Case Study

Case Study-Performance Additives

Increasing Part Durability with Inhance Performance Additives
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CHALLENGE

A molder of polyurethane wanted to increase the durability of their belt scrapers. Their customer in the mining industry had numerous belt conveyors in their operations, and frequently had to shut down to replace blade scrapers. This was an added cost and limited production. Inhance’s solution significantly increased the lifespan of the scrapers, and the customer was able to retain existing accounts — and gain new business.

 

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BY INCORPORATING OUR INHANCE PERFORMANCE ADDITIVES IN MOLDED PARTS, WE SAW A DURABILITY INCREASE OF 3 – 6 TIMES LONGER THAN THAT ACHIEVED BY SCRAPERS MADE WITHOUT THESE ADDITIVES.

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PROCESS / COLLABORATION

The polyurethane molder contacted Inhance to evaluate our line of Performance Additives. A sample of INHANCE® UH-1080, surface modified ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW PE) powder was provided. The molder made several samples
using different levels of the additive to assess processing and field performance.

SOLUTION

Due to the encouraging results of the abrasion resistance results, the molder produced several test blade scrapers. The molder’s customer was pleased with the durability increase equivalent to 3 – 6 times longer service life than the current scrapers.

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