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Solvay Specialty Polymers

3702 Clanton Road, Augusta, GA, 30916, USA

  • 706-790-3100

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Joe Grande
Phone: 413-684-2463
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materials & material processing, electrical equipment & systems, electronic components & devices, materials & material processing, green & clean

Glass-Filled PAEK offers alternative to PEEK products.

October 29, 2014

Available in pellet form in light beige and black, 30% glass-reinforced AvaSpire® AV-652 features nominal melt viscosity of 0.49 kPa-s and is designed for processing by injection molding. Material resists variety of chemicals including acids, bases, and most organic solvents. Hydrolytic stability allows prolonged use in hot water and steam environments. In addition, material resists virtually all commercial sterilization techniques including heat, steam, gamma radiation, and ethylene oxide. Read More

chemical processing & waste management

High-Performance Polyamides target mHealth electronic devices.

June 20, 2014

Kalix® high-performance polyamides (HPPAs) – halogen-free Kalix HPPA 5000 series; bio-based, amorphous Kalix HPPA 3000 series; and bio-sourced, impact-resistant PPA grade Kalix 2000 series – are suited for structural components used in mobile healthcare (mHealth) electronic devices. Strength, stiffness, and chemical resistance properties specifically complement requirements of covers and housings for healthcare displays, terminals, and modules along with chassis, housings, and bezels. Read More

chemical processing & waste management, electrical equipment & systems, electronic components & devices, materials & material processing, green & clean

ECTFE Resins suit production of front sheets for PV modules.

May 2, 2014

Able to be extruded into transparent film with over 90% light transmission, Halar® PV ECTFE semi-crystalline, melt-processable fluoropolymer resin provides water vapor barrier (<1 g/m²/day) as well as chemical and fire resistance. Product offers long-term weatherability and is suitable for 20+ years of direct exposure to sunlight. In addition to properties as Halar PV, Halar UV blocking technology provides long-term UV blocking performance to meet 25-year performance life for PV modules. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, materials & material processing

Polysulfone Foam is designed for wire and cable applications.

April 15, 2014

Providing low-halogen content and low-smoke performance, Udel® P-1703 NT polysulfone (PSU) foam passes NFPA 262 smoke and flame test for plenum (CMP) applications. Resin has specific gravity of 1.24 and foam rate of 50%&ndash;60%; latter imparts dielectric constant of 1.8&ndash;2 to meet cable electrical requirements without requiring significant modifications to existing constructions. By controlling processing conditions, foaming level can be tuned to 20%&ndash;70% closed-cell structure utilized in industry. Read More

materials & material processing

Polymer Extrusion Material produces ultra-thin films.

May 9, 2011

Offered as alternative to polyetheretherketone (PEEK(TM)), AvaSpire® AV-630 polyaryletherketone (PAEK) is designed for extrusion of ultra-thin film to thicknesses as low as 6 microns. Ductility promotes puncture resistance, which enhances handling in manufacturing operations. In addition to mechanical properties along both flow and transverse directions that exhibit increased consistency/uniformity, material also offers optimized heat deflection temperature (HDT) and flammability resistance. Read More

materials & material processing

PEEK Grade suits wire and cable insulation applications.

March 30, 2011

Consisting of medium-viscosity resin, KetaSpire® KT-851 NT is for use in melt extrusion-based wire and cable insulation layers, as well as monofilaments, multi-filament fibers, ultra-thin tubing, and films. Semi-crystalline material allows for production of articles that are low in gel content and other particulate contamination. KT-851 NT incorporates trace level of lubricant dusted on pellets to facilitate conveying in extrusion screws, while KT-851 NL is pure polymer with no lubricant. Read More

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