This material was designed specifically for the consumer goods segments such as electronics, cosmetics, housewares, toys and custom molding. According to the supplier and compared to its established injection molding grade, the new grade improves productivity via shorter molding cycles, and it can be processed using the same mold and plasticizing screw as used with GPPS, SAN, HIPS and ABS. NatureWorks also anticipates some injection molders will see potential for down gauging in some applications as well as possible energy savings.
Targeted are semi-durable applications that are either clear or opaque; are currently molded in GPPS, HIPS, SAN, ABS or PET; and require impact resistance similar to medium impact polystyrene.—[email protected]
NatureWorks LLC; Minnetonka, MN, U.S.A.; www.natureworksllc.com