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Improved UV Performance for Thermoplastics in Outdoor Applications

Tinuvin® 1600 is a novel UV absorber which provides extremely long-lasting UV protection to high-performance thermoplastics. It exhibits an outstanding UV absorption capacity resulting in minimal loss of optical properties for stringent weathering requirements. Very low volatility allows excellent processing characteristics.

Tinuvin® 1600 sets a new industry benchmark in ultra-high durability which cannot be achieved with current UV technologies.

Milestone in UV absorber technology

Tinuvin® 1600 joins the product line of BASF UV absorbers and represents a major milestone in UV absorber technology. It has been specifically developed for the long-lasting protection of thin layer applications for exterior uses, allowing plastic sheets, films and fibers to retain their mechanical properties, color and transparency for extended periods of time. Tinuvin® 1600 belongs to the class of triazines and exhibits very low volatility, excellent thermal stability and good substrate compatibility in a variety of polymeric resins, which allows very easy processing. It imparts far superior durability that traditional UV absorbers of other chromophore classes cannot achieve. Tinuvin® 1600 is the solution for the most demanding thin-section applications in terms of exposure to UV light and at the same time can improve productivity.

For outdoor applications with a life expectancy up to 20 years

Tinuvin® 1600 helps to extend the durability and life expectancy of products under intense exposure to UV light. Its extremely high-performance and light-stable UV-filter lends itself particularly well to long-term outdoor use for up to 20 years.

Tinuvin® 1600 is recommended for: monolithic and multi-wall PC sheets for ultra-high-durability architectural and automotive glazing applications; biaxially oriented PET films for photovoltaics, window films, displays, protective films and other long-term applications; PMMA laminations for very durable specialty applications like window profiles, photovoltaics and demanding construction applications; PET and PA fibers; SAN, ASA high-performance plastics applications, e.g. in building and construction and automotive applications; o ther extruded or blown thin-film applications requiring extended UV protection.

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