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Filled PP has UV resistance

Any thermoplastic used in a marine application has to face some pretty severe UV exposure, as well as cleaners and solvents. For a recent application for a floor-based hatch on the deck of a boat, The Plastics Group of America compounded a existing calcium-carbonate-filled polypropylene (Polifil C-40) with a special UV stabilizer. The compound also met stiffness requirements by offering tensile strength of 3400 psi and a flexural modulus of 320,000 psi.

For more information:

The Plastics Group of America
Woonsocket, RI
Phone: (800) 394-4166;
Fax: (401) 767-2823
http://www.plasticsgroup.com

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