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    PARALOID™ Solutions for Improved LVT Manufacturing

    With the rising demand for higher durability and performance in luxury vinyl flooring , cost-efficiency and customizable solutions become necessary to improve each layer in the composite LVT structure.

PARALOID™ from Dow offers best-in-class impact modifiers and processing aids to help you achieve desired uniformity, strength, and quality in your luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and flooring products.

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PARALOID™ Applications in LVT Flooring Layers

 

PARALOID™ Processing Aids

 
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    PARALOID™  processing aids are high molecular wieght acrylic polymers that improve the performance attributes of vinyle tiles and flooring foamed layers.

    PARALOID™ K Processing Aids are featured with optimum melt strength the provide enhanced foam processing and lower density - which yield higher foam expansion and ultra-fine cell structure.

    Additionally, Dow acrylic processing aids provide cell structure uniformity, elastic balance and prevent cell collapse and rupture.

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    PARALOID™ processing aids are ideal options for PVC thermoplastic flexible and solid layers for a wide range of applications, including vinyl flooring and tiles.

    PARALOID™ K Processing Aids are engineered with high molecular weight to provide fast fusion times, rheology modification properties and high melt strength for optimal and smooth processing, including extrusion and calendering vinyl sheets.

    Additionally, PARALOID™ K-175 offers exceptional lubrication performance for improved metal release, better run time, and minimal plate-out in semi-rigid and plasticized vinyl applications.

PARALOID™ Impact Modifiers


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    PARALOID™ Impact Modifiers are used in vinyl tiles and luxury vinyl flooring to provide superior impact resistance, enhanced ductility and improve the durability and performance of exterior and interior vinyl flooring products. They are typically added to the PVC solid core and flexible layers, where strength and resistance are required for improved long-term

    durability.

  • PARALOID™ KM 334 is an excellent acrylic-based impact modifier with optimal melt strength and weatherability for exterior vinyl applications.
  •  PARALOID™ KM 5000 is an ideal 2-in-1 option. It provides excellent impact resistance without the need for processing aids in a wide range of applications, including vinyl flooring, tiles, and sheet and profile extrusion.

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