R&P Polyplastic The first PPS compound from Russia
Compound – Russia’s largest compounder R&P Polyplastic has successfully developed a new polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), injection moulded thermoplastic compound, Armoten, the company has recently announced.
According to R&P Polyplastic, this material belongs to the high-performance class of polymers and will become the only PPS produced in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union.
PPS-based composite materials are commonly used today as a high-performance thermoplastic, thanks to its properties such as impact strength, almost absolute fire-retardant property, low-water absorption and high resistance to automotive fuels and lubricating materials.
Materials of the Armoten brand are said to display characteristics such as high physical and mechanical properties, high flexibility in terms of design, ease of processing, high-surface quality, dimensional stability, and some materials from this brand are also approved for contact with water.
The company adds that materials from the Armoten line are capable of substituting not just thermosetting polymers, but steel as well, which will enable a substantial reduction of weight. Thus, this explains their usage/application in industries such as the manufacture of interior parts of airplanes and space equipment, under-the-bonnet (UTB) parts and refinery machinery elements.
With this development, the research and production company Polyplastic furthers its goal to become an international producer that is capable of providing materials for the industry’s most contemporary demands.
Among international producers of PPS are renowned brands such as Celanese and Solvay.