TAFMER™ polyolefin elastomer is a low-crystallinity alpha-olefin copolymer that features softness, low melting point, and compatibility with polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP). When TAFMER™ is used to modify either PE or PP, the degree of compatibility may be selected to tailor the morphology of the compound. The resultant shift in physical properties is engineered to meet the requirements of the application.
Specific grades of TAFMER™ provide varying levels of compatibility in PE. The morphology of the polyethylene compound dictates its physical properties, and may be tailored to meet the needs of your specific application.
TAFMER™ grades offer varying levels of compatibility in PP. The morphology of the polypropylene compound dictates its physical properties, and may be tailored to meet the needs of your specific application.
TAFMER™ miscibility in Polypropylene (PP)
TAFMER™ XM is highly miscible in PP. In packaging film applications, the benefits of enhancing PP with TAFMER™ are:
- Lower Heat Seal Initiation Temperature (HSIT)
- Film Transparency
- Outstanding balance of HSIT and COF
TAFMER™ PN is a newly launched series with finely dispersed crystalline structures in an amorphous matrix. The crystalline structures provide remarkably high heat resistance, yet the material retains outstanding softness. Because these crystalline structures are finely dispersed in an amorphous matrix, TAFMER™ PN offers excellent transparency and reduced stress whitening of polypropylene film.
In Wire & Cable applications, the miscibility TAFMER™ allows it to function as plasticizer of polypropylene, without sacrificing scratch and abrasion resistance.
In general injection molding applications, the miscibility TAFMER™ PN in PP offer a great advantage in applications requiring both transparency and impact resistance. In addition, PP modified with TAFMER™ PN exhibits improved hinge strength and reduced stress whitening.
Polyamide (“nylon”) Modification
TAFMER™ M offers cost effective impact modification of polyamide “nylon” resins.
When used as a resin modifier, TAFMER™ dramatically improves the performance of PE, PP, and other thermoplastics in automotive, wire and cable, as well as packaging applications.