LEHVOSS NORTH AMERICA TO SHOWCASE NEW PRODUCTS AT NPE2018 HIGHLIGHTING CUSTOMIZED MATERIAL SOLUTIONS
PAWCATUCK, CT USA – (March 1, 2018) – LEHVOSS North America, part of the LEHVOSS Group, and a leader in high-performance thermoplastic compounds, will showcase three innovative new products at NPE 2018, May 7-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida (Booth #531147). A major focus of the exhibit will be on the company’s customized material solutions and its expanding capabilities in custom compounding, additive manufacturing, masterbatch and concentrates.
A new addition to the LUVOCOM® product line, LUVOCOM 1114 is designed to provide exceptional tribological and thermal properties. Based on the high-temperature resistant polymer PEKK, LUVOCOM 1114 offers a number of advantages in tribological applications when compared to other high-temperature polymers such as PEEK. According to Robert Healy, Managing Director, LEHVOSS North America, “The wear and friction characteristics of compounds from the LUVOCOM 1114 line exhibit a low and particularly uniform curve up to 165°C (329°F). LUVOCOM 1114 also has an elevated heat deflection temperature.”
Another new LUVOCOM product, LUVOCOM 3F, is designed for extrusion-based 3D printing processes including fused filament fabrication. “The product line is dedicated to easy 3D printing with excellent mechanical properties,” said Healy. “Polymers are tailored to 3D printing for different processes and offer improved layer bonding and enhanced printability. The injection molding quality of printed parts is 100 percent consistent.”
Also featured will be LUVOBATCH® PA BA 1001/1002, an endothermic blowing agent that makes it possible to reduce the weight of reinforced polyamides (PA). “Polyamides with reinforcing materials such as glass fibers, carbon fibers and minerals are becoming increasingly important in weight reduction,” said Healy. “Using the LUVOBATCH PA BA 1001/1002 blowing agent reduces the weight of these materials by up to 30 percent and simultaneously maintains a low level loss of mechanical properties.”
The endothermic blowing agent is specially adapted to polyamides. It helps avoid sink marks and contraction cavities. “Using LUVOBATCH PA BA 1001/1002 as the carrier system reduces or prevents the delamination in components subject to high mechanical stress which may arise during the addition of masterbatch based on polyethylene or universal carriers.” The system can be used in all common processing techniques.
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A New Release From LEHVOSS North America and the LEHVOSS Group
LEHVOSS North America, LLC, a member of the LEHVOSS Group and a subsidiary of Lehmann&Voss&Co., Germany, provides LUVOCOM® high-performance compounds as well as the 3D printing materials LUVOSINT® and LUVOCOM® 3F into the North American market. These products extend the range of applications for polymers and ensure that the products produced from them in many industries are able to reliably fulfil their function, even when subject to stringent requirements. The materials with exactly defined properties are based on almost all available thermoplastics and are tailor-made to individual customer requirements. The materials are manufactured in Germany, USA, and Asia. The LEHVOSS Group is a group of companies in the chemicals sector and a provider of chemical and mineral specialties to industrial customers. Lehmann&Voss&Co. KG, Hamburg, was founded in 1894 as a trading company. Today the company is recognized as a leader in high performance material technologies with global manufacturing facilities and a technical sales organization supporting customers worldwide.