Product News: Materials & Material Processing
Heat Stabilizer optimizes high-consistency silicone rubber.
Press Release Summary:
July 1, 2013 - Offering non-rare earth alternative to traditional heat stabilizers, Silcosperse™ 500 Dispersion maximizes heat stability of high consistency silicone rubber formulations to withstand temperatures up to 500°F. Product is supplied as millable dispersion gum to eliminate problems associated with messy, hard-to-handle alternatives. Available in quantities as low as 10 lb, Silcosperse™ 500 is suitable for seals, covers, insulators, gaskets, and O-rings.
Original Press Release
PolyOne GSDI Introduces High-Performance Heat Stabilizer for High-Consistency Silicone Applications
Press release date: June 19, 2013
BARBERTON, Ohio – GSDI, a subsidiary of PolyOne Corporation and a premier innovator of color and additive dispersions for silicone rubber, has launched Silcosperse™ 500 disperson to help customers enhance the heat resistance to improve High Consistency Silicone Rubber (HCR) performance in specialized, high-temperature applications.
“Providing customers with the ability to improve the thermal stability of their products will allow them to capture new high-margin opportunities and increase profitability,” explains Bob Bradley, general manager, GSDI. “Silcosperse 500 dispersions are a unique, non-rare earth alternative to traditional heat stabilizers. These unique solutions open the door to help customers reach a number of new and very attractive markets.”
Silcosperse™ 500 dispersions increase the heat stability of HCR silicone formulations to withstand temperatures up to 500°F (260°C), improving suitability for a wide range of market applications in the automotive, aerospace and appliances industries. Examples include seals, covers, insulators, gaskets and O-rings.
Independent test results demonstrate zero compromise in processability and thermal performance when compared to traditional rare earth element-based technologies. In addition, Silcosperse™ 500 dispersion is formulated for faster weigh up and integration during manufacturing to deliver operating efficiencies and total systems cost reduction.
Silcosperse™ 500 dispersion is supplied as a millable dispersion gum to eliminate the problems associated with messy, hard-to-handle alternatives. It is available in quantities as low as 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) to allow for smaller volume, niche applications and inventory optimization.
PolyOne will showcase Silcosperse™ 500 dispersion and additional GSDI (www.gsdi.com) solutions at K 2013 in Düsseldorf from 16–23 October (Stand J13, Hall 8a).
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