The Benefits of Using Slip Additives in the Plastic Industry
17 May 2018
Additives are chemical compounds added to the production process to complement the needs of the industrial process. Additive substances can also be called anti-blocking. This material can be generally used in the process of making plastic to get the best product results with functions that can reduce friction on the surface of the polymer so that it is not easily torn or damaged.
Using slip additive materials can be right solution that can be combined to make plastic bags with polymeric materials to reduce friction forces. Almost industrial manufactures in the world chose products with additive slip material is very modern so that it can have fire resistance for plastic made.
There are several factors that affect slip additive:
- Type of polymer - Temperature and type of process - Size and structure - Other additives available
The advantage of using slips additive :
- Has high slip performance - Has good durability - No smell - Affordable prices - Fire resistant chemicals for plastics
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New Project to Develop Graphene-reinforced Composites with Thermal Conductivity
12 January 2019
Graphene is made of sheets of carbon just one atom thick and is significantly lighter than standard carbon fiber. It’s also stronger than carbon fiber and steel, meaning that it can bring weight reductions of around 20% in the automotive industry without hindering panel strength.
Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), Haydale and Pentaxia to develop lightweight composite materials using graphene and manufacture a novel carbon fiber composite tooling system with enhanced thermal conductivity – resulting in a new body panel system with improved mechanical and thermal performance.
The project aims to bring benefits in terms of weight reduction, CO2 emissions and manufacturing cycle times. Body panels will be installed and tested on the Mono supercar throughout the project, with the aim to reduce weight by 10% and cycles times by more than 25%.
A route to market will then be established for new material technology through niche vehicle manufacturers and the premium and luxury automotive sector – potentially resulting in a game-changing new material for the wider industry.
UCSC Researchers Develop Safer Non-migratory Plasticizers for PVC
23 November 2018
Research have shown that exposure of phthalates in our surrounding are harmful for human health because phthalate tends to leach out of the plastic and contaminate food, furniture and etc. Phthalate are used as plasticizer for variety of things such as furniture, clothing, building material and many more. Today, researchers led by Rebecca Braslau and her team have addressed those issue by developing a safer chemical, a non-migratory plasticizer.
These non-migratory plasticizer are bonded to the PVC compared to the traditional phthalate that are melted together with PVC. Because it is chemically bonded, the chemical will not leach out of the plastic.
Researchers Achieve Biodegradation of Plastic Films with Soil Microbes
30 November 2018
Our world is contaminated with plastic waste. It does not affect our oceans but our agriculture soil as well. Many farmers are using PE mulch film to cover their crop to combat weeds, increase soil temperature and keep the soil moist, thereby increasing overall crop yields. However the removal of mulch film after harvest is impossible. This small parts of plastic mulch is left on the soil and contaminated the soil. Film residues in soils decrease soil fertility, interfere with water transport and diminish crop growth.
Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) have now shown in a study that demonstrate that soil microbes degrade films composed of the alternative polymer poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (PBAT). Their work has just been published in the journal Science Advances.
In the research project coordinated by Michael Sander, Kristopher McNeill and Hans-Peter Kohler, former ETH doctoral student Michael Zumstein succeeded in demonstrating that soil microorganisms metabolically utilized the carbon in the PBAT polymer both for energy production and also to build up microbial biomass.
The researchers used PBAT material that was custom-synthesized from monomers to contain a defined amount of the stable carbon-13 isotope. This isotope label enabled the scientists to track the polymer-derived carbon along different biodegradation pathways in soil.
Using isotope-sensitive analytical equipment, the researchers found that the carbon-13 from PBAT was not only converted into carbon dioxide as a result of microbial respiration but also incorporated into the biomass of microorganisms colonizing the polymer surface.
“This research directly demonstrates, for the first time, that soil microorganisms mineralize PBAT films in soils and transfer carbon from the polymer into their biomass,” says Michael Sander, Senior Scientist in the Environmental Chemistry Group in the Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zurich. Their work truly shows the true definition of biodegradable plastic not only breaking down plastic into small fragment and still exist in the environment.
Source: ETH Zurich https://polymer-additives.specialchem.com/news/industry-news/researchers-biodegradation-plastic-films-soil-microbes-000215578?lr=ipa1808463&li=200160570&utm_source=NL&utm_medium=EML&utm_campaign=ipa1808463&m_i=vHKt7JLvejI6XS4oU5MwjZbVt%2B%2B8sipqxNk0w2rms3WXBteLDEb96Yngp4fOWTZ%2BSiQeFrLKPnzZbwvpj2ROCpNkctLZvY
Aramid Fiber Market to Reach USD 5.90 Bn by 2025 Predicts Grand View Research
16 November 2018
The global aramid fiber market is expected to reach USD 5.90 billion by 2025 due to the growing market for protective gear in various industries such as manufacturing, oil, gas, as well as the military.
Aramid fibers is a high-performance synthetic fiber which the molecules are connected by hydrogen bonds that transfers mechanical stress easily. They have low flammability, high strength, good resistance, no melting point are some of its advantageous characteristics of aramid fibers.
Due to the increasing demand for security and protection in workplace, aramid fibers is used in wide-scale application for safety purposes. Over 30% of aramid fiber produced is used for security and protection application in various industries. It is projected to play a key role in the market role for safety gear due to its high strength and rigid molecular structure.