Applications

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Additives for Styrenics

Polystyrene is a standard thermoplastic. BASF has a variety of antioxidants for the stabilization of styrenics.

Additives for Polyamide

Various structures are commercially produced; PA 6, PA 6,6, PA 4,6, PA 11 and PA 12 are the most important. Traditionally, aliphatic polyamides are stabilized with small amounts of copper salts.

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Additives for Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate discolors as a manifestation of autoxidation. This is of major concern, because, besides its high impact strength, the primary commercial properties of PC are its optical properties such as transparency.

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Additives for Polyesters

PET is usually processed and used without the addition of antioxidants. However BASF offers products to improve properties of PET against aging in specific conditions. PBT is somewhat less stable under long term thermal exposure conditions.

Additives for Polyethylene

Sterically hindered phenols are powerful stabilizers for the melt processing of polyolefins. The combination of a sterically hindered phenol and a phosphyte is more effective in many instances than a phenol alone.

Additives for Polypropylene

Sterically hindered phenols are powerful stabilizers for the melt processing of polyolefins. The combination of a sterically hindered phenol and a phosphyte is more effective in many instances than a phenol alone.

Additives for Polyurethanes

Polyurethanes are mostly used as flexible molded foams, flexible slabstock foams, rigid microcellular foams (RIM-PUR), and thermoplastic polyurethanes (T-PUR).

Additives for Polyvinyl Chloride

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) was one of the first thermoplastics developed. Despite the fact that PVC has a low thermal stability, processing at elevated temperatures is possible by adding specific heat stabilizers. This is one of the main reasons PVC has become a major bulk plastic.