Dow Launches RESILITY™ Resins
Houston, Tex. - September 26, 2017 - Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business unit of DowDupont Materials Science, has launched RESILITY™ Innovative Rotomolding Resins, designed to meet the diverse demands of rotomolding applications without sacrificing strength, integrity or performance. This next generation of solutions combined with the collaborative fabrication and testing facilities of Dow’s Pack Studios offers a wide range of opportunities to accelerate development and differentiate products.
Key characteristics of RESILITY™ include improved UV and weathering protection as well as durable and vibrant colored parts. For rotomolders, RESILITY™ provides wide processing windows and fast cycle times in addition to resin stability, which creates opportunities to downgauge, reduce plate out and increase regrind incorporation.
Our XUS 58441.00 Experimental Soft Touch Copolymer within the RESILITY™ product family was recently recognized as a 2017 R&D 100 Award finalist. This technology combines soft touch and feel with resistance to impact, slip and abrasion, offering a differentiated solution for products such as toys, furniture, grips and non-slip surfaces.
“We’ve built the RESILITY™ portfolio with the rotomolder and end user in mind by offering optimized processing as well as product resilience and stability,” said Christina Mahally, marketing manager for Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics. “Paired with our fabrication and testing capabilities at Pack Studios, we’re able to deliver a one-stop source for rotomolding solutions.
Dow’s Pack Studios are an exclusive network of technical leaders, equipment and testing capabilities that enables collaboration and accelerated product development. The Pack Studios facility in Freeport, Texas offers a full suite of developmental rotomolding capabilities, including:
- Physical and Thermal Characterization
- Light and Electronic Microscopy
- Compounding and Dry Blending
- Rotational Molding with Internal Air-based Process Control
- ARM, Gardner, Izod, Charpy and Instrumented Dart Impact Testing
- Fabricated Part Testing
- UV and Weathering Testing
Dow will feature RESILITY™ resins at Rotoplas, the International Rotational Molding Exposition from September 26–28, 2017.
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