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Luperox® for Crosslinking

Luperox® crosslinking serves a variety of industries, including automotive, wire & cable, and oil & gas.

Peroxide Benefits

  • Used for both unsaturated and saturated polymers
  • Exceptional heat and aging stability
  • Excellent compression set, even at high temperatures
  • Nitrosamine-free
  • Easy to formulate and mix
  • Long compound shelf-life
  • Improved crosslink density
  • Various liquid or solid product forms available

 

 

Technical

Organic peroxides can be used alone or combined with coagents.  Crosslinking is the process of chemically joining two polymer chains. For synthetic and natural rubber crosslinking, Arkema peroxides provide rubber and elastomers with outstanding mechanical, thermal, and chemical resistance performance.  A crosslink is a carbon-to-carbon bond between adjacent polymer chains.  

 

Organic peroxides decompose when exposed to heat, and produce free radicals.

These radicals abstract hydrogen atoms from the polymer backbones. This is possible both in unsaturated and saturated polymers. Two macro radicals can then recombine to create a direct C-C bond between adjacent polymer chains.

Peroxide Cure offers Improvements in Mechanical Performance

Using bis-peroxide to cure rubber and elastomers will improve compression set, tensile strength, and modulus.  Figure 1 data shown is based on an Arkema internal study using Vul-Cup® peroxide in a nitrile rubber compound press-cured at 166°C for varying lengths of time.

 

ODR torque indicates the compound is 95% cured in just under 40 minutes at this temperature, and exhibits improved mechanical properties. In the chart this is shown by the (t95).

Luperox for Crosslinking

Browse products and solutions:

Peroxide Granules

Granules minimize dusting during handling and use

 

Peroxide Masterbatch

Masterbatch offers improved dispersion in many compounds

 

Peroxide Powder

Powders are standard grade peroxide and inert mineral mix

 

Technically Pure Peroxide

Semi-solid or crystalline peroxides without any inert filler

 

 

 

Pastes and Powders for Silicones

Formulated peroxides adapted to silicone rubbers

 

 

Scorch Protected

Reduce loss due to scorch in high temperature mixing

 

 

 

Find the right product for your application!

Contact the Luperox® salesperson in your region to learn more

North America

Mike SAUERWALD
Senior Marketing Specialist
900 First Avenue King of Prussia, PA

Central America

Monserrat ALVAREZ
Sales Manager
Arkema Mexico SA de CV
Gustavo Baz 2160 - 3, La Loma, Tlalnepantla, Mexico 54070

South America

Felipe MEDEIROS
Business Unit Manager
Arkema Quimica LTDA
Avenida Ibirapuera 2033 4° Andar - Bairro Moema CEP 04029-901 SÃO PAULO (SP) BRASIL

Europe and Africa

Vincent MENENTEAU
Business Manager
ARKEMA FRANCE
420 rue d'Estienne d'Orves 92705 Colombes Cedex FRANCE

India

Champak HAZARIKA
Sales Manager
Arkema Peroxides India Private Ltd
1st Floor, Balmer Lawrie House 628, Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai (Madras), India 600 018

Southeast Asia

Desmond FOONG KAR MUN
Regional Manager
ARKEMA PTE Ltd.
10 Science Park Rd #01-01A, The Alpha, Singapore Science Park II, Singapore 117684

Far East

Jonathan CHANG
Greater China Sales Director
Arkema Changshu Chemical Co Ltd
7F Block 1, Life Hub@Daning 1868 Gonghexin Rd. Shanghai 20072 CHINA

Middle East

Gabriele MALCANGIO
Sales Manager
ARKEMA FRANCE, Middle East Office
Unit 2801 Indigo Icon Tower, Dubai UAE