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Dispersing & coupling Agents Selection Strategies for Filled Plastics

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Recorded on Jul 5, 2016

Meet your yield strength, processability, cost…targets without adding additives or fillers in excess in your filled plastics (i.e. avoid extra cost and cascading issues).

How? Make sure your dispersing & coupling agents deliver their best.

Chris DeArmitt will show you how to best leverage each chemistry’s action on the surface of fillers and how to efficiently screen your additives for optimal filler / polymer compatibility.

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Chris DeArmitt Presented By:
Chris DeArmitt

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

Often to compensate for poor performing filled plastics (insufficient yield strength, low processability...), one tends to increase loadings or add new additives, thus bringing in complexity & wasting more time… Avoid it by better selecting & using dispersing & coupling agents… Join this course and:

  1. Save time & cost when selecting the type & loading of dispersing/coupling agents (titanates, maleated polymers..) by applying Chris DeArmitt’s screening method
  2. Achieve proper dispersion & adhesion b/w the polymer & the filler (hence your end performance targets!) by optimizing how your dispersing/coupling agents operate at the filler surface
  3. Minimize unwanted interaction between dispersing/coupling agents and other additives by recognizing the causes & preventing them
Dispersing & coupling agents selection strategies for filled plastics

Who should view this course?

Formulators, Compounders & Additive suppliers who wish to discover how dispersing & coupling agents can improve productivity, properties and appearance of the final product.

Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during this session:

  1. Introduction
    • Get an overview of the different products and chemistries
    • Learn how dispersants and coupling agents work

  2. Dispersant & Coupling Agents Selection Strategies
    • Know how to choose which type you need and how much
    • Understand the pros and cons of different products

  3. Optimize your Filled Plastic Performance & Cost
    • Discover how dispersing & coupling agents can boost properties as well as processability and appearance
    • See how you can save time and money using fast screening methods
    • Uncover the truth about products that don’t work and how to avoid them

  4. Tips on further reading and recommended consultants

  5. Look at the future for new trends

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Members Reviews

Very good way to explain how dispersants work, and use chemistry to help screen for dispersants. Also the viscosity test is very helpful.

Ronald G. , from Honeywell Specialty Materials

An interesting perspective on functionalization and a good summary of coupling agents and dispersants. A clear demonstration of the importance of considering various chemistries and the impact on viscosities.

Bei X. , from Momentive

Great info! We are a supplier of dispersants and I learned some very interesting tips, like the quick tips for checking dispersants! Found the info on nano CaCO3 very useful.

Shelly B. , from Lubrizol Advanced Materials

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