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RepelShell®

RepelShell® is a unique additive that modifys the surface properties of resins and polymers to become highly hydrophobic and oleophobic

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RepelShell®

RepelShell® is a unique additive that modifys the surface properties of resins and polymers to become highly hydrophobic and oleophobic

how RepelShell® works

  • A thermally-stable plastic additive that is compatible with most polymers and resins and can be used in injection molding or extrusion processes
  • When blended into a polymer or resin, the additive migrates to the surface, creating a surface that is highly resistant to water, oil, dirt, and stains
  • A low weight loading (less than 5%) is alll that is required to achieve the desired properties, thus minimizing any potential impact on mechanical properties

RepelShell® Plastic Additive Technology Explained and Demonstration

enabling surfaces to repel water, oil, dirt and stains

This additive works in most polymers and resins without impacting the mechanical properties of the host material.

RepelShell® is a powdered additive that, when compounded or blended into polymers or resins, dramatically increases the  hydrophobicity and oleophobicity of the surface.  After mixing, RepelShell migrates to the surface and then self-assembles into a uniform exterior layer.  As the additive is specifically functionalized to be compatible with the polymer or resin chemistry, the repellent properties of resins or polymers containing RepelShell  are extremely durable and will last the lifetime of the coating or finished part.

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application methodology

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Less than 5% of solid additive is blended or compounded into a host polymer or resin

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When the compounded additive is injection molded or extruded or the coating is appplied, the additive migrates to the surface of the part, creating a highly hydrophobid and oleophobic outer surface

applicable for polymer or coated surfaces that require water, oil, dirt and stain repelency

RepelShell® is designed for any coating or polymer product surface that needs to repel water, oil, dirt, and stains. RepelShell lowers the surface energy of the outer layer and, thus, keeps coatings and plastic products looking like new, longer.