New additive system for rotational sintering

image Rotational sintering is a process that is suitable for shaping large hollow articles made of plastic, especially polyethylene (PE). These include all kinds of tanks, transportation containers and recreational articles such as kayaks and toys. The advantages of this production process include, in particular, the wide array of design possibilities and the low investment costs. Nevertheless, it entails some challenges. Relatively long processing times and high oven temperatures place extraordinary demands on the stability of the plastic. Moreover, the process is very energy-intensive. Irgastab® RM 68 is an additive system made by BASF specifically for plastics that are processed by means of rotational sintering. It optimizes the sintering process, improves the quality of the final product and helps to save energy. READ THE FULL ARTICLE