Antioxidants

Prevent thermal degradation and provide long term stability

Antioxidants help preserve the appearance and physical properties of polymers. Ampacet offers two categories of antioxidants, each with a specific function in polymer stabilization:

Primary antioxidants are used to protect the finished product. This ensures performance over the life of the finished good. The typical chemistry is phenolic-based.

Secondary antioxidants are used as process stabilizers. They protect the polymer during processing, especially when the polymer undergoes multiple heat histories. Typical chemicals employed include phosphites and thioesters.

Primary/Secondary blends are often used to protect the polymer in the processing step and throughout its service life.

To avoid pinking or yellowing, proper selection of antioxidants and co-additives is required. Click here for more detail.  

For more information on Ampacet antioxidants, their uses and complete Regulatory Status, please complete the product inquiry form or contact Ampacet or your local Ampacet representative.