Total Cray Valley to Introduce New Class of Additives for Polyethylene at NPE2015 International Plastics Showcase

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Dymalink 9100 was developed by Cray Valley as an additive to improve mechanical properties in polyethylene such as yield strength, impact, modulus, and heat deflection temperature (HDT) without significantly affecting density.

Dymalink 9100 Performance

Adding just 1 to 2 percent of Dymalink 9100 can increase stiffness and HDT of high-density polyethylene by 20 to 30 percent.

Global functional additive manufacturer Total Cray Valley will be introducing Dymalink® 9100, the first in a new class of additives for improved mechanical properties in polyethylene, at NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase. Plastics formulation experts from Cray Valley will be exhibiting the new product at booth S23015. The show takes place March 23-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Dymalink 9100 was developed by Cray Valley as an additive to improve mechanical properties in polyethylene such as yield strength, impact, modulus, and heat deflection temperature (HDT) without significantly affecting density. The fast crystallization of polyethylene has typically limited nucleation as a way to improve mechanical properties. The low loading levels of Dymalink 9100 provide the first way to improve these properties without significantly increasing polyethylene density.

“This is a truly novel development for the formulation of high-performance plastic products,” said Anthony Maroszan, global business development manager. “Adding just 1 to 2 percent of Dymalink 9100 can increase stiffness and HDT of high-density polyethylene by 20 to 30 percent.”

NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase brings together every sector of the plastics industry to highlight the latest technology, trends and equipment for every phase of plastics processing. Visit the event website at http://www.npe.org/.

To learn more about Cray Valley’s Dymalink additives, go to http://www.crayvalley.com/products/dymalink-zinc-acrylate.

About Cray Valley
Globally based in Exton, Pa., Cray Valley HSC is part of Total’s Refining & Chemicals division. Cray Valley manufactures Norsolene®, Wingtack® and Cleartack® hydrocarbon resins; Poly bd®, Ricon® and Krasol® polybutadienes; SMA® copolymers; and Dymalink® coagents. These products are used as raw materials and additives for adhesives, rubber, polymers and other applications.

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