Additives Save Money
There are two vacuum cleaners in a shop. They both look attractive and offer the same attachments, but one is on special offer. Unknown to the customer, the cheaper appliance has been made from plastics components that contain no additives. Does this make any difference? What are additives for anyway? Is the cheaper machine better value?
Without an IMPACT MODIFIER, the vacuum cleaner will crack if it is bumped around the furniture and skirting boards in the usual way. But since it would contain no pigments, it would already look drab and dirty. More worrying would be the lack of FLAME RETARDANTS, for if an electrical spark causes the plastics housing to catch fire, it will burn dangerously without being able to extinguish itself. And this vacuum cleaner is the one on special offer? The other model may cost more, but in the end will prove to be more cost effective. The additives that assist the moulding of plastics, such as lubricants, process aids and heat stabilisers, can cost many times more than the polymeric raw material, and although only small amounts are used, they are nevertheless essential and greatly enhance the final performance of the finished article.
Other additives such as MINERAL FILLERS like chalk, talc and clay, are naturally occurring substances and are cheaper then the raw polymer. However, they are not necessarily used to reduce cost but for the benefits they give to the basic material: talc and chalk increase rigidity, clay improves electrical properties. Mineral fillers also increase the thermal conductivity of plastics so that they heat up and cool down quickly, meaning shorter mould cycle times and more articles produced at lower cost. When a small saving of 0.5p per moulding may not sound much, but if it involves producing several injection mouldings every few seconds this 'small' saving can amount to many tens of thousands of pounds over a year. There is a wide variety of additives available to help reduce costs.
Some Additives recommended from XINGHUA PIGMENTS GROUP:
Diffused Oil 9013A
Diffused Oil 9014A
Diffused Oil 9015A
Toughening Agent 9302
Plastic Antimicrobial B3000
Transparant power PP
Optical Brightener KCB
Optical Brightener KSN
Optical Brightener 127
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