Axalta Polymer Powders and Velox GmbH have extended their distribution agreement of powders for composites to include powders for masterbatch production and rubber and plastic compounding. Demand across Europe for Coathylene products continues to grow, says Velox.
Axalta’s Coathylene range offers thermoplastic powders in different particle sizes from various types of polymer: LDPE, HDPE, PP, EVA, PS, EEAMA and EVA. These materials are mainly used as a carrier resin for masterbatch applications, as well in compounding as processing aids for tacky polymers.
The fine particle size, surface-area ratio and surface structure of Coathylene thermoplastic powders result in even dispersion of additives and pigments, leading to efficiency of resources and lower mechanical abrasion on extruders and film lines.
In addition, Coathylene thermoplastics display non-sticking properties when the powders are used to make anticaking additives, and are compatible with an extensive range of polymers including EPDM. Velox says that other benefits include the anti-bloom effect and outstanding transparency of the final product.
The majority of Coathylene products are approved for food use and specific types are homologated for potable water contact. Coathylene is Axalta Polymer Powders’ trade name for its range of fine thermoplastic powders and specialty additives.