PT ZONE: Additives

ADDITIVES: Process Additives With High Mineral, FR Levels
Struktol will feature newly developed processing aid masterbatches with high levels of minerals and FR packages. More (+)
PT Article Clariant Opens Rotomolding Lab
A full-scale rotomolding machine will help with application-specific color matching. More (+)


MATERIALS AND ADDITIVES AT NPE: Spotlight on Performance, Economy, and Sustainability

Lots of news in engineering thermoplastic compounds, TPEs, and purging agents, plus a wide range of colorants and additives.

Orlando Startup To Showcase 'Green', Affordable Graphene Additive

Garmor plans to display samples of plastic composites using its low-cost graphene oxide at NPE2015 Startup Garage.

ADDITIVES: HBCD-Free Flame Retardant for FR-XPS Panels

Lehvoss has developed a polymer-based flame retardant that is well suited for XPS panels.

ADDITIVES: Novel Ionomeric Additives Boost Polyolefin Properties

Total Cray Valley has come up with a totally new class of additives for improving properties of polyolefins.

Clariant's New Rotational Molding Lab Aims For Fast Color Matching

New rotational molding lab at Clariant's Toronto facility caters to North American rotational molding.

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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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