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Impact modifiers.


Metablen MBS impact modifiers for rigid PVC bottles, sheet, film, and injection-molding. FDA-approved for food-grade PVC.

Metablen S weatherable silicone-acrylic impact modifiers for high-performance rigid PVC applications such as sheet, profiles, and injection molding. Metablen P acrylic processing aids used in any rigid PVC applications as well as flexible PVC.

Durastrength 200 weatherable acrylic impact modifier for rigid PVC siding, profiles, and injection molding.

Series of Durastrength and Thermocel multifunctional systems used for weatherable rigid siding, profiles, and PVC foams.


Impact modifiers for polystyrene and polyolefin applications.


Blendex polymer modifier resins improve toughness and heat distortion in PVC and other polymers.

Blendex 338 ABS modifier exhibits good impact efficiency even at low temperatures. It provides toughness to opaque sheet, profile, electrical conduit, and injection molding compounds. Can also be used to minimize notch sensitivity of PCs and TP polyesters.

Blendix 415 impact modifier formulated for clear PVC applications has good impact performance, low stress-whitening characteristics and chemical resistance.

Blendix 131 ABS modifier imparts superior melt strength to flexible PVC and has good melt mixing and fusion characteristics.

Blendix 703 alphamethylstyrene ABS modifier with high flow improves melt strength and processability and is especially useful in foamed PVC.

Blendex 586 poly (alphamethylstyrene-SAN) modifier increases heat distortion temperature of rigid PVC. Compatible with PVC at all concentrations.


Offers a variety of elastomers that can be used as impact modifiers. Included are Engage polyolefin elastomers (POEs), which can be used in PP and functionally grafted for use in engineering resins; and Nordel IP EPDM, which functions as an impact modifier and low-profile additive in thermoset polyester SMC and BMC.


Paraloid and Paraloid EXL are all-acrylic or MBS impact modifiers for vinyl and other engineering resins. Paraloid KM-300, Paraloid KM-5000/4000 series and the premium Paraloid KM-X100Pro all-acrylic impact modifiers add toughness, color retention and weatherability to vinyls for long-term outdoor exposure. KM-X100Pro and KM-5450 include processing aid. Paraloid KM-377 acrylic impact modifier can reduce gloss significantly. Specialized additives or processing is not necessary to attain a premium wood-like siding surface. Paraloid KM-377 will also narrow the variability in gloss due to processing variations. Paraloid BTA-700 series MBS impact modifiers give superior toughness in nonweatherable applications. BTA-736S offers high-impact efficiency with superior clarity and good resistance to crease whitening. BTA-753ER gives maximum toughness at ambient or low temperature in general-purpose opaque vinyl. Paraloid EXL-3300 series acrylic tougheners are for weatherable applications of engineering resins requiring good color retention. EXL-3330 offers good inherent thermal stability, resistance to uv degradation, and balance of toughness. EXL-3361 gives enhanced thermal stability and good balance of properties including colorability. Paraloid EXL-3600 series MBS tougheners for engineering resins give superior low-temperature impact resistance. EXL-3611 is a reactive toughener for nylon. EXL-3691A is a general-purpose toughener providing a balance of low-temperature impact resistance and modulus for engineering resins. The Paraloid series of specialty and multifunctional additives are designed for adding only one product to the blending operation. Paraloid KM-5450 and Paraloid KM-X100Pro contain impact modifier and processing aids. Paraloid multifunctional additives are blended in a liquid state and isolated into powder as one product. This ensures accurate ratios of the components and consistent performance.


Company 's toughening technologies involve ethylene terpolymers, ionomers, and grafted polyolefins.

Ethylene terpolymers provide impact resistance over a broad temperature range, particularly at low temperatures, for various thermoplastics. In thermoplastics, ethylene terpolymers improve impact resistance of PVC, ABS, SAN, SMA, and PC. In PVC they offer improved weatherability and easier processing resulting from a reduction in melt viscosity. Weatherability is also improved in ABS.

Surlyn ionomer resins provide low-temperature impact properties in nylon 6 and nylon 66. In TPOs, ionomers enhance abrasion resistance and paintability.

In reinforced PP and PE compounds, Fusabond anhydride-grafted polyolefin modifiers improve toughness by increasing adhesion between reinforcements and the resin matrix. Fusabond N anhydride-grafted EP rubbers provide superior toughening in 6 and 66 nylon.


Epolene G-3003 and G-3015 function as coupling agents to improve impact strength in highly filled polymers such as polyolefins and nylon polymers.


Expancel expandable thermoplastic microspheres used as blowing agents and low-density fillers also serve as impact modifiers for thermosets and elastomers. Resilient nature of spheres allows deformation without breakage, thereby improving impact resistance and reducing stress. In elastomeric materials, the resiliency of Expancel improves compatibility between filler and matrix material.


Exact polyolefin plastomer impact modifiers for PP, PE, and styrenic block copolymers. Exxelor reactive polymers are functionally grafted polyolefins used for impact modifying engineering thermoplastics and polyolefins. Exxpro specialty elastomers with bromine functionality are durable and weatherable. Provide impact enhancement in a number of different polymers for extreme environments. Other impact modifiers include Escor acid terpolymers, lotek ionomers, and Optema ethylene methyl acrylate (EMA) polymers.


SpectraSyn liquid polymer modifiers improve polyolefins by enhancing their performance range. SpectraSyn polymer modifiers can be used to enhance impact strength, flexibility, elongation, elasticity, and optical properties of all types of polyethylenes, polypropyl-enes, TPOs, TPVs, ethylene plastomers, and specialty olefinic TPEs. They also have some compatibility with styrenic TPEs such as those based on SEBS. SpectraSyn polymer modifiers are highly compatible with polyolefins and have minimal effect on heat resistance. They also improve processability and filler dispersion by lowering melt viscosity, which can improve cycle times and line speeds.


MBS, ABS and acrylic impact modifiers for PVC and other thermoplastic polymers provide good clarity and stress-whitening characteristics. FM-10, 20 and 23 are weatherable modifiers. Also multiple blends (impact modifier and processing aids) for special applications such as foamed PVC and low-gloss products.


Leading global producer of engineered polymers and pioneering producer of styrenic block copolymers. SBCs are highly-engineered thermoplastic elastomers that enhance the performance of numerous products by delivering a variety of attributes, including greater flexibility, resilience, strength, durability and processability. Polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhe-sives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, and medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. Offers approximately 800 products to more than 700 customers in over 60 countries worldwide.


Baymod ABS powder modifiers for PVC include products for rigid indoor and exterior weatherable applications. They provide improved impact resistance and heat-distortion temperatures for PVC alloys used for injection molding and extrusion. Applications include business-machine housings, profile extrusions, and semi-flexible or rigid calendered thermoformable sheets.

Baymod EVA copolymers can be used as weatherable impact modifiers for rigid vinyl extrusions such as window profiles.

Levapren AVA copolymers act as "permanent plasticizers" for flexible compounds requiring improved extraction resistance and aging properties.


Silane coupling agents, when used with reinforcements, can be improve impact strength, tensile strength, and other properties such as detergent resistance and dimensional stability.


Specialty synthetic rubbers include Nipol, DuoMod and Zealloy nitrile rubber (NBR), Zetpol hydrogenated nitrile rubber (HNBR), Hytemp polyacrylate (ACM), Hydrin epichlo-rohydrin (ECO) and Zeotherm thermoplastic vulcanizates.

Specific grades are tailored for use as impact modifiers, plasticizers, processing aids, and lubricants for flexible and rigid PVC, ABS, nylon, TPEs, blends/alloys, epoxies, and phenolics. Applications include calendered and extruded PVC, wire and cable, pipe, molded machine housings, aerospace and industrial composites, and friction products.
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Publication:Plastics Technology
Date:Nov 1, 2012
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