Compounding Market Brochure
Polymer & Modifier Solutions for your Compounds
Compounding, dry-blending and masterbatch developments have taken polymer technology into the 21st century, and Entec Polymers has been a major contributor to this advancing technology. We have an incredibly broad portfolio of resins to choose from for either your base polymer, or the additive technology to improve your final properties.
As you focus on new developments, consult Entec on new and unique materials which can take your performance further. We can help you to compatibilize dissimilar materials, improve toughness or stiffness, reduce or increase your coefficient of friction, improve chemical resistance, or change your surface aesthetics. Our technical expertise and internal testing labs can provide services before, during and after your developmental efforts.
We have base polymers from polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polybutene-1 (PB-1), catalloy polypropylene (rTPO), polystyrene (PS), polycarbonate (PC), polyamide (PA), polyester (PET), rubber and acrylic families, as well as the additive technology to push the limits of your final product. Call your Entec sales rep for more information on these resins to meet your specific performance targets.
Entec Polymers offers a wide variety of commodity, engineering, high performance and specialty thermoplastics that can used in the production of concentrates and masterbatch compounds. These include common products such as HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, EVA, PP, SAN, ABS and nylon as well as specialty materials like polybuylene-1 (PB-1) and high performance polymers. Products like PB-1 offer several unique characteristics that make it ideal for use in concentrates and masterbatch compounds. Its low enthalpy of melting, high flow and high shear-thinning characteristics help ensure excellent additive dispersion and it prevents the re-agglomeration of colorants, additives and fillers. PB-1 can be utilized as the carrier resin or as a component of the carrier resin to help with dispersion. Let Entec Polymers help you to improve your existing masterbatch compounds or to help with developing the next generation new ones!
Polymer & Modifier Solutions for your Compounds
Entec Polymers offers a variety of impact modifiers and compatibilizers for use in recycled thermoplastic compounds. Our impact modifiers can be used in polymers such as PE, PP, nylon, polyester, polycarbonate, styrenics and other polymers. These impact modifiers can improve the impact performance at room temperature as well as cold temperature. We also offer compatibilizers that can be used to improve the properties of recycled polymers and mixed-feedstock compounds. These compatibilizers help to “tie together” incompatible polymers to improve their overall properties, especially impact and toughness. Let Entec Polymers help you to improve your recycled compounds by utilizing our knowledge and experience in compounding, impact modification and compatibilization.
Entec Polymers offers several thermoplastics for use in hot melt adhesives including EVA, EBA, EEA, Polybutene-1 (PB-1) and metallocene plastomers. These polymers offer the adhesive formulator different options when they are developing their adhesive formulations. For example, PB-1 can help to modify open-time and flow in a formulation while metallocene plastomers can provide for a cleaner adhesive with better viscosity stability, thermal stability and resistance to charring. EBA copolymers offer improved thermal stability compared to EVA adhesive formulations. In addition Entec Polymers offers a number of other types of polymers that could be used in specialty adhesives. These include metallocene plastomers such as Dow Engage and Dow Versify, Olefinic Block Copolymers such as Dow Infuse as well as acrylic, specialty styrenic copolymers, and nylon. Dow Infuse can also be used as a substitute for SIS in pressure sensitive adhesive applications. Let Entec Polymers help you with selecting the best polymer for your adhesive formulation.
Entec Polymers offers a wide variety of thermoplastics, elastomers, impact modifiers and compatibilizers for use in wire & cable compounds. We offer a range of thermoplastics, such as PE, PP, EVA, metallocene elastomers, reactor TPOs, and nylons that can be used as the base resin for your wire & cable compounds. We also offer impact modifiers for use in PE, PP, EVA and nylon compounds. These impact modifiers can improve the flexibility at room temperature as well as cold temperature even with high loading levels of flame retardants and other additives. Entec Polymers also offers compatibilizers that can be used to improve the properties of wire & cable compounds by better “tying together” of the polymer and various additives to improve their overall properties, especially flexibility and toughness. Let Entec Polymers help you to improve your wire & cable compounds by utilizing our knowledge and experience in compounding, impact modification and compatibilization.
Are you looking to improve your plastic compounds? Let Entec Polymers help you with the right resins, impact modifiers, and compatibilizers to make your compounds exceptional!
Entec Polymers has an excellent track record of assisting compounders in producing more effective, durable and efficient products for various end use applications.
Entec Polymers has an excellent track record of assisting concentrate producers in developing more effective and efficient concentrates for various end use applications.
Introduction to Polymer Compounding. Compounding is a melt blending process where a thermoplastic resin is combined with additives and reinforcements such as anti-oxidants, UV stabilizers, impact modifiers, colorants, flame retardants, glass fibers or minerals. The uses of thermoplastic compounds is only limited by our imaginations and our creativity in developing compounds to meet the end-use requirements.
Entec Polymers offers a number of polymers that can be used as modifiers in PVC compounds, with ABS, ASA, SMA, EBA and TPU being the primary ones used.
Which mineral should you use in your PP compound application? Let Entec Polymers help you select the best one!
Wire and Cable Compounds for Different Polymers
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and suggestions for processors that may be unfamiliar with processing post-industrial recycled plastic compounds, such as Entec Polymers ECHO® recycled polypropylene.
With recent publicity related to recycling plastic, it is important to understand which modifiers can be involved in different plastics. Entec polymers can offer information to help understand how they can affect recycled plastics.
Are you looking for modifiers for your engineering resin compounds? Then look no further. Entec Polymers offers a range of impact modifiers and compatibilizers for engineering resins such as Nylon, ABS, PC, PC Alloys, Polyesters, PLA and PPS. Let us help you select the best impact modifier for your compounding needs.
Looking for high performance impact modifiers for your polypropylene compounds? Let Entec Polymer’s experts assist you in selecting the right impact modifier for your specific application needs.
Are you looking to improve the impact of your nylon compounds? Let Entec Polymer’s experts help you to position the best impact modifier to meet the specific impact requirements you need in your nylon compound.
Regardless of the type of impact modifier or the polymer type it is being utilized in, there is one common factor: the reduction in the melt flow of the final compound.
Are you looking for elastomers other than SBS to modify your bitumen compounds? Let Entec Polymers help you select alternate elastomers and modifiers for use in your bitumen formulations for roofing shingles, flexible roofing membranes, or bitumen pavement compounds.
Looking for a purge compound? Entec Polymers offers several different and unique purge compound options. Let us help you select the right one for your needs!
The Koattro PB-1 portfolio of products offers a wide viscosity range with excellent wetting capabilities, extended open time, high cohesive strength, good stiffness/impact balance and a very good thermal stability. They are also phthalate-free.