SPL40 compounding pelletizing systems that include feeders, extruders, strand die heads, water troughs, air knives, pelletizers and classifiers.

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