A plastics heat-activated crosslinker manufacturer, Sweden’s Nexam Chemical, is increasing its alliance with composites manufacturer Diab Group (U.S. DeSoto, Texas office) considerably. This collaborative agreement was signed in 2015 as a development project and laid the basis for current high-performance PET-foam products comprising Nexamite technology. The partnership is now generating growing business for Nexam Chemical with an increase in volume as Diab is experiencing powerful development in the section of PET-foam.
Nexam introduced the U.S. patented Nexamite PBO (phthalic anhydride and bioxazoline) in 2014, a multifunctional additive which has a use of chain extender and crosslinker. It has also been shown to be efficient in the production of virgin polymer blends, plastics engineering and blended plastics recycling.
PET foam generated by Diab includes a key element that is the property-enhancing Nexamite. The development of Diab will lead to enhanced growth for Nexam Chemical, which will supply the manufacturing of Diab in Europe, North America, and Asia.
Nexam CEO Johan Arvidsson told that Nexamite technology offers significant improvements in PET foam properties and the PET foam industry continues to grow strongly. In many apps, products with PET foam show powerful competitive benefits, not least from a sustainability view. The Nexamite technology in Diab’s goods leads to enhanced durability at several rates – by generating lighter and stronger materials and applying them to renewable energies such as wind power.
Diab is a worldwide market leader in the manufacture, growth and sale of key components for multiple kinds of composite structures, including wind turbine boat, blades, train, aircraft, bus and construction design. A distinctive mixture of lightweight, elevated strength, insulation, and chemical resistance characterizes the products of Diab. By decreasing the weight of the completed item and the need for maintenance, Diab’s materials help decrease energy consumption as well as effect on the environment throughout the life cycle of the item.