Amorphous Silicon Dioxide in Chemical Compounds
As a key component in polymer compounding, Elkem’s Sidistar® improves dispersion in the mixing process. It reduces internal friction and allows for higher extrusion speeds. As more industries move to non-halogenated flame retardant systems, Sidistar is critical for meeting stricter flame retardant standards without using halogen compounds.
Because of its spherical, “ball-bearing” shape, Sidistar functions as a viscosity modifier without detracting from the finished compound’s physical properties. Its design and dispersion capabilities ensure a well-balanced final product. It’s widely used as a processing aid, flame retardant and performance additive.
Elkem Sidistar Silicon Dioxide
We supply several variations of Elkem’s silicon dioxide additives, including the Sidistar R 300, 320 and T120U. Keep reading for more information or contact a chemicals expert today!
Sidistar T120U (Undensified)
SIDISTAR T120U is a specially designed, light-colored process modifier featuring spherical particles of amorphous silicon dioxide. Its design allows for excellent dispersion of particles in the polymer matrix. This improved dispersion results in higher extrusion/injection speeds and a smoother surface of the end product. SIDISTAR T120U is available in an undensified form.
H.M. Royal: Your Silicon Dioxide Suppliers
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