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33587 Walker Rd.
Avon Lake, OH 44012 US
WEB EXCLUSIVE: PolyOne Corp., Cleveland, has agreed to sell its vinyl dispersion, blending, and suspension resin assets to Mexichem, S.A.B., de C.V. of Mexico.
In late December, PolyOne Corp., Cleveland, completed the acquisition of ColorMatrix Group, Inc., Berea, Ohio, a maker of liquid colors and dosing equipment, colorants and additives for fluoropolymers, and specialty additives for PET and other resins.
Denesting aid for thermoformed and injection molded packaging also helps with mold release and scratch reduction.
Liquid colorants are growing more popular with processors looking for a competitive advantage. Though perhaps not for everyone, they can offer more economical letdown ratios and work especially well with heat-sensitive materials.
Compounders, molders, and extruders will find new answers to virtually all their additive needs at NPE 2003.
A new line of liquid colorants is aimed at extrusion, injection, and blow molding of clear thermoplastics like PC, PMMA, SAN, ABS, and PETG at low letdown ratios of 0.25% or less.
A newly launched line of colorants and additives was developed specifi cally for use in biodegradable polymers such as polylactide (PLA), polyhydroxybutyratevalerate copolymer (PHBV), polybutene succinate (PBS), polybutylene adipate co-terephthalate (PBAT), and starch blends.
A new line of color and additive concentrates for wood-plastic composites (WPCs) boasts excellent color distribution, improved feeding accuracy, and lower coloring cost.
PolyOne Corp. has opened its newest color matching and R&D lab at its Avon Lake, Ohio, headquarters.
New liquid colorant technology for clear plastics such as ABS, PC, PS, and acrylic is said to allow for much lower use levels than traditional colorants.
There were new additives for every need at NPE 2006: Make your plastics prettier with new colorants. Make them stronger with new fillers and reinforcements. Make them lighter with foaming agents. Or just make them go away with improved purging agents and biodegradable masterbatches.
Compounders, molders, and extruders will be treated to a wide range of new additives at NPE 2006.
PolyOne Corp., Avon Lake, Ohio, has added two new color-matching labs at Vonore, Tenn., and St.
For skeptics who may doubt that nanocomposites have yet proven themselves commercially viable materials, last year’s Nanocomposites 2005 Conference in San Francisco presented plenty of evidence that “nanos” are beginning to live up to their promise.
Ever wonder what it would be like to get tomorrow’s newspaper today? After reviewing the most important technical developments of the past 50 years in our October issue, we asked industry experts to help us imagine the biggest headlines in plastics from now to 2055. What we got was a mixture of predictions of what will happen and a wish list of what should happen.
Independent color-concentrate producers have been expanding the range of services they offer beyond simple color matching.
Molders, extruders, and compounders found a host of new additives, including colorants, compatibilizers, impact modifiers, foaming agents, and processing aids.