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Lennig Chemicals Ltd announces the availability of a new acrylic/PVC alloy-moulding compound, designated Kydene M-600. It is an opaque,
high-impact, high-servicetemperature, weatherable rigid PVC-based compound, which is competitive with polycarbonate. ABS, acetal and CAB. Up to six times tougher than polycarbon ate, it is self-extinguishing and meets the requirements of Underwriters Laboratory Subject 94 for SE-1.
The compound is claimed to have exceptional chemical resistance and to be virtually impervious to attack from petrol, oils, household cleaners, disinfectant sprays and many other common liquids and to have a significantly higher heat resistance than other tough, rigid PVC-based moulding cbmpounds. It also gives a high lustrous surface finish comparable to some of the most expensive engineering plastics materials. Accelerated age testing has shown that the compound retains its appearance and physical properties over an extended period. Under properlycontrolled conditions it can be reground and remoulded several times without significant change in colour or loss of properties.
Potential applications include office equipment, domestic appliances, computer and electrical housings, machine and motor shrouds, automotive parts, sporting equipment, safety helmets and pipe fittings. Made by: Lennig Chemicals Ltd, Lennig House, 2 Mason's Avenue, Croydon.