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XERAN Portfolio Opens A Window To New Polymer Systems Requiring Compatibilisation: Polyscope.

India, Sept. 2 -- The technical and commercial benefits are clear in these systems and it is expected that XERAN will demonstrate its capabilities in many more polymeric engineering compounds in the near future.

Polyscope has broadened its portfolio of XIRAN neat resins, compounds, powders and liquids with a range of XERAN compatibilisers. The maleic anhydride functionality in these XERAN copolymers and terpolymers makes them extremely suitable as a compatibiliser and coupling agent in many applications.

Polyscope is constantly researching new opportunities for its specialised maleic anhydride functionalised copolymers and terpolymers. The XERAN portfolio opens a window to new polymer systems that need compatibilisation, as XERAN improves the adhesion between two polymers which are normally immiscible. Additionally, it optimises the interfacial tension and offers stabilization of the morphology against high stresses during conversion. The compatibilisation results in a significant improvement of the mechanical properties, predominantly impact performance. The styrene based XERAN polymers are highly suitable for compatibilising styrene based engineering plastics.

Different immiscible polymeric systems need different compatibilizers. The new XERAN portfolio consists of polymers with varying molar mass and varyingmaleic anhydride functionality. Polyscope has developed XERAN grades that compatibilise compounds of polycarbonate (PC) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) or acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA), compounds of polyamide (PA) and ABS and compounds of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and ABS or ASA. The technical and commercial benefits are clear in these systems and it is expected that XERAN will demonstrate its capabilities in many more polymeric engineering compounds in the near future. Polyscope even offers a XERAN coupling agent to enhance performance of styrene acrylonitrile (SAN) with glass fibres.

Peter Tackx, Business Director Engineering Plastics at Polyscope Polymers explains, "Polyscope has a customer driven mindset to continuously develop new materials for new applications to enhance plastic performance in the global engineering plastics industry. The XERAN product line is the result of close co-operation with our customers wherever we see that product innovation and the uniqueness of our polymerisation asset creates added value".

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