Lubricants, Capstock Ccompounds protect wood plastic composites.

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Used to reduce required loading levels, Lubricant packages STRUKTOL® TPW 617 and TPW 618 target processors requiring viscosity reduction and optimized flow through die without negatively affecting functional requirements. Engineered capstock compounds for WPC decking materials include STRUKTOL® SA 1242, which provides durability combined with scratch/mar resistance, adhesion to substrate, processability, and surface gloss control. It can be made with or without UV stabilization package.

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Struktol Company of America to Highlight Products for Wood Plastic Composites (WPC) at K 2016

Newly developed next-generation lubricants and capstock compounds designed to provide unmatched processing and performance represent the most sophisticated products available in the market

STOW, Ohio – Struktol Company of America, a leading global supplier of polymer additives, will be highlighting several new products at K 2016, the world’s largest trade fair for plastics and rubber, coming up in Düsseldorf, Germany, from October 19 to 26 (Hall 6/A23). Struktol is the global leader in additive technology for the growing and evolving global wood-plastic composites industry. Building on our reputation of providing the most state-of-the-art innovative solutions for processors, Struktol is expanding its portfolio of products for this market.

Next-generation lubricant packages designed to reduce required loading levels without any sacrifice of performance will be introduced. These new products, including STRUKTOL® TPW 617 and TPW 618, are intended for processors needing improved viscosity reduction and better flow through the die without negatively affecting functional requirements such as adhesion to protective, high-performance capstock compounds and physical properties. The new products work at loading levels up to 50% lower than other commonly used lubricants potentially resulting in lower costs to the customer.

Struktol is also expanding its product line of engineered capstock compounds for WPC decking materials. The new products provide unmatched durability combined with scratch resistance, adhesion to the substrate, processability and surface gloss control. STRUKTOL® SA 1242 is a low surface gloss capstock compound with superior scratch and mar resistance that can be made with or without our unique UV stabilization package, which is proving to be one of the most robust protective packages available in the industry. Struktol capstock compounds can be tailor-made to address the customer’s needs and Struktol continues to develop the most innovative product solutions for this constantly evolving technology.

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About Struktol Company of America
Struktol Company of America, headquartered in Stow, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of process additives for the plastics and rubber industries. The privately-held company provides Intelligent Additive Solutions for a variety of polymer-based products and compounds for the consumer, industrial, packaging, and automotive industries. The company’s technical specialists, R&D chemists, and compound laboratory are dedicated to creating innovative solutions to meet the exacting demands of an ever-changing polymer industry. Struktol’s R&D center, technical service center, and manufacturing plant are located in Stow, Ohio. The company’s additive solutions keep customers ahead of the competition with increased productivity, better quality parts, and lower overall cost. For more information, call (800) 327-8649 or (330) 928-5188 or visit

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