UV Absorbers

Description of the UV Absorbers

UV absorbers preferentially absorb the incident UV radiation and protect the polymer from the radiation. They absorb UV light and convert it into heat. Exposure to sunlight and some artificial lights can adversely affect the useful life of polymers. A process called photodegradation occurs when UV radiation breaks down the chemical bonds in a polymer, ultimately causing cracking, chalking, colour changes and the loss of physical properties. The role of the UV absorbers is to interrupt the photo-oxidation process. The term UV absorber is usually used to describe compounds that do not affect visible light transparency. Such UV absorbers are a class of stabilizers with intense absorption up to 350 to 370 nm but are transparent in the visual—also known as UV screening agents and ultraviolet stabilizers. UV light consists of three different kinds, including different wavelengths; UV A, UV B & UV C. UV A is strong and most dangerous for polymers. This ranges from 315nm to 400nm, which needs to be absorbed to protect the polymers. We can divide the UV absorbers into groups with different chemicals structure.

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Near Infrared Absorber

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Benzoate is a free radical scavenger that, in some cases, also acts as a UV absorber. Hydroxybenzoates can perform synergistically with HALS to provide superior performance. For example is the  Omnistab UV 1 , a liquid formamidine-type ultraviolet absorber. Used for a wide range of polymers and applications, including polyurethane, polyvinylchloride(PVC), acryl resin and polyester etc. Imparts very good light stability. Or  Omnsitab UV 3638  offers very strong and broad UV absorption with no colour contribution. Possesses very good stabilization for polyesters and polycarbonates. Provides low volatility. Imparts high UV screening efficiency.


Cyanoacrylate UV absorbers offer outstanding light stability to a range of polymers. We offer three distinct Cyanocrylate UV absorbers within our range of products:  Omnistab UV 3030  which is a low-volatility grade. Offering excellent light stability engineering polymers. With the greatest thermal stability with no inherent color. It is able to stabilize extremely transparent polymers at high temperatures for extrusion. Particularly, it is specifically ideal to be used in PET and PC co-extrusions due to its integration with the process of production and the excellent stabilizing effect.  Omnistab UV3035  is a great stability in light to a range of polymers. It is for instance, it has outstanding light absorption properties and excellent compatibility with a variety of substrates.  Omnistab UV3039  provides excellent light stability to various kinds of polymers. It is, for instance, ideal for stabilizing PVC and PVC plastisols. It is also used in PUR and polyesters, as well as PMMA. The usage amounts for Omnistab UV 3039 are between 0.1 to 1.0 percent, based on the substrate and the performance requirements in the end-user.

Nickel Quencher

A type of UV-absorber that is a nickel quencher for polyolefins can be found in our  Omnistab UV 1084NQ . It is a high-quality pesticide-resistant system. It can create a synergistic effect when combined with a Benzophenone UV absorber. It is utilized in polyethylene greenhouse films.


Triazine UV absorbers enable polyesters and polycarbonates to have more resist to weathering than traditional benzotriazole UV absorbers. They are suitable for polyalkene terephthalates and Naphthalates,  linear and branched polycarbonates, modified polyphenylene compounds, as well as a variety of high-performance plastics. For instance,  Omnistab UV 1577 TF  is a Toluene Free triazine grade made of hydroxyphenyl. The UV absorber acts as. Has very low volatility and great compatibility with many co-additives, polymers and resin compositions. Second,  Omnistab UV 1164  is an effective light stabilizer. It has high intrinsic UV stability with minimal color change. Has a low interplay with metals. It has a long-lasting, durable properties. It is very compatible with other stabilizers.


Benzophenone UV absorbers enable the polymer to retain colour, gloss, and physical properties under long-term UV light exposure, regarded as an effective solution for polymer degradation caused by high-energy light. As a result, they have excellent performance in the spectrum of 275nm and 350nm.


Benzotriazole UV absorbers are extremely robust and broad-range UV absorption characteristics across the entire spectrum of UV. Specially designed for polymers as well as coatings. Because of its extensive UV absorption capabilities it provides superior security for polymers. It is also suitable for top coats and other different substrates that are sensitive to light. It is advised for thermoset plastics, organic substrates, and coatings that serve as weathering. It could be used in conjunction with the other stabilizers for light in the HALS class. It is for instance, to provide coatings, plastics and paints the best protection against cracking, gloss reduction colour change, blistering chalking , and delamination. To summarize they are extremely effective across the spectrum between 350nm and 400nm.


Omnistab UV blends are able to absorb UV radiation, and thus shield the polymer from radiation. They absorb light from UV and convert it to heat. Exposed to sunlight or artificial light sources can have adverse effect on the longevity of polymers. Our blends consist with two, or even more distinct ultraviolet absorbers, also known as Light stabilizers.


High molecular weight formamidine type ultraviolet light absorber is our  Omnistab UV 3 . For example, used for a wide range of polymers and applications including polyurethanes (Spandex, TPU, RIM), engineering plastics (PET, PC, PC/ABS, PA, PBT). Offers high thermal stability. Provides very good light absorbing characteristics and good compatibility and solubility with various polymers and solvents.


UV absorbers preferentially absorb incident UV radiation, and thus shield the polymer from radiation. They absorb light from UV and convert it to heat. They are usually divided into two groups, however there are some distinct features in our product line as well as and others.

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