DuPont™ Fluoroguard® Polymer Additives Improve Mechanical Performance.
DuPont™ Fluoroguard® polymer additives are used in a variety of molded parts made from thermoplastic or thermosetting polymers to improve mechanical performance — including low wear abrasion, flex fatigue, coefficient of friction, squeak and noise reduction, chemical resistance, and processing characteristics (such as melt flow, mold release and die buildup).
Fluoroguard® polymer additives are based on a fluorinated synthetic oil and available in three distinct formulations that are colorless, odorless and chemically inert. Fluoroguard® additives also act as an ingredient lubricant that migrates to the surface, reducing wear and abrasion, as well as improving polymer throughput and flow properties.
Fluoroguard® additives further enhance the performance of molded parts by reducing scratching and marring, as well as improving flex fatigue, resistance and physical properties. Engineers looking to design light, durable parts for low-stress environments at reduced cost increasingly prefer engineered plastics enhanced with Fluoroguard® additives over metal components.
Fluoroguard® additives can be compounded into a wide variety of thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers, withstanding processing temperatures of 360 °C (680 °F) when incorporated into the polymer matrix using conventional melt-compounding equipment. These additives also work well in twin-screw extruders with liquid additive feeders or injection capabilities. Performance in applications such as polymer gears and bushings, rubber O-rings and seals, polymer films, snowboards, shoe soles and cleats, automotive weatherstripping and processing aids, can all be improved by Fluoroguard® additives. Available grades include:
- Fluoroguard® PCA polymer additives — used to improve product performance
- Fluoroguard® SG polymer additives — an oil for use in devices and tubing that meet USP Plastics Class VI requirements, NAMSA* tested, and is NSF H1-certified
- Fluoroguard® PRO polymer additives — based on low molecular weight oils and used primarily as processing aids
* Visit www.namsa.com for a complete list of NAMSA’s accreditations and certifications.