Thermoplastic Additives

Shamrock recommends the use of PTFE to provide performance properties such as wear resistance, slip and anti-dripping.

Shamrock micronized PTFE powders are used to provide performance properties such as wear resistance, surface slip, and anti-drip. These free flowing powders are normally pre-mixed into master-batches or compounds in the resin of choice at levels from 20-40% by weight, to facilitate uniform distribution and performance in the final part.

MicroFLON® S-Series – Thermoplastic Additive

MicronFLON® S products are made from suspension grade Natural Prime PTFE powders. In thermoplastics, thermosets, and elastomers, MicroFLON® S facilitates lubrication and wear resistance. They may be easily compounded for use in nylon, PC, POM, ABS, PBT, blends, and select grades are suitable for high temperature engineering plastics such as PPS, PEEK, and PEI.

MicroFLON® S powders are prime PTFE micronized to various particle sizes.

Typical Properties Method MicroFLON® S-203 MicroFLON® S-205 MicroFLON® S-207 MicroFLON® S-211
Particle Size Mean Value ASTM D-4464 15-25 µm 10-20 µm 10-12 µm 4-6 µm
90% of Particles Under ASTM D-4464 40 µm 35 µm 20 µm 10 µm

MicroFLON® and NanoFLON® for Food Contact

These MicroFLON® and NanoFLON® powders are Natural Prime grade micronized PTFE designed for food contact applications. These PTFE additives are recommended for thermoplastics and elastomers to reduce friction and enhance anti-wear properties.

Typical Properties Method MicroFLON® 1433FG MicroFLON® 1437FG NanoFLON® 101T
Particle Size Mean Value ASTM D-4464 4-6 µm 10-12 µm 6-9 µm
90% of Particles Under ASTM D-4464 10 µm 20 µm
Primary Particle Size SEM N/A N/A 0.2 µm
FDA Status 177.1550 177.1550 177.1550

Choosing Thermoplastic Additives

There are many reasons to invest in thermoplastic additives. However, it is important to consider their value and importance to ensure you are choosing the highest quality product. Engineering thermoplastic applications require a very specific product and solution to meet specific needs.

Why These Additives Are Crucial

Foundational additives can be used for a wide range of reasons generally because of the many properties they have. These are essential to thermoplastic applications, especially the state of the art applications being used in industries such as the vehicle industry. They are valuable in things like electronics overall and in electric components.

What Properties Do They Offer?

Thermoplastic additives can add a wide range of benefits based on their properties. Some of those properties include UV and heat stability, anti-scratch applications, nucleation, and anti-fog. They are also used for desiccation and flame retardancy. Some products offer other benefits as well. It is critical to learn as much as possible about the engineering thermoplastic additives to make the right decision on which to purchase.

Buy from a Trusted Resource

When it comes to thermoplastic additives, it is critical to choose a product that is going to live up to the specific needs of the application. Be sure to seek out the highest quality engineering thermoplastic solution to ensure the best long term results. You can trust in the quality of products we offer to achieve your goals.

Reach out to us today to learn more about the products Shamrock offers and how these thermoplastic additives can help in your needs.