PT ZONE: Additives

PT Article Stabilized HDPE 'Shade Balls' Help Reduce Water Evaporation from L.A. Reservoir
Techmer PM partnered with blow molder Artisan Screen Printing to create improved 'shade balls'. More (+)
Custom Packaging Company Launches Alternative to Foam Clamshell
Anchor Packaging has introduced its "ultimate replacement" for foam clamshells. More (+)


RTP Bolsters Compounding Capabilities Through Acquisition

RTP's newly integrated acquisition will especially focus on black masterbatches and carbon black thermoplastic compounds for a several industries.

Rhein Chemie Now Merged Into Lanxess

Rhein Chemie Additives now a business unit of Lanxess.

BASF to Spin Off Pigments Business

By the second half of 2016, BASF plans to have spun off its pigments business into a new entity.

Frost Effect Applied to First Plastic Water Bottle

Ampacet "frosted-look" special effects additive 'lands' on first-ever frosted water bottle.

ADDITIVES: New Food-Contact & Environmental Certification for Plastic Additives

Four additives suppliers have recently received food-contact and environmental certifications for industry workhorse additives.

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Additives are materials that are added to the primary resin to improve the polymer’s processability or its performance or appearance in some way. They are used with virtually all polymers either at the compounding stage or during processing, when they may be dosed in via a blender. Some categories of additives include flame/smoke retardants, impact modifiers, process aids, colorants and clarifiers.

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