PT ZONE: Additives

PT Article BPA Gets European Authority's 'Green Light' Following FDA Ruling
Last December, FDA confirmed that BPA is safe as currently used and the EFSA has now ruled similarly. More (+)
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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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