Fusabond® Functional Polymer

Using Functional Polymers to Bond Dissimilar Resins

DuPont™ Fusabond® is a family of functional polymers that have been modified (typically by maleic anhydride grafting) to help bond together dissimilar polymers used in toughened, filled and blended compounds.

The functional polymers product line includes modified ethylene acrylate carbon monoxide terpolymers, ethylene vinyl acetates (EVAs), polyethylenes, metallocenepolyethylenes, ethylene propylene rubbers and polypropylenes.

The functional polymers are broken down into the following series:

  • Fusabond® P Series functionalized polypropylenes for coupling and adhesion
  • Fusabond® N Series nylon modifiers (See also A Series)
  • Fusabond® M Series random ethylene copolymers for adhesion
  • Fusabond® E Series functionalized ethylene-based modifiers for adhesion
  • Fusabond® C Series functionalized ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) based modifiers for coupling and adhesion
  • Fusabond® A Series functionalized ethylene terpolymers for adhesion
Fusabond® Grades by Series
Series Grade

MFR

(g/10 min)

mah graft level fda compliance typical use
P Fusabond® P613 120 Medium 21CFR 175.105 Short glass fiber filled PP and PP-WPC compounds.
P Fusabond® P353

23 (a)

(450)

 

Very High   Long glass fiber filled PP compounds, and in PP pultrusion and glass mat processes; adhesion promoter.
N Fusabond® N416 23(b) High 21CFR 175.105 Premium PA 6,6 toughener.
N Fusabond® N493 1.6 Medium 21CFR 175.105 Premium PA 6 toughener and general, all-purpose PA modifier.
M
Fusabond® M603 25 Very High   Compatibilizer for polyethylene-based recycle streams and for cellulosic polymer composites.
E Fusabond® E100 2 High 21CFR 175.105 E100 is HDPE based.  Primary use is for compounding (for example in Wire & Cable), and as an adhesion promoter in a variety of other applications.
E Fusabond® E158       Adhesives, pipe coating, tie-layer.
E Fusabond® E158H       Adhesives, coating applications, pipe coating, tie-layer.
E Fusabond® E226 1.5 High 21CFR 175.105 Compatibilizer; polymer modifier for nonhalogen, flame-retarded Wire & Cable compounds containing fillers such as aluminum trihydrate (ATH) or magnesium hydroxide (Mg(OH)2) or for natural fiber (wood) plastic compounds.
E
Fusabond® E265 12.3 High   Compatibilizer; for nonhalogen, flame-retarded Wire & Cable compounds containing fillers such as aluminum trihydrate (ATH) or magnesium hydroxide (Mg(OH)2) or for natural fiber (wood) plastic compounds.
E Fusabond® E528 6.8 Very High   For filled PE systems such as nonhalogen flame retardant filled Wire & Cable compounds; Adhesion promoter.
E Fusabond® E589       Adhesives, pipe coating, tie-layer.
C Fusabond® C190 16 High 21CFR 175.105 Adhesion promoter; coupling agent for nonhalogen, flame-retarded Wire & Cable compounds containing fillers such as aluminum trihydrate (ATH) or magnesium hydroxide (Mg(OH)2).
C Fusabond® C250 1.5 Very High   Adhesion promoter; coupling agent for nonhalogen, flame-retarded Wire & Cable compounds containing fillers such as aluminum trihydrate (ATH) or magnesium hydroxide (Mg(OH)2).
A Fusabond® A560 5.6 High 21CFR 175.105 Intermediate performance, all-purpose PA modifier; adhesion promoter, filled PA compounds.
             

Test Methods

MFR, ASTM D1238 (190°C, 2.16 kg) except as noted; melting point, ASTM D3418; density, ASTM D792

Note (a): MFR is measured at 160°C, 0.325 kg; value shown in (bracket) is calculated for 190°C, 2.16 kg

Note (b): MFR is measured at 280°C, 2.16 kg

Note (c): Liquid Displacement Method (DuPont)

CASE STUDIES

  • Recycling Chemical Containers

    Brazil’s Cimplast Embalagens uses DuPont™ Fusabond® resin to recycle agricultural chemical containers, turning the used containers into construction pipes.

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