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CMT Materials showing
PFAS-free plug-assist
By Bridget Janis
Plastics News Staff
CMT Materials has brought a
new HYTAC syntactic foam that
has high service temperature and
high friction to K 2022 and is developing
a high-slip plug material
aimed at addressing market concerns
over polyfl uorinated alkyl
substances, or forever chemicals,
in such formulations.
It said that higher-slip plug material,
which is in the product development
phase, can eliminate
the use of polytetrafl uoroethylene
or other PFAS substances
as ingredients.
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" CMT Materials is
the only company in
the world really that focuses
on market needs
for plug-assist materials
that also has the
capability to formulate,
manufacture new
products or fi gure out
how best to use them, "
said Terry Woldorf, managing
director. " So, we
are a real start-to-stop
fi nish when it comes to
plug-assist materials for
thermoformers. "
The new HYTAC-HTF
material is marketed to
be a high-temperature,
high-friction material that
will be specifi cally made
for use when forming multilayer
barrier fi lms. HYTAC-HTF
will be able to service temperatures
as high as 232°C (450°F).
This product will also be a
solution to help reduce buildup
of sticky laminate barrier layers
that may occur. HYTAC-HTF will
be available in a variety of sheet
and rod sizes.
" In the thermoforming world,
multilayer materials and those
with these barrier fi lms on them
is just really a major market, "
Woldorf said.
In other news, the company
said it's developing a PFAS-free
version of its HYTAC-FLXT product.
It's being developed in response
to concerns over the use
of PFAS chemicals in product
formulations, and the company
said in a news release that the
PFAS-free version is expected to
have the same performance characteristics
of, with easy material
release, forming properties and
ease of polishing.
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It said that while laboratory
testing does not show any transfer
of PFAS when using the incumbent
HYTAC-FLXT material, " CMT
understands the preferable approach
will be to completely eliminate
PTFE or any other PFAS 'forever
chemicals' as an ingredient. "
" Now while we've
done extensive testing
and independent labs
have gone in [to] confi
rm there's no transfer,
no migration, we
agree also there that
it'd be great to eliminate
them from the
market, " Woldorf said.
" So, we're testing some
alternatives there and
we'll be talking to people
to see if it is actually
would be of any value to
commercialize. "
CMT said it hopes to
commercialize them by
late Fall.
Woldorf
Overall, CMT Materials
has eight lines of
products that all serve a
different purpose.
CMT's
products
are
made to make the pre-stretch
fi lms into mold cavities. The demand
for these products is because
they reduce the starting
gauge thickness, so overall they
reduce the amount of plastic that
goes into a mold.
HYTAC materials also have
low thermal conductivity, which
in the process can reduce heating
and cooling time, which then
translates into a reduction in energy
needs, cycle times and costs,
the company said.
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