Pinneberg / Germany, September 2022 – The active substance in this Masterbatch is a so-called chain extender. This “chain extender” reacts with the ends of the polycondensate chains. The polymer chains of the degraded polymer, with a low molecular weight, are combined with one another and form longer-chain polymers.
Studies have shown that the melt flow index (melt volume-flow rate, MVR) of degraded PET can be restored with a dosage of 5% of ROWALID PET-A103A SP (see graphic). The impact strength of PET which is extruded multiple times could also be almost doubled. The transparency of the PET is maintained here. This means that even high proportions of regranulate can be mixed with new PET without significantly worsening the physical properties.