Chemical description: Alkyl(C12-C14)bis(2-hydroxyethyl) amine
Synonyms: Cocobis(2-hydroxyethyl) amine
Molecular weight : approx.288
CAS No. : 61791-31-9
Characteristics: Appearance, 25℃ : clear, almost colorless liquid
Flash point(Cleveland open cup,℃) : approx. 193
Solubility : Insoluble in water, soluble in ethanol, chloroform and other organic solvents.
Packaging: The standard packaging is 180kg net in a steel drum. A full pallet carries 720kg net. The packaging meets international regulations. Delivery in bulk is also possible.
Storage: It is recommended to stored the product in a dry place at 25℃ max, avoid direct
sunlight and rain, upending is forbidden. Prolonged storage over 60℃ can cause
some discoloration. Please avoid touching it directly,if it touch your skin, just wash it by water.
Shelf life: Should remain within the specification limits at least one year after production, provided it is properly stored.
Application: HBS-A400 is a vegetable based saturated-alkylbis(2-hydroxyethyl)amine of high prrity and low color. HBS-A400 is an internal antistatic additive that can be used in various polymers such as PE, LDPE, PP, SAN, ABS and HIPS. HBS-A400 gives sustained antistatic action and is especially effective in film applications due to its relative fast migration because of its relative short chain.
HBS-A400 is a liquid at ambient temperatures and can be dosed directly into the polymer by using a single or twin-screw extruder. Pigment or color concentrates should be mixed with the antistatic agent prior to extruding. Premixing ensures uniform distribution of HBS-A400 in the resin while HBS-A400 acts as dispersion aid to the pigment color concentrate.
After being mixed into the polymer HBS-A400 continuously migrates to the surface of the finished product where it provides excellent antistatic performance. Due to its relative low molecular weight, HBS-A400 is a relatively fast acting antistatic agent. The saturated alkyl chain gives HBS-A400 a good thermal stability, which makes it especially well suitable for application needing higher processing temperatures. The low color makes HBS-A400 specially suited for more demanding applications.
Some indication for the level applied in various polymers is given below:
Polymer Addition level (%)
Safety and health: HBS-A400 is non-toxic, approved for application in food indirect contact packaging materials.