Sartomer Co. has announced
the opening of a plastics laboratory to help further develop its global
plastics business. The lab, located at the company’s Exton, PA,
headquarters, is dedicated to research and development of functional additives
for plastic applications.
The new lab allows Sartomer
chemists to perform full pellet-to-pellet conversion, and to mold and test
thermoplastics up to 400ºC. The
facility includes a C.W. Brabender®
extruder; a Morgan-Press molder; an
POE2000 impact tester; an Instron tensile tester; a TA Instruments dynamic
mechanical analyzer; a TA instruments differential scanning calorimeter; and a
TA Instruments rheometer.
resins can be used to modify plastic properties,
including adhesion, barrier, compatibility, heat resistance, impact strength,
flexibility, dielectric, compression set and melt-flow index. Sartomer will
showcase these technologies in booth #45084 (South Hall) at NPE 2009, June
22-26, 2009, in Chicago.
For more information, visit www.sartomer.com