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Thermoplastics

A new level of control for formulators and specifiers 

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) have a long history with process oils derived from fossil sources. All forms of TPEs have taken advantage of paraffinic or napthenic oils to gain processing efficacy, but seldom to enhance a compound. PureNova is a new type of paraffin process oil that seeks to build performance, sustainability and processability , harmoniously.

Compounds based on: Styrenic block copolymers (SBC), Thermoplastic polyolefins (TPO), Thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) Plastomers thermoplastic rubbers, and all other thermoplastic elastomers containing non-polar segments

  • Enduring performance, even under duress
  • Efficient pathway to carbon neutrality
  • Unmatched compatibility localizes material modifications 
benefits gainED from compatibility with 100% paraffinic oil
  • Quality surface finishes without bleed out for improved aesthetics or over molding applications
  • Plasticization localized to the non-polar soft blocks exclusively leaving styrene hard-block properties intact for a more robust property set
  • Limited molecular mobility at room temperature or service temperatures reduces blooming, but also migration to adjacent substrates

Performance, Sustainability, Processability, in Harmony.


Enduring performance, even under duress

Mechanical integrity retention, key features of your product are maintained longer, giving rise to longer life cycle and tangible sustainability gains, extends the useful life of your product. PureNova grades have demonstrably better volatility and therefore are retained through processing and in service.

Compared to conventional process oils of similar viscosity, PureNova does not observe any volatility until beyond 400°C. No mass loss during compounding, or in service ensures that the benefits of PureNova are retained through the life of the products, and perhaps beyond.

Efficient pathway to carbon neutrality

Replacing conventional paraffin oils for PureNova has an immediate and significant reduction in Cradle-to-Gate GHG estimations. Take for example a TPE compounds modified with 35 and 50% oil that delivers a 26% and 42% reduction respectively. A low risk like-for-like substitution that delivers a high impact.

Given that compounds tend to consist of (1) Polymer, (2) Filler, and (3) Oil there are few available options that deliver GHG reduction without risk, or fundamentally changing the properties of your material.


Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely not. PureNova grades have demonstrated resilience against heat, UV and time without any measurable property loss. Biodegradability is initiated under very specific set of conditions, and not one that a performance plastic is likely to encounter during its serviceable life. You can be confident that including PureNova into your formulations will deliver unparalleled stability in the most arduous of conditions.

PureNova is a pure, non-polar paraffin molecule, and consequently can provide superior compatibility in non-polar polymers.  For example, styrenic-block-copolymers, polyolefins and polyolefin elastomers, EPDM, and natural rubber.

Similarly, PureNova is compatible with while oils, silicone oils, triglycerides, and many other oils that could be used in processing. You can confidently drop it into existing manufacturing setting knowing that it will not create a cumbersome changeover.

We welcome the chance to have this conversation about the GHG emissions of your product. Using published data and our Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) for PureNova we can estimate a net difference of carbon emissions on your product, which can, in turn, be communicated to your customer. This level of transparency may not be typical, but we believe that it is essential to achieving your carbon neutrality pledge.



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