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Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC

4500 McGinnis Ferry Road, Alpharetta, GA, 30005, USA

  • 770-772-8200

General Information:
Joseph Grande
Phone: 413-684-2463

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Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC

chemical processing & waste management, materials & material processing

Polyester Compound suits LED TV applications.

December 3, 2014

Developed specifically for LED electronic packaging applications that utilize surface mount technology, Lavanta® 5115 WH 224 consists of 15% glass fiber-reinforced polycyclohexylene terephthalate compound, which can be molded at 257°F and still maintains 100% crystallinity. Product has high reflectivity of greater than 95% with optimal whiteness retention, even after thermal and light aging. With tensile strength of 11,312 psi and elongation of 1.6%, compound ejects easily from tool. Read More

materials & material processing

High Stiffness PEEK offers low specific gravity of 1.35.

May 30, 2014

Providing 50% greater modulus/stiffness than standard neat PEEK grades, KetaSpire® KT-825 retains elongation and toughness that is comparable to that of neat PEEK resin for structural applications in transportation, electronics, semiconductor, and oil and gas. Dielectric strength per ASTM D149 at thickness of 3.2 mm is 26.0 kV/mm (660 V/mil) as compared with 15.2 kV/mm (385 V/mil) for neat PEEK. In addition, KT-825 meets UL’s V-0 flammability resistance requirements at thickness of 0.8 mm. Read More

materials & material processing

Halogen-Free Flame-Retardant Compound offers optimal flexibility.

April 23, 2014

Intended for power, data, and signal cable jacketing used in railway, shipboard, industrial, and oil and gas industries, Cogegum® GFR 380 cross-linkable, silane-grafted HFFR compound has 38 Shore D hardness and exhibits resistance to flames and chemicals. Polyolefin grade features compact char and protects cable from accelerated burning. Incorporated masterbatch contains additives to improve cross-linking action and aging, while anti-UV agent lends to weatherability. Read More

materials & material processing

Ultra-High Molecular Weight PEEK offers impact resistance.

November 15, 2013

Offering ductility and resistance to cracking during demolding and machining, KetaSpire® KT-810 features melt viscosity ranging from 0.51–0.65 kPa-s compared to 0.38-0.50 kPa-s for standard high-viscosity PEEK grades. Material is available in fine powder with average particle size of approximately 50 µm for compression molding, and pellet form for extrusion and injection molding. Ultra-high molecular weight grade is targeted for semiconductor and oil and gas applications. Read More

materials & material processing

Thermoformable PPSU Foam suits aircraft interiors.

October 9, 2013

Designed for insulative and structural components used in aircraft interiors, Radel® PPSU Foam is chemical resistant and exceeds fire, smoke, and toxic gas requirements. Product is manufactured using continuous extrusion process that creates closed cell foam with tightly controlled cell size distribution. Molecular structure prevents uncontrolled crack propagation upon impact. With density of 3.12 lb/ft³, R-1050 is suited for aircraft ducting, sidewalls, ceilings, privacy panels, and seat shells. Read More

materials & material processing

PEEK Powders offer particle size down to 10 microns.

September 13, 2013

Providing chemical resistance, KetaSpire® PEEK Powders are suitable for water-borne coatings, powder coatings, and resin-preimpregnation of continuous fiber composites. Products are available in SFP (super-fine powder) and UFP (ultra-fine powder) grades with nominal median particle size of 30 microns and 10 microns, respectively. Both types come in high-flow and low-flow versions which are unreinforced and supplied in natural color. Read More

chemical processing & waste management

High-Heat PPA Resin deliver long-term thermal stability.

November 14, 2012

High-heat (HH) grades of Amodel® polyphthalamide (PPA) resin include 33% glass reinforced A-4133HH and 45% glass reinforced A-4145HH. Testing shows 75% retention of tensile strength after heat aging for 3,000 hr at 446°F and after 1,000 hr at 482°F. Formulated to meet operating temperature and lifetime service demands of downsized turbocharged engines and under-the-hood applications, chemical-resistant resins also maintain mechanical properties when thermally aged at 320°F and 374°F. Read More

chemical processing & waste management, materials & material processing

Polyester Compound targets LED TV applications.

October 4, 2012

Developed specifically for LED electronic packaging applications that utilize surface mount technology, Lavanta® 5115 WH 011 consists of 15% glass fiber-reinforced injection molding compound. Material provides greater than 95% reflectivity with optimized whiteness retention, even after thermal and light aging. Able to fill very thin-walled sections required for low-profile, side-view LEDs, compound offers dimensional stability due to low moisture absorption. Read More

chemical processing & waste management, materials & material processing

Radio-Visible PEEK Compound enhances implantable medical devices.

June 11, 2012

Intended for use in implantable medical devices, Zeniva® ZA-520 radio-visible polyetheretherketone (PEEK)-based material provides image contrasting capabilities via specific additive for optimal visualization with x-ray, CT, and MRI systems. Compound is available in resin and rod stock and provides visibility of implant without artifacts common to metallic-based materials. Benefits include biocompatibility, chemical inertness, and modulus of elasticity close to that of bone. Read More

chemical processing & waste management

PPA Resins protect automotive electronics from corrosion.

September 26, 2011

Amodel Electronic (AE) grades of Amodel® polyphthalamide (PPA) resins eliminate corrosion issues stemming from high-temperature and high-humidity conditions of automotive electronics applications. Water-moldable AE-4133 consists of high-flow, fast-cycling injection moldable material available in black/natural and delivers heat distortion temperature of 572°F. Offering high retention of dielectric properties, AE-8133 is available in black and processed on oil-heated injection molds. Read More

chemical processing & waste management

Polyarylamide Plastic suits automotive fuel systems.

March 14, 2007

Offering low-permeation barrier material for host of fuel system applications, Ixef® Polyarylamide Plastic can be used in 2-layer system to meet standards of EPA's Partial Zero Emission Vehicle and California Air Resource Board automotive and small off-road engine emission regulations. Resin also maintains mechanical properties in bio-diesel and ethanol-based fuels. Read More

materials & material processing

Amorphous Polymers suit automotive lighting applications.

May 4, 2006

Formulated to optimize surface quality, thermal resistance, impact, and flow, RADEL® LTG-3000 polyethersulfone (PES) withstands temperatures to 205°C and exhibits tensile strength of 12.0 kpsi, while UDEL® LTG-2000 polysulfone (PSU) withstands temperatures to 175°C and has tensile strength of 10.2 kpsi. Capable of direct metallization, polymers are targeted for use in manufacture of headlamp bezels and reflectors, fog lamp reflectors, and park-and-turn reflectors. Read More

chemical processing & waste management, materials & material processing

Transparent Sulfone Polymer offers high heat resistance.

October 29, 2004

Amorphous thermoplastic SUPRADEL(TM) HTS features glass transition temperature of 509°F and heat deflection temperature of 491°F. It is resistant to hydrolysis by hot water and steam, as well as to acids, bases, and flame. In addition to being processed by injection molding, extrusion, and thermoforming, material can also be melt processed. It is suited for automotive, aerospace, electrical, electronic, and industrial product applications. Read More

materials & material processing

Fluoropolymer forms durable water-purification membranes.

June 6, 2003

HALAR® ECTFE offers heat and chemical resistance and is stable at high pH levels. Membranes made with copolymer of ethylene and chlorotrifluoroethylene are not affected by direct exposure to strong bases, mineral and oxidizing acids, or chlorinated compounds. Product is also resistant to aggressive cleaning agents and strong polar solvents such as dimethylformamide, dimethylacetamide, and N-methyl pyrrolidone. Read More

chemical processing & waste management, paints & coatings

Polyphthalamide Material improves kitchen utensils.

May 21, 2003

AMODEL® A-1133 HS polyphthalamide combined with Bryant Rubber's Select Primerless Adhesion Polymer System(TM) turns ordinary kitchen spatula into long lasting utensil that is less likely to melt. It reduces amount of heat transferred through spatula to cook's hand and doesn't begin melting until temperature exceeds 550°F. Soft silicone is non-marking and does not wear delicate pan surfaces. Read More

chemical processing & waste management

Polysulphone Resin offers high clarity and heat resistance.

March 3, 2003

UDEL® P-3700 HC offers near-water-white clarity for designs that require high clarity, low color, or range of bright colors. UDEL polysulfone maintains its properties at temperatures from -150 to 300°F and is resistant to hydrolysis by hot water, to acids and bases, and to cleaners and disinfectants. Resin complies with U.S. FDA and European Economic Community regulations concerning use of plastics in direct food contact. Read More

safety & security equipment, welding equipment & supplies

Welding Helmet is made of AMODEL(R) polyphthalamide.

April 19, 2002

FUTURA(R) protective welding helmet, made from AMODEL AT-5001, provides heat and impact resistance, dimensional stability, and resistance to chemicals, scratches, and cracks. AMODEL polyphthalamide semi-crystalline engineering polymer has mechanical properties that offer favorable characteristics in strength, stiffness, fatigue and creep resistance. Read More

chemical processing & waste management

High-Temperature Resins suit critical electronics applications.

April 15, 2002

Flame-retardant AMODEL FR-4133, FR-6133 and FR-6145 polyphthalamide resins are useful in lead-free SMT soldering operations. They are available in hot-water-moldable base resins, 4000 and 6000, and 2 glass-reinforced levels, 33 and 45%, with heat distortion temperatures up to 300 deg C. Applications include connectors, chip capacitors, cell phone components, circuit breakers, contactors, relays, and switches. Read More

materials & material processing

Friction/Wear Material suits non-lubricated applications.

April 15, 2002

Polyamide-imide TORLON(R) 4435 PAI provides wear resistance in high-PV, 50,000 to 100,000 psi-ft/min applications. It also exhibits wear resistance in low-pressure, high-velocity conditions (125 psi and 800 ft/min) and high-pressure, low-velocity conditions (2,000 psi and 50 ft/min). Glass transition temperature allows parts to operate continuously at temperatures up to 260 deg C. Thermoplastic material can be injection molded. Read More

materials & material processing

Clear Polymer helps avoid indutrial battery breakdown.

April 15, 2002

UDEL(R) P-1700 transparent thermoplastic polymer exhibits resistance to moisture absorption, shock, and vibration. Heat deflection temperature is 345 deg F. Transparent, opaque, and glass-fiber reinforced grades of UDEL polysulfone can be used for injection molding into complex parts or extrusion into forms such as rod, film, sheet, profile, and tubing. UDEL polysulfone resin can also be blow-molded. Read More

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