Silicone hybrid TPE finds commercial use.
Wacker also introduced three grades of Genioperl, a core-shell-like impact modifier. These consist of a low-modulus, crosslinked silicone rubber core and an acrylic (PMMA) shell. Available in powder and masterbatches, Genioperl is said to improve the toughness of thermoplastics and thermoset polymers, especially at low temperatures. Wacker is also working with a major polycarbonate producer on a PC/silicone hybrid that would provide low-temperature flexibility down to -40 C. Tel: (517) 264-8500 * www.wacker.com
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|Date:||May 1, 2007|
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