Polycarbonates are used alone or blended in a large variety of applications: housewares, electronics, automotive sector, etc.
But standard polycarbonate markets are limited by their optical and mechanical properties. At the same time, rising concerns about Bisphenol A safety impact is affecting their image.
POLYSORB® isosorbide is a diol that can be used as a monomer in polycarbonates synthesis. It is the perfect plant-based solution to the two ongoing challenges facing the polycarbonate market.
Create much more than a polycarbonate thanks to POLYSORB® isosorbide! It is a safe alternative to bisphenol A (BPA) and it it gives access to new polymer advantages, such as:
- Excellent optical properties (low birefringence and excellent light transmission)
- Chemical & UV resistance (without compounding with special UV stabilizers)
- High surface resistance, notably scratch resistance
Thanks to their enhanced properties, isosorbide-based polycarbonates can be used in, amongst others, the construction and automotive industries
It can also offer applications as a glass-alternative functional bio-based materials, such as in optical devices and hi-tech films.POLYSORB® isosorbide. Much more than just a polycarbonate!
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Discover how POLYSORB® isosorbide, bio-based ingredient derivated from sorbitol, as a monomer or through its derivatives, can help enhance your coating properties.
Key benefits: a sustainable and non-toxic functional molecule, REACH approved
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Key benefits: Chemical & UV resistance, High impact polymer, Good surface hardness, Optical properties
Key benefits: Heat resistance, Increased glass temperature, Good chemical and mechanical resistance, Optical properties
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