DuPont: Anti-block, slip for PE blown film

New-generation silicone-based masterbatch features optimized combination of compatible additives to simplify processing and logistics.


DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers, a global business unit of the DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, launched its new Dow Corning AMB-12235 masterbatch for polyethylene (PE) blown film at Chinaplas 2019. The masterbatch combines an anti-block agent with a compatible slip additive to improve film processing and ensure consistent quality. By creating synergistic effects through the right combination and amount of each active ingredient, the solution delivers a low coefficient of friction (COF) over time. It also helps prevent migration to the film surface that can affect downstream operations and helps reduce film blocking that can cause damage—all at cost-effective low loadings, according to the company.

Dow Corning AMB-12235 masterbatch, which is approved for food contact in Europe, the U.S., and China, is the latest addition to the new DuPont portfolio of silicone-based solutions that extend properties, enhance processing, and reinforce materials.

“This new technology advancement demonstrates our strong commitment to the success of the packaging industry by supplying innovative, silicone-based solutions that help customers achieve seamless throughput, high productivity and consistent quality,” says Christophe Paulo, Industrial and Consumer strategic marketer, EMEA, DuPont. “When customers asked us for a simpler way to optimize PE film processing, we developed this innovative, high-performance combined masterbatch. It helps film makers avoid spending time and effort to calculate the right ratio of anti-block and slip additives by trial and error. It also streamlines handling, storage, and management of additive inventories.”

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