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ADDMax Anti-Blocking and Flow_Improvers

Products in the ADD-MAX® family of processing aids are designed to reduce the friction between polymers and the surfaces of manufacturing equipment, improving both production efficiency and the quality of the end product.

Greater efficiency and flexibility

ADD-MAX flow improvers can increase extruder throughput and reduce equipment downtime. Improved polymer flow can also increase the useful life of melt filters and permit faster color change-over.

Lowering friction in the melt can result in reductions in both extrusion temperatures and pressures. Process stability and flexibility both increase, accommodating materials of higher viscosity and reducing energy requirements.

Improved product quality

Using ADD-MAX processing aids can increase the surface smoothness of extruded sheet or profiles and improve the appearance of injection-molded parts. ADD-MAX additives can reduce the breaking of reinforcing filaments and eliminate black spots caused by heat. These additives can increase the stretch/spin draw ratio in yarn production. And ADD-MAX additives can also aid the processing of film, tapes, and non-woven fabrics.

Safety and simplicity

ADD-MAX flow improvers are safe and easy to use, causing no chemical reaction with polymers. Specific grades are approved for food contact. Formulations are available for use with polypropylene, polyethylene, or PET, and they are effective at dosing rates as low as 0.25 to 1.5 % by weight.

The current ADDCOMP product portfolio includes:

Our helpful Product Selector can guide you to the ADD-MAX additive solution that is best suited to your specific application, market, polymer, and processing method.

For more information on the ADD-MAX family of processing aids, or to investigate the availability of custom formulations or packaging, just contact us.

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