Arkema introduces PLASTISTRENGTH® 562 NA Process Aid for Rigid and Semi-Rigid PVC

- Press release
Arkema recently introduced a new product, PLASTISTRENGTH® 562 NA process aid, designed to help PVC converters achieve an optimized balance between processing performance and formulation cost. This new product offers consistent PVC fusion and filler incorporation, improved melt strength and reliable processing in both rigid and semi-rigid extruded or calendered PVC products.

“We developed this product to help our customers achieve processing improvements and cost efficiencies without affecting performance of the final product,” Kevin Yocca, New Business Development Manager Plastics Additives with Arkema, explained. “We are continually working with our customers to identify new applications or markets where this product can make a difference and we can provide new tools so formulators can push traditional boundaries of PVC application performance.”

Plastistrength® 562 NA process aid is a high molecular weight acrylic process aid providing high melt strength combined with optimized PVC fusion promotion. It has been especially designed to improve filler dispersion in rigid

and semi-rigid PVC applications.


It is currently used to provide processing consistency, fusion promotion and cost efficiency in luxury vinyl tile backlayers, highly filled PVC and rigid PVC applications such as vinyl siding and fence and substrates, and PVC conduit and pipe. Additionally, it offers enhanced melt strength and improved fusion promotion in semi-rigid PVC formulations used in applications such as printable vinyl sheets, roofing and calendered vinyl films.


To learn more, visit online at www.coatingresins-arkema.com.

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into 3 complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in some 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide. www.arkema.com


PLASTISTRENGTH® is a registered trademark of Arkema Inc.