Oxy-biodegradable masterbatch

OXO-biodegradable is biodegradation that occurs through oxidative and cell-mediated phenomena, either simultaneously or sequentially.

Oxy-biodegradable masterbatch, made from polymers such as polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) or polystyrene (PS), contains a catalyst – often a manganese or iron salt. Our masterbatch is also based on mixtures of transition metal salts and metal oxides and has the ability to degrade in nature and then biodegrade. The biodegradable masterbatch degrades much faster than ordinary plastic in the presence of oxygen.

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Heat-resistant pigments FALCOHEAT

High temperature coatings are needed to protect metal surfaces such as grills, cookers, non-stick cookware, engine components, boilers, vehicle exhaust systems and even the working parts of rockets from oxidation over a long period of time. These materials are usually liquid coatings, but powder coatings have also been developed that can withstand temperatures of over 700 degrees Celsius.

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IR reflective pigment ( Cool Black)

In the course of energy-related façade renovation with external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS), there is an unmistakable trend towards more intensive colours on façades. Customers increasingly want darker colours. The problem is that dark surfaces heat up more than light ones when exposed to sunlight. In addition, the surfaces of ETICS heat up much more intensively than solid stone masonry. Therefore, the plaster shell of an ETICS is exposed to great stresses due to the occurring, strong temperature fluctuations of the surface. Cracks and deformations are the result. If one analyses the pigment composition of dark shades with a HBW <20, one quickly finds that black pigments play a central role. The darker and thus more colour-neutral the shade, the blacker pigment is used.

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Economic efficiency through the replacement of expensive transparent materials

The addition of nucleating agents improves the optical and mechanical properties of polypropylene. The result: crystal clear PP with high stiffness and high impact strength. It is also suitable for food contact or odour sensitive applications. On the one hand, it makes it possible to dispense with cost-intensive materials such as PET, ABS and PS; on the other hand, it shortens cycle times and increases productivity. For these reasons, the nucleating agents are an excellent additive, which is already used by leading manufacturers in Europe.

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