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Canada: Recycled Materials Nexam Chemical Delivers First Trial Batch of Nexamite Multifunctional Masterbatch to KWI Polymers

Editor: Alexander Stark

Nexam Chemical will deliver an initial order of Nexamite for production of multifunctional masterbatch to KWI Polymers in Canada.

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Nexamite contributes to enhance processability during extrusion and the properties in the final pipe. (sample image)
Nexamite contributes to enhance processability during extrusion and the properties in the final pipe. (sample image)
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Lund/Sweden — The order value amounts to approximately $ 30,000. The two companies have together developed this multifunctional masterbatch product that will be used for production of polyethylene pipes.

The company has been working in parallel with polyethylene and masterbatch producers within the pipe segment. The collaboration with KWI Polymers, a provider of polymer solutions, has resulted in a commercial multifunctional masterbatch product, targeting pipe converters. In the next step the manufacturer prepares for volume production in North America and to create a platform for growth.

”There is a desire to strengthen the properties of pipes and thereby enable a greater involvement of recycled materials. The tests we have conducted show clear reinforcement of process and pipe properties when adding the Nexamite product designed for polyethylene,” says Yves Laroche at KWI Polymers in Canada. The companies combined Nexamite with KWI Nano Carbon reinforcement in a masterbatch, which, according to the companies, offers not only ultimate mechanical properties, but also opens new opportunities by obtaining new physical properties of the material.

The partners plan to continue their cooperation and the combination of Nexamite and KWI Nano Carbon will be tested also in other polymers and applications.

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