Croda Inc., a global leader in sustainable speciality chemicals for some of the biggest, most successful brands in the world, today announced that The US EPA has determined that In accordance with TSCA Section 5(a)(3)(C) that Incroslip™ SL is not likely to present and unreasonable risk to health or the environment. Under TSCA Section 5 (g) You may immediately begin to manufacture with Incroslip SL for the significant new use intention.
Incroslip SL is a cutting edge slip additive technology specially developed as a high slip additive with superior stability for use where traditional slip additives, such as erucamide and oleamide are unable to give the desired performance. As conventional amides breakdown under exposure to environmental conditions, oxidation brings about negative effects such as odour, taste and changes in colour in the end application. Incroslip SL has demonstrated its superior stability even in the most challenging conditions to give high slip performance over time without any performance issues.
Incroslip SL also functions tremendously well as an anti-scratch additive for use in automotive injection moulded parts. One specific area of success focuses on dashboard instrument panels composed of TPO, which is routinely exposed to high temperatures and high UV exposure for extended periods of time. Conventional TPO material, which uses erucamide, forms a tacky surface and shows visible blooming effects. Panels with TPO using Incroslip SL gave excellent anti-scratch performance as its superior stability withstood the harsh environmental conditions.
Kim Locetta, Croda’s North American Sales Manager commented, “As stricter regulatory regulations continue to evaluate new and innovative molecules, we are excited to confirm the safety of Incroslip SL. Our customers will now be able to capitalize on the performance advantages it offers, allowing further innovation to the market and benefits unseen before.”
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