Why use this technology?
Plastic generally ages rapidly under the effects of light, oxygen and heat. Light stabilizers are used to combat this degradation. They extend the products life and its appearance, protecting against:
Loss of strength, stiffness or flexibility
- Discoloration and loss of gloss
Processors, compounders and masterbatch producers need light stabilizers that increase productivity, are easy to use, are cost efficient, and comply with regulatory / environmental requirements. Converters and OEM's look for cost efficiency whilst demanding high quality polymers that will look better, for longer.
This UV Technology Center explains how light stabilizers help users along the polymer value chain prevent product degradation and how product form can influence production efficiency and productivity. Click on the images below to find out more:
Where can it go?
The choice of light stabilizer depends on the substrate to be protected, its intended functional life and its sensitivity to UV degradation.
This UV Technology Center provides an overview of the benefits that different types of light stabilizer bring to various applications.
Click on the images below to find out more about these popular applications and how light stabilizer technology helps achieve extended life and appearance: