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Desiccants in Plastic Manufacturing

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Plastic is a mainstay in our society as it is used in an infinite number of products and applications.  Plastics are formulated for their intended use.  Plastics may contain some water that is formed in high-temperature molding and the water bubbles can cause holes and other defects, impacting the mechanical properties, quality, and appearance of the plastic products. The way to avoid these issues is with the use of desiccants. Desiccants work to remove water during processing, effectively eliminating the presence of air bubbles and other defects.

Desiccants Offered by Phoenix Plastics

Because of our long history manufacturing plastics, at Phoenix Plastics we know that products are not one size fits all.  That is why we offer three different desiccant products:

Cel-Span Process Aid 740®.  This product is for use in nylon and nylon-type alloys.  This product plastic desiccantscontains a water-seek additive that chemically combines and eliminates lensing and porosity in Nylon type systems and compounds. It is particularly helpful in the use of nylon resins that are used in extrusion, injection blow molding, blow molding, and film.

This product features great benefits as it is easy to use, no process changes are required, it can be used at the normal resin processing temperature and RPM speed, it is safe and non-hazardous, and offers a one-year shelf life.

Applications: Injection and Blow Molding, Pipe/Profile Sheet, Compounding, Film

Temperature Range: 350°F – 650°F

Melt Flow: 6.0 gm / 10 min. with 2160 wt at 190o C

Blend Density: 2.3 gms/cc

Types of Resins: Nylon and Nylon type alloys

Cel-Span Drying Agent and Process Aid 746.  This product is specifically for use in TPU resins.  desicanntsIt contains a powerful water-seeking additive that chemically combines and eliminates lensing and porosity in polyurethane resin systems and alloys. Cel-Span 746® is compatible with all tailored or all TPU resins, copolymers, and TPU alloys both ester base resins.

This product features great benefits as it is easy to use, no process changes are required, it can be used at the normal resin processing temperature and RPM speed, it is safe and non-hazardous, and offers a one-year shelf life.

Applications: Injection & Blow Molding – Pipe/Profile Sheet – Compounding – Film

Temperature Range: 375°F – 450°F

Blend Density: 2.7 g/cc

Types of Resins: Polyurethane, Ether, and Ester

base plus Copolymers and alloys

Recommended Levels: 0.5 to 1.5% depending on moisture level in the host resin.

Cel-Span Drying Agent and Process Aid 748®.  This product is used specifically for plastic compounding Houstonpolycarbonate applications.  It has a powerful water-seeking additive that chemically combines and eliminates lensing and porosity in polycarbonate resin systems and alloys.  It is compatible and tailored for use with all polycarbonate resins and PC/ABS alloys.

This product features great benefits including ease of use, no process changes are required, it can be used at the normal resin processing temperature and RPM speed, it is safe and non-hazardous, and offers a one-year shelf life.

Applications: Injection & Blow Molding – Pipe/Profile Sheet – Compounding – Film

Temperature Range: 500°F – 575°F

Blend Density: 2.2 g/cc

Types of Resins: Polycarbonate and PC/ABS alloys

Recommended Levels: 0.5 to 2.5% depending on moisture level in the host resin.

Need Desiccants?  Phoenix Plastics Can Help!

As you can see, Phoenix Plastics is very familiar with desiccants and we would be pleased to help you choose the right product for your specific compound.  Simply contact us today and we will discuss your unique needs!  We look forward to working with you soon!

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Located in Conroe, TX, just north of Houston, Phoenix Plastics was founded in 1996 but our staff has more than 75 years of experience in the plastic industry. Our testing and processing takes place in-house, which allows Phoenix Plastics to maintain high quality standards. Phoenix Plastics is an ISO:9001 certified company.

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5400 Jefferson Chemical Rd
Conroe, TX 77301

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