24 May 2005 08:37 [Source: ICIS news]
Uvinul 3034 is used in polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyamide and polycarbonate (PC) due to its low volatility and high heat resistance. Uvinul 5062 H is an oligomeric HALS used in polyolefins, polypropylene (PP) and elastomers. Uvinul 4092 H, a liquid monomeric HALS, is used in polyurethane (PU), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and in liquid colourants for PET. Both Uvinul 3034 and Uvinul 5062 H have also been approved by the European Union (EU) and the Food and Drug Association (FDA) for use in food-contact applications.
Alexander Aumuller, director of strategic marketing in the performance chemicals division, said: “With this expanded range of light stabilisers, we are now able to supply a greater variety of high-performance light stabilisers to our customers in the plastics industry.”
BASF’s performance chemicals are used in pigments, dyes, binders, light stabilisers and process chemicals.
In addition to performance chemicals, BASF also produces agricultural products and fine chemicals. The company posted sales of Euro37bn ($46.6bn) in 2004 and is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt, London, New York, Paris and Zurich.
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