Elkem: Inorganic impact modifier for pipes

Norwegian company Elkem Materials will be launching a new inorganic impact modifier for the plastics pipes industry. Sidistar T100 is an inorganic impact modifier based on amorphous silicon dioxide that is claimed to improve low temperature impact strength while increasing modulus, improving surface quality and lifting output rates. According to Elkem, the material can be used to replace conventional organic alternatives such as acrylic, MBS and CPE in pipe and profile applications. It can also be used as a process aid in foam core pipe production, the company claims. Elkem is targeting applications in PVC and polyolefin pipe production.

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