PT ZONE: Additives

ADDITIVES: Catalyst Acts As Compatibilizer For Dissimilar Polymers
Kenrich Petrochemical's titanium/mixed-metal catalyst masterbatch regenerates PCR to virgin-like properties and more. More (+)
PT Article MATERIALS: Flexible PVC with Biobased Plasticizer
Compounds are said to have the same feel, flexibility, and ease of processing as conventional vinyls. More (+)


Nanodiamonds Shine as Heat-Conductive Fillers

Finland’s Carbodeon has refined its functionalized nanodiamonds for a performance increase of 20% to 100%

Bayer To Quit Plastics

MaterialScience business will be floated on the stock market by 2016 at the latest.

Thermoplastic Composites Prominent At SPE's ACCE

Advances in long fiber thermoplastics (LFT) starred in several presentations and exhibits.

Emerald Performance Now Part Of American Securities

Leading specialty chemicals producer poised to continue growth trajectory under new ownership.

Plastic Pallets Manufacturer Gets Grant To Further Expansion Into Thermoplastic Composites

Indiana-based Jeco Plastics Products recently received a research grant from Purdue University under the IN-Mac program to study how thermoplastic composites with continuous internal fibers in either single or multiple directions develop wrinkles when being molded with multiple cavity thermoforming tools.

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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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