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April 20, 2010

Chem-Trend’s new products for the thermoplastics industry support users in every stage of production

Maisach, Germany – Chem-Trend has developed a comprehensive range of process chemicals for the thermoplastics industry in the form of its Lusin® product line. The new products can be used when manufacturing items that are subject to specific hygiene requirements, for example drinks bottles, food packaging, toys, toothbrushes and household goods. Chem-Trend’s products from the Lusin® range support users in every stage of production: they help to cleanly demould components, offer protection against corrosion and moisture and maintain the optimal condition of machines and tools at all times.

Lusin® Clean L101 F – solvent-free mould cleaner

With Lusin® Clean L101 F, Chem-Trend is launching its first solvent-free mould cleaner for the thermoplastics industry. Lusin® Clean L101 F is non-flammable and can be sprayed directly into moulds with a temperature of up to 150°C, which substantially accelerates the mould cleaning process. This newly developed Chem-Trend product is NSF-registered as compliant with K1 and K3 requirements and thus suitable for use when manufacturing products that come into contact with food. In addition to removing plastic residues and their decomposition products from the mould, Lusin® Clean L101 F is also ideally suited to cleaning pre-mixers that have been contaminated by colour pigments. Lusin® Clean L101 F does not contain either butane or propane and uses a VOC-neutral propellant obtained using environmentally-sound methods.

Lusin® Clean L 52 F – surface cleaner and degreaser

Lusin® Clean L 52 F, Chem-Trend’s first surface cleaner and degreaser specially designed for the thermoplastics industry, is also NSF-registered as compliant with K1 and K3 requirements. Lusin® Clean L 52 F is used in the thermoplastics industry to remove wax, grease and oil residues from plastic and glass surfaces and machine parts. The new surface cleaner and degreaser is therefore not only suitable for use during manufacturing processes, but also when preparing semi-finished products for end assembly. Lusin® Clean L 52 F also uses a VOC-neutral propellant obtained using environmentally-sound methods and can be used for environmentally-friendly cleaning under the strictest safety considerations.

Lusin® Alro OL 202 F – silicon-free release agent

Lusin® Alro OL 202 F is a silicon-free release agent specially designed for the thermoplastics industry. This new Chem-Trend product is NSF-registered as compliant with H1 requirements and has a composition that conforms to the EU Plastics Directive 2002/72/EC. Owing to its listing, both European and U.S. laws stipulate that Lusin® Alro OL 202 F is suitable for use when manufacturing products that come into contact with food. The new mould release agent can withstand temperatures of up to 200°C. Lusin® Alro OL 202 F is a highly effective and economical release agent that is suitable for almost all kinds of thermoplastics.

Lusin® Protect O 45 F – anti-corrosion agent

With Lusin® Protect O 45 F, Chem-Trend is presenting its latest anti-corrosion agent for the thermoplastics industry. The newly developed product meets NSF H1 registration guidelines. Lusin® Protect O 45 F dispels moisture created when moulds cool and provides reliable protection against corrosion for up to 12 months depending on the environmental conditions. It is used as a spray or a dip bath. In addition to the classic spray can, Lusin® Protect O 45 F is also available in liquid form.

Further information on Chem-Trend and Chem-Trend products can be found at www.chemtrend.de.

Chem-Trend – 50 Years of Release Innovation

Chem-Trend is a leading global manufacturer of process chemical specialties with a main focus on high-end mould release agents. Chem-Trend develops mould release agents used for the production of moulded components made of composites, rubber, thermoplastics, or polyurethane, die lubricants for application in the die casting industry, as well as purging compounds and inside and outside tyre paints. In addition, Chem-Trend manufactures specialized ancillary products, such as mould maintenance products, mould cleaners and mould sealers for the individual industries. Chem-Trend celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2010.

Chem-Trend has manufacturing sites and sales offices around the globe. By means of a dedicated sales force and global distribution network, Chem-Trend reaches almost all geographic markets where significant levels of manufacturing take place. Chem-Trend’s global customers benefit from the long lasting experience of Chem-Trend’s experts in regard to the materials used in the different production processes, as well as from its comprehensive service network.

Since 2004, Chem-Trend has been part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a member of the Freudenberg Group of Companies based in Weinheim, Germany. In Germany, Chem-Trend has production sites in Norderstedt near Hamburg, and Maisach near Munich. Maisach is also home to the European headquarters, as well as the global product development for thermoplastic products. Chem-Trend’s global headquarters are located in Howell, Michigan, USA.

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