Main targets during the polymerization process in the production of expandable polystyrene (EPS)
are high yields of stable polymer beads and control of the optimal bead size distribution. EPSOLUTE®
helps to control the size of the EPS/ABS beads and other polymers based on suspension
polymerization that are defined in the polymerization process. The narrower the bead size
distribution, the better a uniform packing of the expanded EPS beads in the final application. The
uniformity and homogeneity of the EPS cell structure improves mechanical and thermal properties
BUDIT® T Series: Polymer technology ingredients
The BUDIT® T Series provides a toolbox of ingredients from adjusting pH levels in suspension production to smoke suppressants for optimizing flame retardant formulations. BUDIT® T Series acts as a buffer for pH9. Free acid due to impurities interfere with the polymerization. Keeping the pH controlled helps to maintain precise reaction kinetics and protects other important ingredients of the formulation.