New product launches for wood plastic composites at Chinaplas 2014
Croda Polymer Additives, a world leader in slip, anti-block, anti-fog, anti-static and UV protection agents, will exhibit with Croda Sipo to showcase its offerings this April at Chinaplas 2014 in Shanghai, China.
Croda, the world’s leading fatty acid amide producer, has increased its market presence in Asia Pacific through Croda Sipo, its newly acquired manufacturing facility in China. The state of the art production facility, custom built in 2011, provides additional capacity across Croda’s range of speciality Crodamide™ additives and increases Croda’s proximity to customers in China and across the Asia Pacific region. “In this year’s Chinaplas exhibition, we are excited to introduce to you Croda Sipo, our new amide manufacturing facility in China. Croda Sipo certainly strengthens our presence and position in Asia Pacific, and we are looking forward to working more closely with our customers in fulfilling their needs” said James Lawrence - Sales Director Polymer Additives. Croda has been selling fatty acid amides under the CrodamideTM brand for more than 45 years.
In line with Croda’s continuing innovation, Croda has announced a new line of specialty additives for wood plastic composites (WPC). The Incroflo™ range will help to support customers developing materials for the wood plastic composites area. To create these materials, plastic and wood need to be processed together quickly and efficiently. Incroflo™ specialty additives act as lubricants to allow increased throughput of WPC during processing by increasing flow rate and dispersion. This allows for lower processing temperatures and pressures during manufacture.
In addition, the Incroflo™ range:
•Acts as a barrier between the WPC and the extruder to reduce wear, especially on screws
•Optimises mechanical performance as measured by MOR, MOE and Charpy impact resistance
•Improves surface finish
•Reduces water absorption, which can lead to warping
Visit Stand N1M01 in Hall N1 to find out more about Croda Sipo and the new Incroflo™ range, along with the other products in Croda’s wide range of speciality additives. Technical experts will be on hand to discuss projects with customers, and explain how Croda’s additives can improve your products and processes.