Standard PVC is made flexible through the addition of plasticisers, which makes rigid PVC more ductile. The addition of TempRite® Engineered Materials resins results in increased softness in the final product and allows for a reduction in the amount of plasticiser used.
Blending TempRite Engineered Materials with flexible PVC can significantly reduce optical smoke density while increasing the LOI of the polymer. Similar or superior flame and smoke performance can therefore be achieved without the use of higher priced and potentially toxic additives such as Antimony Trioxide.
TempRite Engineered Materials resins offer a wide range of benefits when used in flexible applications, including:
Applications typically include wire and cable, flooring and flooring substrates, printing films, credit cards and automotive interiors.