Baerlocher USA, part of Baerlocher Group, a leading global supplier of plastics additives, is introducing a range of new materials for additive manufacturing.
These materials include Baeropol DRS 6812 SP, a 1:1 drop-in replacement for phosphite stabilizers widely used for polyolefins and other thermoplastics. The third product in the family of the company’s Baeropol RST (resin stabilization technology) platform, this additive material offers improved hydrolytic stability and polymer solubility versus traditional phosphites. Baerlocher is also globalizing the formulation of the RST platform chemistry to provide regional sources of supply.
Another Baerlocher additive is a new Baeropan stabilizer technology, which is comprised of calcium- and zinc-based stabilizers that are formulated individually for each layer of luxury vinyl tile (LVT). Not only do these polyvinyl chloride (PVC) additives avoid the use of barium-based chemistries, but they deliver exceptional thermal stability, reducing yellowing and boosting clarity performance for optimized aesthetics.
In response to growing industry demand, Baerlocher USA has developed tin-free Baeropan stabilization solutions for core layers of vinyl tile, helping to position the company as a leader in emerging rigid stabilization technologies.
A portfolio of Baerolub lubricant one-packs for rigid PVC applications such as window profiles, siding and pipe is also available. These one-packs contain custom blends of additives tailored to the exact processing requirements of each customer.