Product Description Nucrel? 0910 is a copolymer of ethylene and methacrylic acid, made with nominally
9 wt% methacrylic acid. The resin is available for use in conventional extrusion and coextrusion equipment
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8.7 % By Weight Methacrylic Acid comonomer content
* Density ()
* Melt Flow Rate (190°C/2.16kg)
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Nominal Values Test Method(s)
0.93 g/cm3 ASTM D792 ISO 1183
10 g/10 min ASTM D1238 IS0 1133
Thermal Nominal Values Test Method(s)
* Melting Point (DSC) 100°C (212°F) ASTM D3418 ISO 3146
Freezing Point (DSC) 82°C (180°F) ASTM D3418 ISO 3146
Vicat Softening Point 8 1 ° C (178°F) ASTM D1525 ISO 306 ()
* Maximum Processing Temperature 310°C (590°F)
General Processing Information Nucrel? 0910 is normally processed at melt temperatures ranging from 260°-305°C
(500°-581°F) in flat die equipment. For extrusion coating and laminating, a typical extruder profile is below. Actual processing temperatures will usually be determined by either the specific equipment or substrate or one of the other polymers in a coextrusion.
Materials of construction used in the processing of this resin should be corrosion resistant. Stainless steels of the types 316, 15-5PH, and 17-4PH are excellent, as is quality chrome or nickel plating, and in particular duplex chrome plating. Type 410 stainless steel is satisfactory, but needs to be tempered at a minimum temperature of 600°C (1112°F) to avoid hydrogen-assisted stress corrosion cracking. Alloy steels such as 4140 are borderline in performance. Carbon steels are not satisfactory. While stainless steels can provide adequate corrosion protection, in some cases severe purging difficulties have been encountered. Nickel plating has been satisfactory, but experiments have shown that chrome surfaces
have the least adhesion to acid based polymers. In recent years, the quality of chrome plating has been deteriorating due to environmental pressures, and the corrosion protection has not always been adequate. Chrome over top of stainless steel seems to provide the best combination for corrosion protection and ease of purging.
If surface properties of the extruded resin require modification (such as, lower C.o.F. for packaging machine processing), refer to the Conpol? Processing Additive Resins product information guide.
After processing Nucrel, purge the material out using a polyethylene resin, preferably with a lower melt flow rate than the Nucrel resin in use.
The "Disco Purge Method" is suggested as the preferred purging method, as this method usually results in a more effective purging process. Information on the Disco Purge Method can be obtained via your DuPont Sales Representative.
Never shut down the extrusion system with Nucrel in the extruder and die. Properly purge out the Nucrel with a polyethylene, and shut down the line with polyethylene or polypropylene in the system.
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Extrusion Coating /Lamination Processing
Extrusion Coating / Lamination Processing
A suggested extruder set temperature profile.
Feed Zone 185°C (365°F)
Second Zone 235°C (455°F)
Third Zone 260°C (500°F)
Fourth Zone 285°C (545°F)
Fifth Zone 285°C (545°F)
Adapter Zone 285°C (545°F)
Die Zone 285°C (545°F)
FDA Status Information Nucrel? 0910 conforms to the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Paragraph
177.1330 covering its use as a food contact surface subject to the extractives limitations on the finished food contact article as described in the regulation
NUCREL? 0910 complies with Food and Drug Administration Regulation 21 CFR 177.1330(a) Ionomeric resins, subject to the limitations and requirements therein.
This Regulation describes polymers that may be used in contact with food, subject to the finished food-contact article meeting the extractive limitations under the intended conditions of use, as shown in paragraph (c) of the Regulation.
The information and certifications provided herein are based on data we believe to be reliable, to the best of our knowledge. The information and certifications apply only to the specific material designated herein as sold by DuPont and do not apply to use in any process or in combination with any other material. They are provided at the request of and without charge to our customers. Accordingly, DuPont cannot guarantee or warrant such certifications or information and assumes no liability for their use.
Regulatory Information For information on regulatory compliance outside of the U.S., consult your local
Safety & Handling For information on appropriate Handling & Storage of this polymeric resin, please refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet..
A Product Safety Bulletin, Material Safety Data Sheet, and/or more detailed information on extrusion processing and/or compounding of this polymeric resin for specific applications are available from your DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers representative.
Read and Understand the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) before using this product
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