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Microthene® Anti-tackiness Additives

Microthene® F is a line of uniform and spherically shaped fine powders from LyondellBasell. It is based on low and high density polyethylene. Microthene® is excellent for use as an anti-tackifier and flow enhancer additive in high tackiness polymeric applications.
 

Microthene® F provides a broad range of functionality and benefits to tacky pellets and crumbs including:
 
  • Reduced tackiness and agglomeration
  • Improved flow and enhanced pellet recovery
  • Superior clarity compared to talc and other inorganic additives
  • Suitable for use in food contact applications
  • Enables thin film and high clarity applications for the end products
  • High and consistent quality with a narrow particle size distribution
  • Excellent compatibility with all types of polymers and temperatures
  • Highly effective at low addition levels, up to 0.25% only
  • Free of talc and calcium carbonate
  • Free-flowing and chemically inert
  • Low dielectric loss and low conductivity for wire and cable applications

Select Your Microthene® Grade:

Microthene® F Flow Rate Improvement:


Microthene® F
provides improved pellet flow rates, as shown in the following "Pellet Flow Test" results:

Improved flow compared to untreated pellets:


- Flow improvement in rubber polymers: 40% –45%
- Flow improvement in EVA polymers: 95% -100%


Improved flow compared to competition material:


- Flow improvement in rubber polymers: 10%
- Flow improvement in EVA polymers: >20%

Microthene® F Enhanced Pellets Recovery:



Microthene® F also provides improved pellet recovery, as shown in the following "Pellet Compaction Test" results:

Improved flow compared to untreated pellets:


Flow improvement in rubber polymers: 20 - 25%
- Flow improvement in EVA polymers: Up to 100%


Improved flow compared to competition material:


- Flow improvement in rubber polymers: 10%

Save on Cost with Microthene® F

 
Microthene® F is highly effective at a much lower level of use compared to competitive materials, which can save up to 60% of the material cost.
 


 
Microthene® F can also help you save on the powder-loss with nearly half of what is typically seen in competitive materials.
 

 

Uniform Pellet Coverage Using Microthene® F

 

SEM micrograph of Microthene® FN 519-00 on dusted EVA (28% VA) pellets

SEM micrograph of Microthene FA 709-00 on dusted EVA (28% VA) pellets

Improved Dispersion and Pellet Surface Coverage Using Microthene® F

 

SEM micrograph showing complete surface coverage of the EPR pellets with Microthene® FN 519-00 

SEM micrograph showing the limited surface coverage and powder agglomeration of competitive material on the EPR pellet surface

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