PPS masterbatches – The material of the future for special requirements

Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) is a high-temperature resistant and semi-crystalline thermoplastic. Its chemical structure makes it a very durable polymer with excellent mechanical properties - even at temperatures exceeding 200 °C. Lifocolor offers a product range of seven standard colours as PPS masterbatches.

PPS - a real speciality

PPS is considered the material of the future for special requirements and is new in the Lifocolor portfolio due to rising demand. »LIFOCOLOR PPS« is a product range of PPS masterbatches in seven different colours with sufficient heat stability. All products can be processed at a PPS typical temperature of approx. 300 °C and are suitable for injection moulding and extrusion processes.

A multi talent

PPS are semi-crystalline polymers in which aromatic monomer units are connected by sulfur atoms. Even at temperatures far over 200 °C, its mechanical properties still stay intact. The material can withstand constant heat exposure of up to 240 °C and short-term exposure of up to approx. 270 °C. The chemical resistance of PPS is excellent when exposed to almost all solvents, many acids and alkalis.

PPS offers the advantage that water is absorbed only in low quantities and is practically impenetrable for most fluids and gases. Its outstanding electrical properties also make it a good insulator. A further interesting aspect: its dimensional stability and inherent flame retardant provide a low tendency to creep at higher temperatures. Due to its good flow ability it is exceptionally suitable for long, narrow moulded parts and complex tool geometries.

A wide scope of applications

Examples of PPS can be found especially in mechanically, electrically, thermally and chemically high-stress moulded parts. These include pump parts, valves and sterilization devices. Depending on modification, the material is also excellent for engine applications in the automotive and electronics industry (e.g. carburettor and insulation parts, coil bobbins and chip carriers).

»LIFOCOLOR PPS« masterbatches are available in small quantities ex stock. Individual colour specifications that deviate from our standard portfolio are available upon request. All batches included in our product range are recommended for technical applications.

Contact

Lifocolor Farben
GmbH & Co. KG

Reundorfer Straße 18
96215 Lichtenfels
Germany

Phone: +49 9571 789 0
Fax: +49 9571 789 33

zentrale@lifocolor.de
www.lifocolor.com