For many materials the physical properties and the appearance of the plastic are in some cases considerably changed through the influence of heat, light, and atmospheric oxygen. In this regard a distinction is made between processing stabilizers that primarily counteract polymer degradation in the melt phase (compounding, injection molding, extrusion), long-term stabilizers that prevent polymer degradation under increased ambient temperatures (60 - 130°C) during finished part use, high-temperature stabilizers that are effective up to 180°C, and UV stabilizers for effective protection of finished parts against polymer degradation by through UV radiation. Combinations of different additives provide additional synergy effects.
With its processing agents, Brüggemann supports polyamide compounders in cost-efficiently improving the processing characteristics of polyamides. In this way, the flowability of polyamides reinforced with glass fiber, for example, can be increased and their good mechanical properties can be retained. Such highly-saturated polyamides are an outstanding replacement for metal in technical parts.
Brüggemann offers modifiers, for both chain build-up and chain disintegration. For example, with its “chain shortener” the molecular weight of highly viscous polyamide wastes can be transformed into high-performance injection molding types, whose mechanical properties correspond to those of on off-the-shelf new injection molded type of the same viscosity. Cost advantages included.
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Dr. Klaus Bergmann and Dr. Stefan Mark are moving Brüggemann forward in the areas of product development and future development.
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