WEB EXCLUSIVE: Metabolix, Inc., Cambridge, Mass., has developed a series of biobased PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate) copolymers that act as plasticizers, impact modifiers, and processing aids for rigid and flexible PVC.
Struktol Company of America, Stow, Ohio, has expanded its V-Series line of lubricant additives for rigid PVC calendering and sheet or profile extrusion.
Aimed primarily at calendered PVC sheet for blister packaging.
A new lubricant from Struktol Co. of America, Stow, Ohio, is designed to reduce compound viscosity, significantly improve metal release, and enhance dispersion of fillers and reinforcements in nylon 6 and 66.
Cable Components Group, Pawcatuck, Conn., has launched an economical FEP-based pellet masterbatch to chemically foam insulation for plenum cable.
A new melt-strength enhancer in masterbatch form increases the pull force that can be applied to molten polylactic acid (PLA) by 300% to 500%. This makes possible higher throughputs in PLA extrusion and thermoforming while reducing scrap rates, says...
Processors can now establish their own in-house liquid-coloring program with new offering from Riverdale Color, Perth Amboy, N.J.
New VF-P05 antifog masterbatch from Polyvel, Inc., Hammonton, N.J., is said to be highly effective in refrigerated conditions, as well as in hot environments.
Ecocell GT from Polyfil Corp., Rockaway, N.J., is a new grade of the supplier’s Ecocell endothermic chemical foaming agent, in this case tailored for bioresin extrusion applications.
S&E Specialty Polymers LLC, Lunenberg, Mass., has recently expanded its family of concentrates.