Atofina Chemicals introduced "Solarkote H"

Date: 6 November 2001
Source: Atofina
Atoglas of Atofina Chemicals, Inc. introduced Solarkote© H acrylic capstock resin. The new acrylic capstock resin imparts weatherability and enhanced appearance to high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) sheet via co-extrusion.

It represents the latest addition to the Solarkote acrylic resin family of products for capstocks.

According to Don Hone, Atoglas market development manager, a co-extruded Solarkote H cap is an economic alternative to laminated films. "HIPS capped with a thin Solarkote acrylic layer provides an excellent low cost alternative to ASA and capped ABS materials for certain less demanding applications," he says. "Typical applications include tub/shower surrounds, patio furniture, building trim and shutters, lawn and garden equipment, refrigerator liners, decorative panels and signs."

A thin Solarkote H acrylic layer provides protection from ultraviolet light for HIPS substrates without significantly sacrificing the impact performance of the composite sheet. "Greater than 90% of the HIPS initial impact performance remains with the addition of a 5 – 10% Solarkote H cap," says Hone. "A 6 to 12 mil Solarkote layer maintains maximum impact resistance and imparts long lasting appearance to a finished HIPS part. This thin cap layer offers optimum economics and performance and permits rework levels up to 30%," he says.

Co-extruded Solarkote H acrylic cap layers are inherently colorless. The cap layer screens out UV while maintaining high visible light transmission, permitting a high-end "wet" appearance. Solarkote H capstock is readily colored. The transparency of Solarkote H acrylic resin permits full rendition of colorants for a richer, more vibrant appearance than is attainable with conventional cap and film materials.

600450 Atofina Chemicals introduced "Solarkote H"
Date: 6 November 2001
Source: Atofina

See more news about:

Others also read

Nancy Adkins, a logistics load planner at Atofina Chemicals, will represent the Union Pacific Railroad Company in the Olympic Torch Relay.
Rohm and Haas Company said it expects to report fourth quarter operating results of $.19 to $.21 per share, in line with the current First Call consensus of $.21 per share. Chairman Raj L.
Italian glass manufacturer Venini is once again in Italian hands. The company, which was acquired by Danish giant Royal Scandinavia in 1998 from the Gardini family, has been acquired by Italian Luxury, the company set up as part of a strategic alliance between Venice-based businessmen Giancarlo Chimento and Giuliano Tabacchi.Italian Luxury was assisted in the operation by Milan-based merchant bank Mediobanca.
Dear Visitors,GlassOnWeb's News service is taking a break during the holiday season!The News service will resume January 2nd 2002.
Dr. L. Louis Hegedus, senior vice president, research and development for Atofina Chemicals, Inc., has announced that 24 researchers from the Company’s research center have been granted patents for 2000 and 2001 from the U.S.
At a ceremony in Paris, the French Minister of Environment, Yves Cochet, presented to Rohm and Haas Lauterbourg the “Entreprises & Environnement” first Prize award in the field of eco management.

Add new comment