LOWINOX™ TBM-6

Versatile phenolic antioxidant that is especially well suited for wire and cable applications, providing heat stability during processing and end use.
Product Overview
LOWINOX™ TBM6 is a versatile hindered thiophenol antioxidant that is especially well suited for medium, high, and extra high voltage wire and cable applications. It also synergizes well with carbon black, acts as an anti-skinning agent in hot melt adhesives, provides heat stability in lubricants, and anti-scorch protection for polyurethanes during condensation of TDI on polyesters. LOWINOX™ TBM6 has excellent compatibility with peroxides and is highly resistant to thermo-oxidative degradation and washout.
Product Specifications
Appearance: White crystalline powder
Molecular Weight: 358 g/mol
Particle Size Distribution: 180-200 microns
Assay: 98% minimum
Melting Point: 160-164 °C
Volatiles: 0.1% max
Ash Content: 0.05% max
Iron Content: 5 ppm
Color APHA: Guaranteed 50 max
Primary Chemistry: 4,4'-Thiobis (2-t-butyl-5-methylphenol)
Features & Benefits

Excellent long-term heat stability
Non-staining
Non-discoloring
Food contact approvals
Synergistic with carbon black
Compatible with peroxides
Anti-scorch protection for polyurethanes
Heat stability in lubricants
Anti-skinning agent in hot melt adhesives

Problems Solved
Low heat stability and electrical properties for use in wire and cable applications
Scorch issues during the condensation of TDI on polyesters in polyurethane applications
Skinning and poor heat stability in hot melt adhesives
Compatibility and applicability of antioxidants with carbon black pigments in polymeric applications
Low heat stability and resistance in lubricant formulations
Applications
Food packaging, HDPE and LDPE tubes, water and gas pipes, connectors, high voltage cables, greenhouse films