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Metal Deactivator Masterbatch
A “Metal Deactivator” is an additive which deactivates metal atoms so that the metal does not react with or degrade a plastic and its additives, when in contact. “Metal Deactivator” prevents polymer degradation through oxidation by deactivating metal atoms. Degradation can lead to loss of physical, mechanical and optical properties. Metals like, Copper, Iron, Cobalt, are very active catalysts for hydroperoxide decomposition. Therefore, stabilization of polymers that are used as insulation materials for telecommunication and power cables, containing copper conductors requires specific stabilizers, such as “Metal Deactivators”. These special stabilizers form stable complexes with metal ions and deactivate them.