Armostat 400 is a vegetable based saturated-alkylbis(2-hydroxyethyl)
amine of high purity and low color. Armostat 400 is an internal antistatic
additive that can be used in various polymers such as PE, LDPE, PP, SAN, ABS and HIPS. Armostat 400 gives sustained antistatic action and is especially effective in film applications due to its relative fast migration because of its relative short alkyl chain.
Armostat 400 is a liquid at ambient temperatures and can be dosed directly into the polymer by using a single or twin-screw extruder. Pigment or color concentrates should be mixed with the antistatic agent prior to extruding. Premixing ensures uniform distribution of Armostat 400 in the resin while Armostat 400 acts as a dispersion aid to the pigment
color concentrate. After being mixed into the polymer Armostat 400 continuously migrates to the surface of the finished product where it provides excellent antistatic performance. Due to its relative low molecular weight, Armostat 400 is a relatively fast acting antistat. The saturated alkyl chain gives Armostat a good thermal stability, which makes it especially well suitable for application needing higher processing temperatures. The low color makes Armostat 400 specially suited for more demanding
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