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Lubricants and Processing Aids.



Proprietary concentrates of silicone fluids for all thermoplastics reportedly improve mold release, reduce overall cycle time, reduce rejects, and improve part wear and bearing properties. Also multifunctional concentrates.


Interstab G-8257 internal/external lubricant for rigid and semi-rigid PVC, ABS, PS, acetals, and polyolefins. Products are said to be suitable for food-contact uses. See ad p. 243.)


Vegetable and petroleum waxes, calcium and zinc stearates, and silicone fluids.


See Lonzagroup.


See Honeywell Specialty Chemicals.


Specialty lubricant concentrates for most thermoplastics reportedly improve wear resistance and mold release, reduce warpage and rejects, lower material and energy costs, make finishing easier, and reduce tool wear. Available in cubes, pellets or as powders, alone or in multifunctional concentrates with other additives and/or colors.


Mold Wiz internal lubricants and processing aids are complex polymeric blends containing no wax, silicone, or metallic stearate. Nonexuding additives are mixed into thermoplastics, thermosets, and rubbers at levels of 0.1-1% by weight.

Products compounded into thermoplastic resin or dry blended by end user. Synergistic effects reduce melt temperatures and increase melt flow index for faster cycle times at lower temperatures. Improved resin flow allows easy fill of deep draw cavities, with smooth release of thin-walled parts. No warpage when releasing parts from cores or threaded molds. Better wetting of reinforcements and aided elimination of buildup, flow marks and weakness in the weld line. Molds remain clean; no solvent vapors are released. Molded parts ready for painting, bonding, printing or plating without degreasing. Many products FDA approved.

For thermosets Mold Wiz internal lubricants are mixed into gelcoat or resin and partially crosslink with resin, enhancing physical properties. Products will not diminish bond strength between laminates. Resin has better wetting properties of reinforcements and substrates, improved flow in closed molds, and easy continuous release from metal molds. While composite molds require surface treatment to seal porosity, Mold Wiz internal lubricants reportedly augment releasing properties, prolonging mold life.


High-purity metallic stearates as internal/external lubricants include:

* Hy Dense calcium stearate HP granular and RSN powder for rigid PVC pipe and siding lubrication and other multiple applications requiring a lubricant with reduced dusting, easy handling, and consistent quality.

* Magnesium stearate RSN 1-1 for lubricating ABS resins.

* Zinc stearate RSN 131 HS for superior clarity/color stability in crystal PS.

* Hy Dense zinc stearate XM powder for low viscosity and good mold release in polyester SMC and BMC.

* Hy Dense zinc ultrafine as a dispersion and for color concentrates.

* Kosher Hy Dense calcium stearate for multiple applications including food packaging.

* Kosher Hy Dense zinc stearate for polymer systems requiring superior lubrication, low dusting, easy handling, and consistent quality. (See ad this page.)


Synthetic polyethylene-based, low-molecular-weight polymers and related derivative products (alcohols, acids, ethoxylates) as mold-release agents, high-molecular-weight dispersion surfactants, and antiblocking agents for polyurethanes, polystyrenics, and polyolefins in film, foam and injection molding applications. Other applications include nucleating agents and bead-coating agents for expandable PS, dispersing aids in color concentrates, chemical intermediates for other additives, nucleating agents for extruded PS foam, pultrusion lubricants, and surface lubricants for polystyrenics and polyolefins.

Most products are linear, highly crystalline polymers with melting points from 185 to 260 F. Many are FDA-compliant.


Luwax PE and montan waxes designed for use as lubricating, wetting and mold-release agents. In extrusion they reportedly allow control over plastication time and maximum torque. Also said to reduce tack and improve gloss of finished products. When used in film processes, Luwax reportedly reduces tack without affecting film transparency and does not plate out. (See ad p. 366-Tab.)


Busperse 47 dimethyl amide of an unsaturated fatty acid functions as a lubricant in extrusion processes and a pigment dispersant and viscosity depressant in many resins.


Offers various release agents and specialty lubricants for all processes.


Boron nitride, which has a structure similar to graphite, is a specialty multifunctional additive available in various mesh sizes. It adds lubricity and machinability. It is an excellent thermal conductor while being electrically insulating. Latest research shows it to be a unique processing aid in PE, significantly delaying the onset of gross melt fracture to much higher shear rates.


Paraffin wax, calcium stearate and blends of wax/stearate include C-Wax 100 for PVC extrusion; S-Waxes 1, 2, 3, and 4 blends of C-Wax 100 and calcium stearate; and S-Wax 3, 50% paraffin wax and 50% calcium stearate. Oxidized PE also can be added. Products supplied as flakes or pastilles.

Ester-type lubricants include C-Wax 140 and C-Wax 150. Polyethylene wax (P-51) also offered.


Internal and external lubricants produced from castor-oil fatty acids. Hydroxyl group on the fatty portion of the molecule improves dispersibility, compatibility, and wetting of pigments, dyes and other additives.

Paricin 285 and 220 amide waxes recommended for ABS and PVC molding and extrusion. At levels of 0.5-1%, they provide internal and external lubrication, improve gloss, and act as antistats.


Specialty additives include lubricants, antistats, slip agents, pigment dispersants and antifogs. Most have FDA clearance for food packaging and are effective at low use levels.


Lubricants include water-based and CFC-free external release agents for flexible and rigid PUR, reinforced polyester, rotomolding, thermoset and thermoplastic molding. Perma-Mold releases specifically for rigid urethane foam. Mono-Coat semi-permanent formulations can double mold productivity, while giving multiple releases. Product reportedly does not build up on mold or transfer to part. Also custom formulating. (See also Mold-Release Agents.)


Dry powder or compounding of lubricant/processing aid masterbatches from lb to truckload quantities in all resin systems and additives combined with colorants to provide multifunctional concentrates.


Zinc and calcium stearates for use as lubricants and pigment dispersants in color concentrates and dry colors. Also clear-melting zinc stearate for use in crystal PS.

Ultrafine PTFE lubricant powder for use as a "self-lubricating" additive.


Complete line of waxes includes Montan, PE, PP and micronized waxes, and ethylene bisstearamide and one-pack lubricants. Benefits include pigment dispersion, lubrication, mold release, compatabilization and nucleation. Products used in polyolefins, PVC, rubber and engineering resins.


Molysulfide line of molybdenum disulfide is a solid lubricant supplied in three grades: technical, technical fine, and super fine. Used in nylon, acetal, phenolics, PTFE, epoxy and other resins at loadings of 2% to 40%. Its prime function is to modify external friction and enhance wear properties of the base resin, but it is also used to give internal lubrication and improve the physical and mechanical properties of many resin systems.


Loxiol ester wax additives include internal and external lubricants:

* Glycerol esters for co-stabilizing effect and flow.

* Simple esters such as Loxiol G-30 series for thermal stability, low water sensitivity, and replacement of amide waxes.

* Partial esters of polyfunctional alcohols such as Loxiol HOB 7121 for balancing properties of ester internal lubricants.

* Polymeric polyfunctional alcohol fatty acid compounds for metal release, and as economical replacements for montan esters.

* Ester-based co-stabilizing lubricants for improvement in thermostability of PVC formulations, reducing stabilizer levels. Recommended for opaque, rigid PVC fittings, profiles, siding, sheet, and foamed PVC.

Most have FDA approval for use with food and impart good clarity to transparent articles such as vacuum formable blister-pack sheet and bottles. Applications in PVC, rigid molded pipe fittings, extruded PVC siding, window and door frames, and high-speed wire and cable extrusion. Products may also be used in semi-rigid and flexible PVC, PC, phenolics, acrylics and nylons. Advantages include good printability, water-blush resistance, reduction of die swell, prevention of sinks in injection molding, superior melt flow, lower plateout, and improved compatibility.

Emery Group offers glycerol fatty esters in solid or liquid forms as internal or external lubricants for PBT or PET polyesters and PVC formulations. Help increase production rates, reduce melt temperatures, and reduce power consumption.


Concentrates containing lubricants and heat and light stabilizers supplied in PS, polyolefins, and most other thermoplastics.


Crodamide lubricants impart slip, antiblock, and mold release to polyolefins, PS, PVC, nylon, ABS and specialty engineering resins.

Crodamides are fatty acid amides, which include primary amides (erucamide, oleamide, behenamide and stearamide) and secondary amides (stearyl emcamide and oleyl palmitamide). Secondary amide line has superior thermal stability for use where process temperatures do not allow conventional lubricants. Also Crodamide lubricant additives for thermoplastic elastomers and various engineering resins, alloys and blends. Products also serve as organic antiblock agents without affecting film clarity.


Silane coupling agents provide improved filled and reinforced polymer properties such as heat, moisture and weather resistance; improved adhesion between polymer systems and inorganic fillers and surfaces; and general durability. Silanes cab also be used to convert commercial polymer matrices such as urethanes or latexes into single component moisture curable systems by means of silane crosslinking.

By adding the appropriate silane, coatings can realize improved adhesion, durability, environmental resistance, toughness and pigment dispersion. Adhesives and sealants see increased wet and dry adhesive strengths, improved hydrothermal stability and filler/pigment dispersion. In addition, sealants can benefit from improved abrasion and tear resistance, and better elongation.

Fiberglass reinforced products utilize silanes to improve impact properties, moisture resistance, wet properties and faster filler wet out Thermoplastics reinforced with silane coupled glass or mineral exhibit superior impact, flexural and tensile strength as well as improved dimensional stability in normal, wet, detergent and excessive heat environment.


Fully refined and chemically inert and US and NF grade white mineral oils, petrolatums and microcrystalline waxed and FDA-approved compressor lubricant reported to have excellent thermal and in stability.

Hydrobrite Plastics Oils low-volatility white mineral oils in a wide range viscosities and molecular weights. Products custom tailored by removing the lower boiling range molecules, thereby making them less volatile. Lower volatility offers such benefits as reduced die sweat reduced overhead loss/emissions, reduced fogging and reduced oil loss.


Several families of lubricants include:

* Kemamide E, S, B, and U primary fatty amides for PE, PP, PS, PVC, PU and elastomers for slip, antiblock, mold release.

* Kemamide W-40 ethylene bis-stearamide mold release for acetal, PBT, phenolics; and a lubricant for PVC.

* Kemamide S-180 E-180, P-181, S-22 and E-221 secondary amide slip and anti-block agents can withstand processing temperatures surpassing 550 F.

* Hystrene fatty acid lubricants and mold releases for PS.

* Kemester 5721 and 5822 fatty estolubricants for engineering resins.

* Atmos 150, Atmul 84, and Dimul food-grade, mold-release, antistatic, and antifog agents for polyolefins and PVC.

* Atmos 300 and Atmos 695 antifog agents for polyolefins and and PVC, and an stats for flexible PVC reduce viscosity vinyl plastisols.

* Atmos 150, Atmul 54, Dimul S, and Kemester GMB as slip and antiblock agents in polyolefins.

* Moldpro internal mold releases and processing aids for polyolefins, engineering resins and elastomers.

Metallic stearates include:

* For Rigid PVC calcium stearate FP, and extra dense; magnesium stearate D; and sodium stearate T-1 internal lubricants. Sunolite 160 refined petroleum wax used as an external lubricant.

* Calcium stearates F and FP for flexible PVC.

* Zinc stearate Ed-Heat stable for crystal PS.

* Zinc stearates 11 and polymer grade for expandable PS.

* Calcium stearate FP, heat-stable sodium stearate, and sodium stearate T for high-impact PS.

* Calcium stearates FP, F, and regular and potassium stearate for PP.

* Calcium stearates FP and F, and zinc stearates 11 and Ed-Heat stable for HDPE.

* Magnesium stearates D and DM, and calcium stearate FP for ABS.

* Zinc stearate 11 for cellulosics.

* Heat-stable sodium stearate and zinc stearate 11 for nylon.

* Calcium stearates F, FP, and extra dense for phenolics.

* Zinc stearates 11 and regular, Lubrazinc W, calcium stearates regular and P-Coarse for unsaturated polyester.


Lubricant products include tool lubricants, general machine lubricants, way oils, aerosol lubricants, and industrial strength greases.


Silicone fluid, silane and modified polymer products include antifoams, coupling agents, internal and external lubricants, process modifiers, and surfactants.

Silicone fluids can be compounded into thermoplastics to reduce friction/ wear and increase load-speed capabilities. Function as an internal lubricant to lower melt viscosity. Benefits often include reduced cycle times, less warpage, fewer rejects, and improved surface appearance and gloss. Reportedly excellent internal mold-release agents that often eliminate need for external releases.

Antifoams used in shredding and recycling operations, and during polymerization. Powered materials help eliminate voids in plastic injection molding.

Coupling agents may be amino-functional, methacrylate, styrylamine cationic, epoxy, or chloralkyl functional. They are used to couple fibers to resins in reinforced plastics and as a surface pretreatment of fillers and reinforcers.

Process modifiers include fluids to encapsulate or coat dry particles for improved flow, hydrophobicity and anticaking properties. Silane chemicals can be used during polymerization to modify catalyst activity and polymer tacticity.

Surfactants produce foams with improved water resistance and allow foam fusing at low temperatures. Low odor compared to alkali metal soap surfactants.


Teflon fluoro additives increase lubricity and wear resistance of thermoplastics and elastomers. Teflon MP 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 and 1500 grades said to show an unusual degree of color, particle size, and property consistency. Reportedly do not agglomerate and thus are more easily dispersible. One reportedly unique property of Teflon MP 1500 is that it can increase tear resistance of elastomers. At use levels of 20 phr, it reportedly increases tear resistance of silicone rubber two to three times.

Products, which come in white powders, have similar chemical and temperature resistance and low coefficient of friction, but each has a slightly different molecular weight and particle size (from 1 to 50 microns). (See also Mold-Release Agents.)


Offers a family of specialty processing additives such as Dyneon PTFE Micropowders and Dynamar Polymer Processing Additives (PPAs). Dyneon PTFE Micropowders are white, fine-particle powders of low-molecular-weight ploytratrefluoroethylene (PTFE). Micropowders are used as additives in a variety of applications including plastics, printing inks, lubricants and coatings to improve the nonstick and antifriction properties of the matrix materials. Dynamar PPAs are used in extruding polyolefin resins such as LLDPE and HDPE, Dynamar multipurpose extrusion aids reduce die build-up, eliminate surface defects such as melt fracture or shark skin, and may even allow an increase in output.


Epolene low-molecular-weight polyolefins as extrusion lubricants for rigid PVC. Also useful as processing and mold-release lubricants for ABS, polyesters, PC, nylons, polybutylenes and PE.

ECOssais LLC

Processing aids include E-Flow extrusion aid, which improves the processing of polyolefin materials; E-Flow desiccant, which draws off moisture at the time of processing polymers; and Starfil, a modified super-dried starch, which can reduce the cost of finished products and act as a filler and matting agent. (See also Fillers.)


Endex JIC enhanced performance additives cost-effectively neutralize undesirable acidic conditions or catalyst residues. Can be used to eliminate corrosion and control acidic sludge deposits, and at very low levels offer continuous protection in many applications. Available in pelletized concentrate or powder form.


Several additives can be incorporated in Spectraflo liquid dispersions, primarily internal mold releases. Silicone and nonsilicone products offered for polyolefins, styrenics and nylon parts. Calcium, aluminum and zinc stearates available as internal lubricants for nylon.

A liquid purge compound runs in a wide variety of resins, such as nylon, PC, ABS, PE, PP, HIPS, GPPS, etc. FDA approved. LDR is 8-10%. Can run at any temperature range and cycled through hot-runner mold. Vehicle system stable from 350 F to 700 F.

Synpro metallic stearate grades offer tailored for specific applications:

* For flexible and rigid PVC, Syapro calcium stearate 15F Synpro calcium stearate 12B, Synpro-Flo 91, and Synpro-Flo 92. Calcium stearate lubricants come in easily dispersed, low-dusting, high-bulk, granular products or fine, free-flowing powders.

* For ABS, Synpro magnesium stearate 90 and magnesium stearate Type M.

* For HDPE and LLDPE, Synpro calcium stearate 114.36 and 114-40, and Synpro zinc stearate 8.

* For PP, Synpro calcium stearate 11436 and 114.40.

* For impact and expandable PS, Synpro zinc stearate ACF.

* For crystal PS and melamine, Synpro zinc stearate 8.

* For polyester, Synpro zinc stearates ABG, FRP, S-1058, and D.

* For phenolics, Synpro calcium stearate 12B and Synpro zinc stearate 25. (See also Mold-Release Agents.) (See ads pp. 327, Cover IV)


See Plastomer Products.


Markets calcium, zinc, aluminum, magnesium and barium stearate lubricants for thermoplastics.


Fatty acid esters act as internal lubricants, antistats, antifogging agents and defoamers. Also PE waxes, metallic stearates, silicone fluids, and emulsions.


Two lead-based lubricants, Hal-Lub-N and Hal-Lub-D, for PVC wire and cable, extruded profiles, and molding compounds. Also three nonlead lubricants: Hal-Lub-B (barium stearate), Hal-Lub-C (calcium stearate), and Hal-Lub-Z (zinc stearate).


Daxad dispersants used as emulsifiers in polymerization, as well as dispersants for additives and colorants.

M.A. HANNA COLOR Specialty color concentrates in solid or liquid form, with or without special additives, available with silicones, fillers, antioxidants, uv stabilizers, fire retardants, blowing agents, slip agents or antistats.


Silicone-based emulsions for use as external lubricants for rubber and plastics.


See Cognis Corp.


Low-molecular-weight polyethylenes, polypropylenes, and release copolymers for use as lubricants, flow modifiers, release aids, and dispersion aids. Products help improve processability of thermoplastic resins and compounds, increase output, improve surface quality of finished product, control melt temperature, aid in thermal stability, reduce machine torque, and decrease power consumption. They wet and disperse inert materials such as pigments, carbon blacks, flame retardants, and fillers.

Rheochem lubricant systems for PVC extrusion of pipe, siding and profile offer state-of-the-art technology for PVC processors looking for higher output rates, product quality, and technical support for processing problems. (See ads pp. 348, Cover III.)


Atmer 129 and Atmer 1010 internal lubricants for rigid PVC promote polymer flow through the extruder, increasing thermal and color stability, and giving better processing latitude. A 1-2 phr addition results in 10-20% reduction in fusion torque, reducing shear, dwell time and heat build-up. Equilibrium times are lengthened three- to eight-fold, providing improved thermal stability and a wider processing window. Both products have broad food contact approvals.

Atmer 125, Atmer 129, Atmer 7300 and Atmer 8103 processing aids for polyolefin foams act as gas diffusion aids, virtually eliminating the need to store foams after manufacture to allow for shrinkage. Their use leads to enhanced overall foam physical and mechanical properties, increased productivity, plus the functionality as an internal lubricant. Atmer 125 and Atmer 129 are 100% active powder/bead products and can be used at levels of 0.4 to 1.0 phr to achieve desired properties. Atmer 7300 and Atmer 8103 are 50% active pellet concentrates in LDPE carrier resin. Recommended usage level is 0.8 to 2.0 phr. Products have broad food-contact approvals.


Various monoester, diester, and polyester lubricants for thermoplastics and elastomers. Products offer broad ranges in viscosities, melt points, volatilities and lubricant properties.


Kane Ace acrylic processing aids for use in PVC. Varying molecular weight from ultra-low to ultra-high. Products include PA-10, PA-20, PA-30, PA-40, PA-50, PA-100 and PA-l0l. PA-100 and PA-l0l minimize sticking to metal surfaces.


Titanate coupling agents said to be highly effective lubricants at use levels below 2% of filler content. In filled systems they reportedly cut need for processing lubricants by 75-90%. Titanate and zirconate coupling agents also increase flow of unfilled polymers.

Kenplast ESB cumyl phenol benzoate, a solid processing aid, said to improve molding and extrusion characteristics and enhance physical properties of finished product. Used in PVC extrusion, RIM urethanes, and nylon processing.


Fatty-based, internal and external lubricants mostly used at low levels (around 0.5-2 phr). Many approved for food-contact applications.

Bisamide waxes include Acrawax C, Glycolubes, and Glyconol for extruding and molding PVC, ABS, PUR, nylons, and other engineering thermoplastics. Glycolube line has applications as internal/external lubricants, mold releases, antifogs and antistats for many polymers.

Proprietary products such as Glycolube P and TS suggested for engineering resins and polymer alloys. Glycolube PG and Vinylubes used in PVC bottles, sheets, and profiles when clarity and throughput are critical. (See also Mold-Release Agents.) (See ad p. 316-Tab; data sheet p. 364.)


Silicone fluid lubricants are said to enhance resin moldability, decrease stress marks, and improve molded finish.


Cachalot plastic additive S-53T3 higher-alcohol-based extrusion, casting, and calendering aid primarily for flexible PVC to prevent sticking.


Synthetic and petroleum-derived wax-based PVC lubricants as single components or as multicomponent lubricant packages in standard ratios or custom formulated. Most products are PPI and NSF listed.

* Moorelube 165 S premium synthetic wax for superior lubricity and high product consistency.

* Moorelub 165 FR single-component paraffin wax for superior external lubricity in highly critical extrusion applications.

* Moorelube 165 P blend of natural and synthetic waxes for general-purpose applications where higher shear rates may be encountered.

* Moorelube 165 blend of paraffin waxes for general purpose applications.

* Moorelube 50 combination of paraffin wax and calcium stearate provides external lubricity while maintaining fast fusion.

* Moorelube 355 combination of paraffin wax and oxidized PE wax in a ratio suited for PVC extrusion. Ensures optimum dispersion of PE wax for superior surface finish.

* Moorelube 445 blend of paraffin wax, calcium stearate, and oxidized PE wax for extrusion of potable water pipe.

* Moorelube 448 blend of paraffin wax, calcium stearate, and oxidized PE wax for pipe extrusion where a higher level of calcium stearate is needed. Can also be used for pipe formulations containing 1525 phr filler.

* Moorelube 445HF multicomponent lubricant for producing good physical properties in pipe containing 25-40 phr filler.


Advawax processing lubricants, slip, and antiblocking agents for use in ABS, PVC, PS, and other polymers. Bisamide waxes Advawax 240, 280, and 290 FDA-approved for food packaging. Advapack multifunctional additives offer lubricants for pipe extrusion, siding and profile extrusions, and molded fittings.


Precipitated and modified fusion-process metallic stearates include aluminum octoate and stearate; barium, calcium, lithium, magnesium, sodium, and zinc stearate (including clear-melt, polymer, and granular types).


Range of glycerol esters for lubrication of PVC and as antifogs, antistats and antiblocks in polyolefins.

Distilled mono glycerides in various physical forms include Pationic 900, 901 and 902 fine beads; Pationic 909 very fine beads; and Pationic 907 semi-solids.

Mono/diglycerides include Pationic 1042 and 1052 fine flakes, Pationic 1042B and 1052B beads, Pationic 1501 and 1083 liquids, and Pationic 1064 and 1074 semisolids.

Glycerol tristearates include Pationic 1019 fine flakes and Pationic 919 very fine heads.


Line of white mineral oils, petrolatums, and other specialty petroleum products. White mineral oils in a range of viscosities used as plasticizers, internal lubricants, catalyst carriers, mold-release agents, extender oils and dispersing agents.

Specializes in high-molecular-weight, high-distillation, low-volatility products such as Drakeol 34, White Mineral Oil, USP and Drakeol Supreme. (See also Mold-Release Agents and Plasticizers.)


PTFE powders to reduce friction and improve antistick properties.


Custom lubricant and processing-aid concentrates contain as much as 60% additive. Specialty additive concentrates in powder or pellet form include:

* CR5 recommended for PP to reduce viscosity, increase melt-flow rates, and allow for decreased process temperatures and reduced cycle times during molding at use levels of 0.25-1.0%.

* RZ40 recommended for nylons, ABS, and PS. Said to develop excellent mold-release properties and lubrication at use levels of 0.5-1.0%

* RE40 for PP, PE, and EVA reportedly reduces mold sticking and improves part release at levels of 0.5-1.0%.

* PA10EP 10% active fluoroelastomer concentrate specifically for use in LLDPE film applications.

* CR20P pelletized peroxide concentrate (20% active peroxide) specifically for use in reprocessing PP and filled PP compounds for decreasing viscosity and increasing melt-flow rate.


Application-formulated mold-cleaner products available include Clean-It:Plus brand 10 all-purpose, 11 Citri-Scent, 12 fast-acting, 13 penetrating, 14 Nonflammable for hot molds, 15 A-HAH, and MP-101 Rust Inhibitor.

Extruded synthetic fiber Spinnerette sprays include Ultra Nylon (heat stable to 600 F) and Ultra Polyester (heat stable to 575 F). These include yellow label universal Spinnerette spray, which is heat stable to 900 F.

All products available as aerosols in pressurized spray cans and 50-lb cylinders as well as nonaerosol bulk packaging of full-strength or diluted solutions.


Synthetic wax internal lubricants and mold releases.


Products used as lubricants include Alkamuls EL-985 and Alkamuls SML for PVC. Also Lubrhophos RD-510 used as fiber and plastic lubricant, Antarox F-88 as an internal lubricant for ABS resins, and Lubril JK demolding and antistat agent


L-55RII (co-dried aluminum-magnesium hydroxycarbonate) is an improved synthetic hydrotalcite, which has proven effective in neutralizing residual acidity in various synthetic polymers by anion exchange because of its latice-layer structure. A finely divided, free-flowing odorless powder, it is coated with tallow or food-grade vegetable (palm) based sodium stearate.

L-55RII exhibits five to six times greater acid neutralizing capacity than calcium stearate and can be used in the manufacture of polyolefins such as PP and PE, engineering plastics such as ABS, PVC additive packages, halogen-containing flame-retardant compositions, and pigment/color concentrates. Acid neutralizing capacity of product is 21-23 mEq of acid consumed per gram.


Paraloid K 100 series acrylic processing aids produce rapid fusion, homogeneous melt, increased melt strength, and easy thermoformability in rigid vinyls. Applications include those requiring weatherability for long-term outdoor exposure such as building products, and nonweatherable clear and opaque uses such as containers, film, and sheet.

Series includes Paraloid K 120ND for superior clarity and dispersibility, Paraloid K 125 for high efficiency, Paraloid K 130 for balance of clarity and efficiency, Paraloid K 147 for low-molecular-weight vinyl, and Paraloid K 175 for lubricating to reduce sticking and plateout. Paraloid K 400 is a specialty processing aid allowing substantial density reduction and superior surface for foamed vinyl.


Ethylene bis-stearamide in powder, prilled, and micronized forms used as lubricants and release agents in rigid and semirigid PVC, ABS, PS, PC, and other resins.

Mono-, di-, tri-, and tetra-pentaerythritol stearates in flake and bead form used as lubricants and release agents in rigid and chlorinated PVC, PE, cross-linked PE, PS, PC, and ABS.

Metallic stearates (calcium, zinc, magnesium, sodium) in powder and micronized forms used as lubricants and costabilizers in rigid PVC, ABS, polyolefins, PS, polyamides, PC, and polyurethanes.

Metallic soaps (calcium behenate, calcium 12-hydroxy stearate) in powder and flake used as lubricants and costabilizers in rigid and semi-rigid PVC, and PVC copolymers and alloys.


Line of internal/external lubricants made from castor oil fatty acids. Also silicone mold-release additives.


Fluoro T PTFE powder lubricant processing aids specially designed for thermoplastics such as nylon and PC. Fluoro T PTFE is a free-flowing, white powder easily dispersed in liquid resin melts Fluoro T reduces surface friction and improves resistance to abrasion, which aids in mold release.


A27578 processing-aid concentrate is effective in preventing melt fracture in high-speed processing. Active ingredient minimizes coefficient of friction between polymer and internal machine surfaces, facilitating smooth polymer flow. Product is often effective in minimizing die-lip build-up in extrusion.


Range of external and internal release agents and processing aids for thermosets and thermoplastics.

KantStik CFC-free, semi-permanent products for advanced composites and reinforced plastics provide a total release system for most applications. Line includes KantStik Mold Cleaner, KantStik Sealer, KantStik SPC, and KantStik 94X for multiple releases with no transfer.

KantStik Cure Fast is a one-step, fastcuring, semi-permanent release system.

KantStik barrier coatings for RIM and casting of PUR foam and elastomers. KantStik RIM water-based, high-performance, semi-permanent mold-release compound.

KantStik UR-19 and URW-64 nonsilicone, solvent or water-based products for use when molding rigid and flexible PUR foam, as well as PUR elastomer parts.

For filament winding and compression molding KantStik 98W water-based external mold-release agent is useful for various thermoset resin systems. KantStik 98W with a mixture of fluorocarbon polymers dispersed in water provides a paintable surface on molded parts. (See also Mold-Release Agents.)


Drewplast glycerol and partial glycerol esters are primarily internal lubricants for rigid PVC that promote fusion and lower melt viscosity. Said to exhibit excellent thermal stability and resist hydrolysis, and have FDA food-additive or food-adjunct status.

Drewplast polyoxyethylene external lubricants reportedly have antistatic and moisture-coalescing properties, particularly in PVC food wraps. Have FDA food-additive or food-adjunct status.

Kessco butoxyethyl stearate (BES) used as an external lubricant in audio, video, and computer tapes.


Line of specialty additives designed for superior blending and dispersion as well as lubrication and processing enhancement properties. Products, especially efficient where highly filled plastics are compounded, include:

* USP grade zinc stearate available in dust-free, environmentally friendly prill or pellet form is a versatile dispersion and processing aid that meets all USP guidelines for use in pharmaceutical products.

* Clear-melt zinc stearate, available in dust-free, environmentally friendly prill or pellet form is recommended for general-purpose PS where clarity is needed.

* TR016 anionic surfactant for use in mineral-filled polyolefins is an effective process and dispersion aid for wood fiber/fluor-filled polyolefins.

* TR041 FDA-sanctioned nonionic wetting agent aids in the incorporation and dispersion of polar fillers and pigments. Specifically effective for highly loaded flame-retardant compounds.

* TR251/TR255 anionic/nonionic surfactants now available as FDA-sanctioned products. Targeted where EBS is being used, products show improved dispersion and processability in ABS, rigid PVC, color concentrates and highly filled applications.

* TR044 heat-stabilized processing aid provides improved flow and release in many polymers, and especially for polar or filled engineering resins currently using PETs. Effective in improving processability and physical properties of recycled PET.

* TR060/TR065 resinous additives used as blending and dispersion aids. TR060 used in lower temperature polymers improves end properties of recyclate-containing compounds while also improving dispersion and reducing splay in colored and filled olefins. TR065 is targeted at higher temperature polymers and has superior blending properties and incorporation of impact modifiers. Effective in PC/ABS alloys.

* V-Series lubricant packages for rigid PVC specifically designed to improve processing, reduce plateout, and lower overall compound costs through blending multifunction lubricants.

Company is ISO 9001 registered.


Micronized PTFE and PE waxes and blends with other micronized polymers as lubricants and processing aids.


Lubricants and processing aids including slip, antiblock and internal mold-release additive concentrates in various thermoplastic resin carriers. Formulations can combine custom color with processing aids.


See Moore & Munger, Inc.


Thermolube processing-aid concentrates for all thermoplastics from PS to PPS. Advantages are said to include faster cycle times, better mold release, lower energy consumption due to lower stock temperatures, and cycle-time reductions of over 10%. Also reported to be more economical than aerosol spray release agents.


3M Lube Spray industrial-grade lubricant for use when appearance is important. 3M Silicone Plus increases lubricating capability especially on sliding parts.


Uniflex products include several grades of butyl stearate suitable for use with molded or extruded processes. Said to be compatible with PS and polyvinyl butyral, and partly compatible with PVC.


Silicone fluids and emulsions in several viscosities recommended as internal lubricant additives for thermoplastics. Dimethylpolysloxane fluids with viscosities of 12,500 and 30,000 cst reportedly most effective when added to most thermoplastics, including nylons and styrenics. Reported benefits include lower coefficients of friction, improved wear resistance, easier demolding, and in many cases, lower melt viscosity, which can speed injection rate and reduce cycle time.

Special functional silicone fluids and emulsions reportedly give unique lubricity and multiple release effects, or allow easier paintability. (See also Mold-Release Agents.)


See Crompton Corp.
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