Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a primary cause of plastic degradation. Even plastic products made from inherently UV stable polymers can fade over time from the effects of sunlight. Americhem’s nDuramax® line of UV stabilizers provides color fading protection from light-induced degradation. As part of our functional technology offering, nDuramax® improves weatherability and extends the aesthetic life of profile extrusions, molded parts, fibers and packaging exposed to harmful UV rays. The proprietary technology can be easily combined with colorants and other additives into one concentrate package that processes efficiently for superior quality and trouble-free manufacturing. With nDuramax®, polyamides, polyesters, polyolefins and polycarbonates can all be enhanced as UV degradation-resistant plastics.
Americhem’s material experts can help you select a polymer grade and impart the physical properties needed to prevent discoloration from natural light. Connect with one of our team members today to find the best solution to help you create color fading resistant packaging or plastic products.
One of the most significant advantages of working with Americhem is our customized approach to additives and masterbatches. Each nDuramax® formulation is created with specific ratios of ingredients catered to a particular project. Whether you plan to use nDuramax® as a standalone product or in combination with custom colors or other additives, you’ll always get an innovative, tailored solution that optimizes your product’s performance.
With so many variables involved in introducing additives to polymer materials, Americhem incorporates extensive testing procedures into our compounding process. We start by making sure your base polymer is compatible with nDuramax® and any other agents. Through extensive analytical testing, including accelerated interior and exterior weathering, fade resistance and physical property analysis performed in our state-of-the-art labs, our experts can predict the behavior and performance of a plastic. This accumulated knowledge allows us to consistently develop the highest quality formulations in the most efficient manner for true color fading protection.
Americhem’s nDuramax® stabilizers are ideal for a variety of outdoor applications where regular and direct exposure to sunlight can lead to permanent color fading and degradation, reducing a product’s service life unless it is adequately protected. In the building and construction market, nDuramax® has gained quite a footing on windows and doors, awnings, cladding, decking and roofing systems. It performs exceptionally well on outdoor coverings for boats and other vehicles. On sports playing fields, nDuramax® keeps synthetic turf looking green and lasting longer. Typical textile uses for nDuramax® include automotive interiors and carpets. For light-sensitive products like milk, beer, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, nDuramax® fulfills most UV blocking packaging requirements.
With over 60 years of experience investigating, testing and developing value-added solutions for all kinds of durable plastics and sun fading resistant packaging, Americhem is uniquely qualified to support your project from initial design through production. By combining our in-depth understanding of polymers and UV degradation with advanced material compounding capabilities and personalized service, Americhem can help you produce a superior sun fading resistant plastic product that endures nature’s harshest elements. So go ahead, bring on the sun!