Tinuvin® 880: No compromises on light protection for plastics

Plastics often have to withstand quite a bit, for example when used in cars. Whether in the interior or as a decorative trim on the chassis, plastics are subjected to ultraviolet rays, high temperatures and, of course, all types of weather. Light protection additives make it possible for parts to have that high-quality look even after many years. Tinuvin® 880 from the BASF portfolio satisfies very high demands thanks to its formulation based on HALS (Hindered-Amine Light Stabilizers). However, today’s state-of-the-art light protection additives for high-end products, such as those in the automobile industry, should stand out for more reasons than just their primary function. “Manufacturers pay particular attention to preventing that the refinement of plastics does not result in any evaporation or odour development in the vehicle, or even make the fabrication of components more difficult,” says Dr. Alfred G. Oertli, Business Manager Plastics Industry at BTC Europe.

No migration or surface defects

Even low dosages of Tinuvin® 880 offer such secondary product advantages. Plastics optimised in this manner do not emit any substances, can be easily painted and in the long run do not result in surface defects, such as a sticky or white film. “These characteristics make the newest innovation in the Tinuvin® product range an ideal choice for meeting the highest quality demands,” says Oertli. 

Robust in production 

This applies all the more because the additive harmonises so well with industrial processes. The product can be easily combined with other additives. Even the product offering in the form of small pellets supports the efficient processing during production. The pellets are especially abrasion-resistant, meaning they do not rub to a powder during transport or dosing; this all makes low-dust processes possible.

Our Expert

Dr. Alfred G. Oertli has worked for Ciba, then BASF and BTC for 22 years. His career includes working in a wide variety of areas such as technology, business development, marketing or in sales. But the work by Dr. Oertli, who has a doctorate in plastics chemistry, always focusses on one thing: the world of polymers. “I am still thrilled by this industrial sector and its very diverse applications. This allows us to shape the future, whether in the automobile industry or construction sector,” says the Business Manager Plastics Industry at BTC. “And I am able to contribute to this future thanks to the solutions developed by BASF and my team. And I would be most pleased if they contribute to a more sustainable future.”

You’ll find additional information on Tinuvin® 880 in the promotion flyer. You can also use the Solution Finder for research and for contacting your local BTC partner directly.

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