WEB EXCLUSIVE: A new chocolate brown mineral pigment from Shepherd Color Co., Cincinnati, reflects infrared and thereby allows dark-colored plastics to minimize heat buildup when exposed to sunlight.
Liquid colorants now can be used in HDPE blow molding without the usual problems of screw slippage.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Brushed Brilliance is a new series of color masterbatches for PET from Ampacet Corp., Tarrytown, N.Y., that offers the look of brushed aluminum.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Two new masterbatches from Clariant Additive Masterbatches, Winchester, Va., offer long-lasting barrier to oxygen and carbon dioxide in PET bottles.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Lucite L clear cast acrylic sheet from Lucite International, Memphis, Tenn., is now available with built-in antimicrobial protection for medical applications such as dispensers for facial tissue, gloves, and paper towels.
Teijin Ltd. of Japan is developing a new carbon-fiber filler that conducts heat better than silver or copper.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: “A profound step change in providing higher impact resistance in combination with high gloss” is how Dow Chemical Co. describes its new Paraloid KM-X100 impact modifier for PVC window profiles.
Honeywell Specialty Materials, Morristown, N.J., reports that its Rheochem line of high-performance lubricants (HPLs) have been certified by NSF International and the Plastics Pipe Institute for use in PVC water pipe.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Durr Marketing Associates, Inc. and its affiliate Azalea Color Co., both of Pittsburgh, are the new exclusive North American distributor for additives from SABO SRL of Levate, Italy.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: CNano Technology Ltd., Santa Clara, Calif., says it has scaled up its manufacturing in China to reach the world’s largest production capacity for multi-wall carbon nanotubes--500 tons (1 million lb)/yr.