Exxelor PO-1020 Polyolefinic Modifiers A High-Performing Modifier For Engineered Polypropylene Glass Fiber Reinforced Compounds Exxelor

PO 1015 and PO 1020 are very efficient coupling agents for improving adhesion between glass fibers and the polypropylene matrix in glass reinforced polypropylene blends. Key mechanical, thermal and processing properties of these polypropylene composites are improved, specifically:
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Stiffness Elongation Impact Strength

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Grades in the Exxelor PO range are generally added at a low concentration level varying from 1 to 5 % by weight of the polypropylene composite. Most glass fibers available in the market place are coated with a sizing agent, amino-silane being frequently used. The maleic anhydride group of the grades in the Exxelor PO range can react with the amine functionality, chemically linking the glass fiber to the modifier, while the polypropylene backbone co-crystallizes with the polypropylene matrix. This mechanism allows stress transfer from the polypropylene matrix to the fiber, promoting reinforcement.

Mineral Filled Compounds Non fibrous fillers, such as mica, talc and kaolin, are inexpensive minerals which are added to polypropylene compounds to either improve performance or reduce cost. The addition of grades in the Exxelor PO portfolio to these polypropylene compounds improves filler dispersion. Finished compounds with higher homogeneity, hence excellent mechanical characteristics, may be obtained, compared to untreated materials.

Adhesion to Polar Substrates Grades in the Exxelor PO portfolio adhere particularly well to polar substrates. Indeed, strong chemical bonds can be formed between the maleic anhydride group of the Exxelor modifier and the polar groups of a wide range of common substrates. Grades in the Exxelor PO portfolio function as adhesion promoters for bonding polypropylene to metal in plastic coatings, as well as in tie resins for film applications