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SMART TITANIUM DIOXIDE FOR ECONOMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE OPTIMIZATION OF PLASTIC PIPE FORMULATIONS

 

# 2021 Amsterdam

FP-Pigments is a global manufacturer of a unique series of titanium dioxide pigment products and have been supplying the coatings, plastics, paper and inks markets for over 10 years, helping our customers reduce their raw material costs while maintaining product quality and performance.

We have plants in both Europe and the USA and a global sales network. Our company is part of a larger family owned group of companies, based in Finland. The associated businesses include an Emulsion Polymer Business, a Distribution Business and a Technical Development Business looking at new chemistry for natural tree based raw materials.

Our patented pigment products are designed using well established theories for improving the efficiency of titanium dioxide pigment – an expensive yet necessary ingredient in most man-made white and brightly coloured products.

This paper will detail the use of our novel primary opacifying pigments as partial replacements for Titanium Dioxide. It will show how the use of this unique composite product can provide significant performance and cost reduction opportunities for the plastics formulator. The provision of a “fixed dispersion” next generation TiO2 ensures the best optical efficiency is maintained and thus maximizes the effective use of all of the Titanium Dioxide particles employed in the pipe compound, all while maintaining an economically sustainable advantage, but with no significant effect on plastic properties.

In addition to maintaining product quality and performance, this next generation TiO2 has a significantly lower carbon footprint than conventional TiO2 and thus offers more sustainable technical solutions.

When replacing 10 - 35 wt% of the TiO2 in a PVC pipe formulation, the unique particle morphology and functionality enables the manufacturer to better optimise their formulations and to positively enhance the overall performance of PVC Pipe systems.

Related keywords : Titanium Dioxide, Sustainability, Carbon Footprint, Cost Reduction.
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