PT ZONE: Additives

Materials at NPE: New Solutions to Enhance Processing, Performance, Sustainability & Cost
There was no shortage of new thermoplastics and additives covering the full range of end-use applications. More (+)
Sandretto’s 3D Printer Highlights MilanPlast Show
A second injection press supplier throws its hat into the 3D ring. Meantime, several Italian suppliers’ growth plans target North America. More (+)

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King Plastic Gets Exclusive License for Gelest's Antimicrobials

King Microshield is the upgraded polyolefin sheet stock to be offered by King Plastic, featuring Biosafe antimicrobial from Gelest.

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The new paper on compatibilizers from SPI's Recycling Committee is a tool for increasing profitability of plastics recycling.

Huber Broadens Halogen-Free FR Portfolio

Through its new acquisition of the Safire phosphorus and nitrogen flame-retardant technology, Huber further diversifies its already broad portfolio of halogen-free flame retardants.

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Rotomolded products can now be made to have an attractive pearl luster effect.

MATERIALS: Cost-Effective Transparent Nylons Usable as Blend Additives

They give a boost to standard nylons.

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OVERVIEW:
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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