Molding compounds product portfolioACRYLITE ACRYMID CYROLITE XT polymer CYREX
General Remarks 4
Overview of applications 6
ACRYLITE molding compounds 7
ACRYLITE Resist (impact-modified) 8
ACRYLITE Heatresist and ACRYMID (high heat) 9
ACRYLITE Satinice (light-diff using) 10
ACRYLITE LED 11
ACRYLITE Optical 12
ACRYLITE Hi-Gloss 13
ACRYLITE MD (medical diagnostics) 14
CYROLITE molding compounds (medical devices) 15
XT polymer (packaging and appliances) 16
CYREX acrylic-polycarbonate alloy (high impact resistance) 17
Special Grades 18
ACRYLITE Heatstop (infrared-refl ecting)(previously CoolTouch)
Molding compounds with special additives
Vu-Stat static dissipative acrylic multipolymer
ACRYLITE cf (Coverform)
Colors and delivery 19
Properties of selected molding compounds 20
Optical, rheological, mechanical and physical properties
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ACRYLITE molding compoundsACRYLITE molding compounds are thermoplastics based on polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), standardized to ASTM D788, DIN 7745/ISO 8257. ACRYLITE molding compounds are characterized by a number of chemical, physical and technical properties that are indispensable for manufacturing high-quality parts by injection molding, injection blow molding and extrusion.
Absolutely clearACRYLITE molding compound grades are so highly transparent that molded parts and semifi nished products manufactured from them provide the maximum possible light transmission of 92%. It shows only the physically unavoidable refl ection loss of 4% at each surface where light enters and exits. This unique clarity makes it possible to obtain particularly pure colors with an outstanding degree of precision.
Convincing longevityAs confi rmed by tests in all of the worlds climates, ACRYLITE molding compounds show unsurpassed resistance to weathering and aging. They do not turn yellow or wear away under chemical attack, show no deterioration of their properties and are not subject to decay. Therefore, ACRYLITE makes a major contribution to resource conservation. That was also one of the outstanding points in its favor in the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) performed in accordance with DIN ISO 14040ff .
RecyclableDue to their chemical composition, ACRYLITE molding compounds are uniquely suitable for chemical recycling and material recovery.
Tough surfaceIn addition to their pleasant feel and sound, molded parts and semifi nished products made from ACRYLITE (PMMA) present the greatest surface hardness and thus the best scratch resistance of all thermoplastics. This enables them to preserve their high gloss even aft er prolonged use.
Food contact approvalsThe crystal-clear molding compounds ACRYLITE, ACRYLITE Resist and ACRYLITE Satinice conform to FDA Regulation 21CFR177.1010, Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 repealing Commission Directive 2002/72/EC, as well as to Recommendation XXII of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR, formerly BgVV). They also comply with the German Consumer Goods Ordinance (December 23, 1997). Please consult us with regard to other grades and colored molding compounds.
All clear grades of CYROLITE (except CYROLITE Med2 and CYROLITE Protect: both of which have not been tested) , CYREX 200-8005 and clear grades of XTpolymer conform to FDA Regulations for food contact requirements in 21CFR177.1010, 21CFR180.22 and 21CFR177.1580 as appropriate to the specifi c product.
Certifi ed qualityThe Performance Polymers Business Unit of Evonik Industries maintains high standards for its management systems. All manufacturing processes for ACRYLITE molding compounds are subjected to a continuous improvement process. All sites are certifi ed in accordance with ISO 14001:2004, and RC 14001:2008. Additionally, each manufacturing site is certifi ed in accordance with ISO 9001:2008.
Antimicrobial gradesCYROLITE Protect and CYREX Protect antimicrobial grades meet FDA Class I or Class II medical devices covered by 510(k) PMN submission.
Overview of applicationsWe encounter ACRYLITE or one of our other molding compounds every day in a multitude of applications and in diff erent market segments.
*Note on the Automotive & Transportation market segment
There are increasing demands from the automotive industry for material data to be entered in the International Material Data System (IMDS).
The IMDS archives and manages all materials used in vehicle manufacture. This is one way to fulfi ll the obligations imposed on automobile manufacturers, and consequently on suppliers, by national and international norms, standards, laws and directives.
Our material data sheets are published in IMDS and are therefore accessible to all IMDS participants. Contact our technical service department at +1 203 284-4290 for assistance in obtaining IMDS information for ACRYLITE molding compounds.
ProductAutomotive & Transportation *
Electronic & Communica-tion
Industrial Construction & Architecture
Home & Garden
Furniture, Exhibit Booths & Store Fixtures
Health & Wellness
ACRYLITE ACRYLITE Heatresist ACRYLITE Heatstop ACRYLITE Hi-Gloss ACRYLITE LED ACRYLITE Optical ACRYLITE Resist ACRYLITE Satinice ACRYLITE Solar CYROLITE XTpolymer CYREX ACRYMID
ACRYLITE L40 molding compound with maximum fl ow and a low heat defl ection temperature under load application: injection molding of thin-walled parts with long fl ow paths
ACRYLITE M30 molding compound with high fl ow and a medium heat defl ection temperature under load application: injection molding of optical and technical items such as optical lens and lighting louvers, name-
plates and magnifying glasses
ACRYLITE H12 molding compound with medium fl ow and a medium heat defl ection temperature under load application: injection molding of technical items to satisfy higher demands on heat defl ection temperature
under load (e.g. lighting industry, automotive industry taillights, etc.)
ACRYLITE H15 less fl ow than ACRYLITE H12, with high heat defl ection temperature and high mechanical properties application: injection molded automotive taillights and extrusion of profi les and sheets for overhead lighting
ACRYLITE 8N improved fl ow over H15, with high heat defl ection and high mechanical properties application: injection molded automotive taillights and extrusion of profi les and sheets for overhead lighting
ACRYLITE 8H variant of ACRYLITE 8N with higher molecular weight and improved stress crack resistance.
Somewhat tougher than ACRYLITE 8N at the same heat defl ection temperature under load. application: extrusion of profi les and sheets for overhead lighting
ACRYLITE basic molding compoundsDepending on the grade, our general molding compounds diff er in their physical properties such as fl ow and heat defl ection temperature under load. They can be processed by all conventional thermoplastic processing methods.
Decreasing impact strength
ACRYLITE Resist zk6This grade off ers maximum impact strength, low fl ow and a balanced property spectrum. The product is found in a wide variety of applications.
ACRYLITE Resist zkDThis product has maximum impact resistance and medium fl ow characteristics. It is used in applications that require a higher level of processability than what ACRYLITE zk6 can provide.
ACRYLITE Resist zk6SRThis grade off ers maximum impact resistance, low fl ow and is specially formulated to provide high melt strength for extrusion applications.
ACRYLITE Resist zkMIt off ers medium impact strength and medium fl ow. Oft en used for electronic instrumentation windows and security camera housing applications.
ACRYLITE Resist zkXThis material provides medium impact strength with low fl ow. Frequently used in sheet and profi le extrusion applications.
ACRYLITE Resist zk5BRThe material provides medium impact strength with medium fl ow. It has the highest heat defl ection temperature of any ACRYLITE Resist grade.
ACRYLITE Resist zkFThe product provides medium impact strength with maximum fl ow. It is the most processable ACRYLITE Resist grade.
ACRYLITE Resist zkPIt is a medium impact grade with medium fl ow characteristics. Found in appliance applications.
ACRYLITE Resist impact-modifi ed (zk)ACRYLITE Resist acrylic polymers are specially formulated to off er enhanced impact resistance and toughness. They off er clarity similar to standard PMMA. ACRYLITE Resist acrylic polymers are resistant to the adverse aff ects of outdoor weathering and they are chemical resistant. ACRYLITE Resist grades can easily be blended with ACRYLITE acrylic polymers to optimize impact properties and processability.
ACRYLITE Heatresist FT15ACRYLITE Heatresist FT15 is a new molding compound based on PMMA with a higher heat defl ection temperature under load combined with improved fl ow. ACRYLITE Heatresist FT15 is particularly suitable for injection-molding and extrusion applications with stringent requirements in terms of heat defl ection temperature and fl ow. The special property profi le off ers benefi ts particularly when it comes to designing moldings with challenging wall thickness/fl ow path ratios (e.g. multi-component injection molding).
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