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Chemical Additive Protects Plastics From Rats

25 July 2011

o you need to protect products from rats? If so, there is an important new tool to add to your specifications arsenal.

PolyOne, a plastics compounder based in Avon Lake, Ohio, is offering a product called OnCap, an anti-termite/anti-rodent additive concentrate. It provides an alternative to metallic armor, glass roving, or special engineering polymers such as polyamide 12, which are often adopted to protect cables from hostile animal or insect environments.

C-Tech, an Indian company that developed the additive technology, says its material is non-toxic. C-Tech will not disclose the active ingredients, however. The most officials will say is that they are based on essential oils.

…..Field testing to determine the effectiveness of the chemicals was conducted at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India. Scientists there set up a large enclosure with at least five rodents for 30 days. Cables with and without the additive were buried in the enclosure. The average weight loss for the sample without the additive was extremely high compared to the average weight loss for the samples containing the additive…..

Read more: http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=231442&f_src=designnews_gnews

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Written by csirindia

July 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Posted in IICT

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