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Quadrant unveils new antistatic thermoplastic

Global thermoplastic materials manufacturer Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP) has launched a new thermoplastic with permanent antistatic performance.

The new FDA approved and ATEX tested ultra-high-molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) TIVAR CleanStat White combines good electrostatic dissipation, better wear resistance and food contact compliancy in a neutral / white colored material.

According to Quadrant EPP, the product has been developed to benefit applications such as guiders for pill filling, drug pressing applications, pistons and valves for powder dosing, labeling and printing equipment.

The latest addition to the company’s TIVAR range is also suitable for the food processing & packaging sector linings in sugar and flour processing, guiders for pudding weighing and filling, as well as conveyor parts.

TIVAR CleanStat White overcomes the partially static dissipative properties of antistatic agents by preventing the build-up of charge or static load caused by powder handling and friction of plastic surfaces.

Quadrant EPP research & development global director Ron Denoo said the product combines required properties and traceability demands for a plastic solution for pharmaceutical and food processing & packaging.

"This is a major advance for processing applications tailored to the specific demands of these highly-sensitive industries and Quadrant invested considerable resources to develop and achieve this material innovation with a balanced cost/performance ratio for our customers," Denoo said.