HECO®STAB
UV/LIGHT PROTECTION ADDITIVE

HECO®STAB UV/light stabilisers protect UV and light-sensitive polymers from A for fading to Z for decomposition. As lightfast UV and light protection stabilisers, our additives keep plastics shining for a long time even in light-flooded environments.

Product benefits – Additives for plastics

PROTECTIVE

Polymer damage caused by light and UV rays is reduced or prevented.

COLOUR INTENSIVE

The plastic colour is protected from yellowing and fading.

HECO®STAB UV/LIGHT PROTECTION AGENT for the plastics industry

Intensive UV and light irradiation can permanently damage plastics. Fading, embrittlement and unsightly cracks are the downside of extensive sun exposure. Excessive sunlight makes our skin glow cancer red. Plastic, on the other hand, turns yellow and loses its colour due to too much exposure to light. In both cases, the right sun protection prevents this.

Our HECO®STAB UV/light protection additives have only a slight inherent colour themselves, but are a real bright spot. Our additives are based on a combination of UV absorbers and HALS (Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer) as an effective light stabiliser:

UV absorbers convert absorbed UV radiation into heat. They do not protect the polymers themselves, but the products for which the plastic acts like a sunshade. HALS (Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer) are sterically hindered amines that interrupt and further prevent the degradation of polymers accelerated by light irradiation. So that your plastic will experience many more summers, we ensure its light resistance. Pretty bright, isn’t it?

HECO®STAB UV/light stabilisers such as the UV absorber HECO®STAB 311 PE have a thermostable effect and protect against signs of ageing and UV radiation. HECO®STAB 338 PS shields the end product in the packaging from negative UV radiation as a pure UV absorber. With our additive HECO®STAB 372 PP, the plastic product itself is protected by a pure light stabiliser.

With our additives your product can sunbathe happily!

HECO®STAB UV/ LIGHT PROTECTION AGENTS for plastics include:

311 PE

suitable for polyethylene, polypropylene; UV-absorber + antioxidant on PE-basis; protection against ageing by UV-radiation and acts thermostabilising

317 PP

suitable for polypropylene; Highly effective UV absorber; protection against ageing caused by UV exposure

326 PE

suitable for polyethylene, polypropylene; Highly effective UV absorber; protection against ageing caused by UV exposure

338 PS

suitable for styrene polymers PS, ABS, SAN; Highly effective UV absorber; protection against ageing caused by UV exposure

372 PP

suitable for polypropylene; Light protection agent; prevents the ageing process caused by exposure to light

376 PP

suitable for polypropylene; Light stabiliser + antioxidant in PP; prevents the ageing process caused by exposure to light and has a thermostabilising effect

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In which application area would you like to use a sunblock with our plastic additives?
We would be happy to use our research and development to specifically develop the plastic additive you need to optimise your individual process.