Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

DuPont launches two new grades of Entira™ antistatic additives

19.03.2008
DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers recently announced the addition of two new grades of DuPont™ Entira™ permanent antistatic additives – Entira™ Antistat SD 100 and Entira™ Antistat 500 – to its current offering, Entira™ Antistat MK400.

These new additives, which are ideal for use with polyolefins and other polymers, ensure permanent, anti-static dissipation and provide superb aesthetics, clarity, non-yellowing and dust free protection for a variety of demanding packaging needs, from cosmetics to industrial goods to sensitive electronics components.


Picture: DuPont
DuPont™ Entira™ Antistat is a family of new, permanent antistatic additives, the effect of which is clearly seen above: In a bag without Entira™ Antistat, the polystyrene balls stick to its walls of the bag when it is rubbed with a cloth (top). With Entira™ Antistat there is no static charge to attract the balls (bottom).

Entira™ Antistat SD 100 and Entira™ Antistat 500 have a number of distinct advantages over diffusive antistatic agents. Unlike these solutions, which are often concentrated on the product surface and can wear off due to rubbing, water or age, the new Entira™ Antistat grades are integrated directly into the product, adding immediate and permanent anti-static action, and a smooth, transparent surface appearance that allows better adhesion and printability. They also prevent yellowing due to age, can be used in a discrete layer without migrating to other layers and help to minimize die build-up. Additionally, when used with polyolefins, Entira™ Antistat is currently the only permanent additive on the market to deliver both anti-static properties and transparency in the final product.

“The addition of Entira™ Antistat SD 100 and Entira™ Antistat 500 to our portfolio of Entira™ resin modifiers and additives provides our customers with a competitive advantage by effectively reducing and dispelling static, which can damage finished products or degrade their appearance,” said Steven P. Wilkinson, global marketing manager, Industrial Goods, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. “We are very pleased to offer these new grades of antistatic agents that meet our customers’ very diverse and stringent performance requirements and help maximize shelf appeal for end-users.”

Entira™ Antistat SD 100 can be used in electronics packaging to reduce sparks that could damage equipment. It is also fully approved for use with food and can minimize dusting that can prevent a good product seal. Entira™ Antistat 500, which is currently available for sampling, can be used at higher processing temperature conditions.

For more information about these new product grades, please visit www.entira.dupont.com.

DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers is a world-class manufacturer of high-performance resins and films for a variety of packaging and industrial applications. Its best known ethylene copolymer products include Surlyn® resins for packaging and industrial applications, Bynel® coextrudable adhesives, Selar® PA amorphous polyamide barrier resins, Nucrel® acid copolymers, Elvax® EVA copolymers, Elvaloy®, Elvaloy AC®, Entira(TM) and Fusabond® modifiers, and Vamac® ethylene acrylic elastomers.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, The miracles of science™ and all product names denoted with ® are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

Horst Ulrich Reimer | Du Pont
Further information:
http://www.entira.dupont.com

More articles from Materials Sciences:

nachricht Scientists channel graphene to understand filtration and ion transport into cells
11.12.2017 | National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

nachricht Successful Mechanical Testing of Nanowires
07.12.2017 | Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht - Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung

All articles from Materials Sciences >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Long-lived storage of a photonic qubit for worldwide teleportation

MPQ scientists achieve long storage times for photonic quantum bits which break the lower bound for direct teleportation in a global quantum network.

Concerning the development of quantum memories for the realization of global quantum networks, scientists of the Quantum Dynamics Division led by Professor...

Im Focus: Electromagnetic water cloak eliminates drag and wake

Detailed calculations show water cloaks are feasible with today's technology

Researchers have developed a water cloaking concept based on electromagnetic forces that could eliminate an object's wake, greatly reducing its drag while...

Im Focus: Scientists channel graphene to understand filtration and ion transport into cells

Tiny pores at a cell's entryway act as miniature bouncers, letting in some electrically charged atoms--ions--but blocking others. Operating as exquisitely sensitive filters, these "ion channels" play a critical role in biological functions such as muscle contraction and the firing of brain cells.

To rapidly transport the right ions through the cell membrane, the tiny channels rely on a complex interplay between the ions and surrounding molecules,...

Im Focus: Towards data storage at the single molecule level

The miniaturization of the current technology of storage media is hindered by fundamental limits of quantum mechanics. A new approach consists in using so-called spin-crossover molecules as the smallest possible storage unit. Similar to normal hard drives, these special molecules can save information via their magnetic state. A research team from Kiel University has now managed to successfully place a new class of spin-crossover molecules onto a surface and to improve the molecule’s storage capacity. The storage density of conventional hard drives could therefore theoretically be increased by more than one hundred fold. The study has been published in the scientific journal Nano Letters.

Over the past few years, the building blocks of storage media have gotten ever smaller. But further miniaturization of the current technology is hindered by...

Im Focus: Successful Mechanical Testing of Nanowires

With innovative experiments, researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrums Geesthacht and the Technical University Hamburg unravel why tiny metallic structures are extremely strong

Light-weight and simultaneously strong – porous metallic nanomaterials promise interesting applications as, for instance, for future aeroplanes with enhanced...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

See, understand and experience the work of the future

11.12.2017 | Event News

Innovative strategies to tackle parasitic worms

08.12.2017 | Event News

AKL’18: The opportunities and challenges of digitalization in the laser industry

07.12.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Long-lived storage of a photonic qubit for worldwide teleportation

12.12.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

Multi-year submarine-canyon study challenges textbook theories about turbidity currents

12.12.2017 | Earth Sciences

Electromagnetic water cloak eliminates drag and wake

12.12.2017 | Power and Electrical Engineering

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>