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Plastics & Elastomers
Dow Chemical
Flexible Acrylic Resin (FAR) is a versatile and unique multilayer structure that offers superior resistance to weatherability and good mechanical properties. It can help manufacturing superior consumer goods. FAR offers the best mechanical properties, alongside with superior resistance to weatherability and a best-in class clarity compared to TPU.

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FAR can be formulated into rigid, semi-rigid and flexible PVC compounds at any weight ratio, and produces a miscible blend that can be converted into films and sheets or article products. The resulting film, sheet or article products possess high heat resistance, low temperature impact resistance, and excellent color retention for extended outdoor service time. Below are some of the application segments where FAR/PVC blends have applicability:
  • Film: Graphic art film, wall covering, window blinds, window shades, printing media, capstock film, specialty tape, cap liners, coated fabric, shower curtain, and decorative film for automotive interior and furniture
  • Sheet: Roof membrane, pool liner, low smoke sheet, Geo membrane, flooring, conveyor belt, weather stripping
  • Tubing: Medical tubing and wire & cable insulation tubing
  • Pipe: Flexible pipe for water or medical uses
  • Consumer products: PVC and plasticizer free goods, mobile phone cases, tool handles, grommets, DWV fittings, flexible couplings, gaskets, electrical plugs, cable jackets and decorative articles
Film   Sheet   Tubing
 
 
Pipe   Consumer Goods

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Case Studies from Flexible Acrylic Resin

Flexible Acrylic Resin/PVC Blends Reduce Use of Halogenated Flame Retardants and Plasticizers and Benefit from Excellent UV/Weathering Resistance

Due to market pressure to offer more environmentally friendly solutions, designers and specifiers want to reduce or even eliminate the use of polymers that contain halogenated flame retardants and/or plasticizers. One such polymer that frequently contains halogenated flame retardants or plasticizers is Polyvinylchloride (PVC). PVC is frequently used in fabrication of building & construction goods such as roof membranes, in automotive protective films, in flexible piping, and in consumer goods such as tool handles and decorative articles. While PVC offers the durability and flexibility required, the fact that it contains halogenated flame retardants/plasticizers makes it a likely target for replacement to meet environmental concerns. The challenge is to find a suitable material that will offer comparable properties and that is halogen-free.

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