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PARALOID™ K-125 Acrylic Processing Aid

PARALOID™ K-125 is an acrylic processing aid designed to improve the processing of rigid and flexible vinyl (PVC), providing the best balance of melt strength/viscosity, with up to 25% efficiency improvement over standard processing aids. It is particularly well-suited for film and sheet, including for thermoforming applications, rigid PVC profile extrusion, and for luxury vinyl tile (LVT).

Uses:

  • General purpose acrylic processing aid for any rigid PVC application
  • Also can be used in some flexible applications such as sheet, VCT and LVT
  • Film and sheet, including sheet to be further thermoformed including deep-draw thermoforming
  • Particularly useful in thicker sheets for thermoforming to improve profile extrusion productivity and final profile dimensional consistency and surface appearance
  • Limits melt fracture while increasing take-off speed
  • Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) base layer
  • Improves and even increases filler incorporation
  • Improves melt strength for effective calendering or extrusion of the LVT base layer

Benefits:

  • Improves the processing of rigid and flexible vinyl (PVC)
  • Provides an increased level of melt strength/viscosity over standard general purpose acrylic processing aids for PVC
  • Increase melt strength or leverage for efficiency at equal melt strength versus standard process aids
  • Promotes fusion of rigid PVC systems and promotes melt homogeneity
  • Excellent balance of melt strength, viscosity, and gloss for rigid PVC profile extrusion
  • Enables improved surface finish
  • Improved machine productivity
  • Enhance filler incorporation into the melt

Properties

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Typical Properties

  • Molecular Weight Yes No Medium
  • Type Yes No General Purpose

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