New Conductive Masterbatches
Targeted for the Electronics Handling Markets
Modern Dispersions Inc., Leominster, MA/USA, global supplier of thermoplastic compounds and concentrates, will announce an expansion of its conductive masterbatch line for the electronics industry at the upcoming NPE2018. The two new conductive masterbatches are targeted for the electronics handling markets including applications such as large dunnage, totes, and pallets for the automotive and telecommunications industries.
Modern Dispersions' PP-235 conductive PP masterbatch is designed for injection molded polypropylene parts where electrostatic dissipative (ESD) properties are required. PP-235 is incorporated at 50-60% loading levels with natural or mixed color PP resins for applications such as tote bins and electronics handling and storage parts.
Modern Dispersions has also launched CF-238, a universal conductive masterbatch designed for both extrusion and injection molding. ESD properties for injection and extrusion can be achieved with a 40-50% dosage with a natural or recycled feed stream. Since it is a universal carrier-based masterbatch, CF-238 is compatible with a variety of polymer systems including olefins, PVC, and polylactic acid (PLA). Targeted applications include flexible films and tubing.
As part of its R&D work, Modern Dispersions is also exploring the development of masterbatches and compounds containing nanocarbons. PP-20GO is a developmental grade containing graphene oxide which is undergoing testing to assess certain property enhancement features including electrical and thermal conductivity, increased tensile strength, and improved barrier properties. The developmental grade is targeted for fibers and films.
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