New Chem-Trend Product for PET Improves Quality and Efficiency

April 12, 2011

Lusin® Lub O 32 F minimizes surface scratching; protects machine components

Howell, Michigan, USA – Chem-Trend today announced the availability of Lusin® Lub O 32 F, a new product designed to help manufacturers reduce processing costs and increase efficiency. Lusin® Lub O 32 F acts as both a release agent and lubricant for thermoplastic processing, notably for the manufacture of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) preforms and films, thus eliminating the need for multiple products.

Lusin® Lub O 32 F is NSF H1 registered and EU (2002/72/EG) certified, making it suitable for the manufacture of products that are subject to particularly strict food hygiene requirements.

Lusin® Lub O 32 F works as a release agent for all forms of thermoplastics, with the exception of polycarbonate. When used as a lubricant, it minimizes scratching during downstream processes. It can be applied to air conveyor systems improves the transport efficiency of formed products, such as PET bottles. Developed to be environmentally friendly, this highly efficient product contains no solvents, silicone or halogens, and can be removed with water. It can be used at temperatures up to 390 °F.

“The launch of Lusin® Lub O 32 F underscores our commitment to the development of tailored solutions for highly specialized applications,” notes René Gräwe, Chem-Trend global business development director for thermoplastics. “For many years, Chem-Trend has been a partner that manufacturers can count on. Together with our customers, we are successfully meeting increasingly stringent quality, environmental and process requirements.”

Chem-Trend’s portfolio to the thermoplastics industry, including release agents, anti-corrosion agents, mold cleaners, surface cleaners and surface degreasers, continues to expand as the company responds to the shifting requirements of its customers and the markets they serve.

Chem-Trend – 50 Years of Release Innovation

Chem-Trend is a leading global manufacturer of process chemical specialties with a main focus on high-performance mold release agents. Chem-Trend develops mold release agents used for the production of molded 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 mold maintenance products, mold cleaners and mold sealers for the individual industries. Chem-Trend celebrated 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.

Chem-Trend’s global headquarters are located in Howell, Mich., USA.

Lusin® is a trademark of Chem-Trend.

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