Mitsui launches silicone-based polymer surface modifier

ERJ staff report (BC)

Tokyo – Mitsui Chemicals is test-marketing Exfola, a polyolefin modifier which makes surfaces silicone-rich when added at small doses.

Benefits cited include enhanced release properties, water repellency, oil repellency and abrasion resistance, without the disadvantages of conventional silicone-based modifiers such as contamination and transfer caused by bleed-out, degradation over time and poor formability.

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