T-TEC and E-TEC
New High-Temperature Engineering Polymer Masterbatches and Conductive/ ESD Compounds
At this year's Chinaplas, Colloids Ltd., Merseyside, UK, a manufacturer of standard and speciality black, color & white masterbatches, compounds, and performance enhancing additives, launches two new product ranges aimed at key industrial markets with high performance applications, used in automotive, electrical & electronics (E & E) and ESD packaging, storage and distribution applications.
Colloids, which is part of the multinational Tosaf Group, will present the new high-temperature engineering polymer masterbatch and compounds T-TEC range, and 11 newly developed permanent electrically conductive and electrostatically dissipative (ESD) compound grades, which have been added to the existing E-TEC product range.
The new T-TEC range of Colloids high-temperature masterbatches and compounds are for high performance amorphous and semi-crystalline engineering polymers that can withstand continuous operating temperatures above 150°C, complimenting Colloids range of Pace engineering polymer masterbatches. The new high temperature masterbatch grades have been developed to meet the demands from manufacturers for masterbatches with pigments that can withstand multiple heat histories at temperatures exceeding 350°C. The T-TEC range is formulated using specially selected and formulated pigments and carrier systems based on PPS, PPSU, PPA and PEEK. Depending on the polymer grade, Colloids will supply a high-temperature masterbatch or compound in standard blue, red, green, brown, grey or black, as well as in customer bespoke colours. The types of high temperature masterbatch carriers used in the T-TEC range are suitable for use in the most demanding compounding applications without affecting the mechanical performance or chemical resistance of the base polymers. A bespoke T-TEC masterbatch and compound product development service for a wide range of other high performance engineering polymers is also provided.
The new E-TEC range offers surface resistivities from 1 x 109 to less than 103 Ohms square (according to ASTM D257 and IEC61340-2-3), providing solutions to key market sectors, in particular for electrical and electronics, automotive, consumer and industrial products and ESD packaging, storage and distribution applications. These new Colloids E-TEC grades offer customers enhanced electrical performance for film and sheet, profile extrusion, injection moulding, vacuum forming and closed cell foams. E-TEC grades have been formulated to offer superior mechanical properties, along with the added benefits of enhanced process capability, excellent weldability and good aesthetics. In addition to the standard range Colloids also provides bespoke, customer specific E-TEC products.
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