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Dow Plastics' Polyolefins and Elastomers (PO&E) Business Group in Houston in launching an expanded family of function-alized polyolefins for specialty applications. The new Amplify functional polymers family comprises ethylene ethyl acrylate (EEA) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers, as well as maleic anhydride (MAH)-grafted polymers, all originally brought on board through Dow's acquisition of Union Carbide. Dow's newest specialties are additions to the Amplify GR 200 Series of MAH-grafted resins. Dow inherited two grades of MAH-grafted VLDPE that were previously sold under the Flexomer name. There are now nine MAH-grafted grades and more are planned. Dow is currently grafting MAH onto VLDPE, HDPE, and LDPE. The grafted resins have potential as impact modifiers for polyolefins and engineering resins used in appliance panels, automotive wire harness, and cable jacketing. Tel: (800) 441-4369, www.dowamplify.com
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Comment:Functionalized olefins hang tough in wire/cable. (Materials).
Publication:Plastics Technology
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2003
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