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AEROSIL® fumed silica in polyethylene

Thermoplastics - Polyethylene (PE)

AEROSIL®grade

Concentration in wt%

Effects

Incorporation method

PE (powder)

AEROSIL® R972
AEROSIL® R812
AEROXIDE® Alu C

0.1-0.3

Free-flow, anti-caking, anti-static

Dry blending, fluid mixer, ribbon blender

PE (cable compounds)

AEROSIL® 300
AEROSIL® 380
AEROSIL® R 972

0.3-0.5

Prevent water trees, reinforcing, anti dripping

Masterbatch, twin-screw extruder

PE (foam EPE)

AEROSIL® 200
AEROSIL® 300
AEROXIDE® Alu C

0.2-1.5

Nucleating agent, free-flow, anti-caking, anti-static, cell hardness

Dry blending, fluid mixer, ribbon blender

PE (films)

AEROSIL® R 805
AEROSIL® R 812 S

2.0-5.0

IR reflection

Masterbatch, twin-screw extruder

UHMWPE (membranes, separators)

AEROSIL® 200
AEROSIL® 300
AEROSIL® R 972
AEROSIL® R 8200

5.0-10.0

Absorbens

Dry blending, fluid mixer, ribbon blender

Polytetrafluoroethylene—PTFE (coatings)

AEROSIL® 200
AEROSIL® R 972

0.5-1.0

Rheology control, anti-settling

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