PT ZONE: Additives

PT Article K Reporter’s Notebook, Materials: New PPAs; Styrenic-Based Thermoplastic Composites; and Additive Introductions
BASF and DSM have introduced all new PPAs targeting automotive applications, while a modified SAN from INEOS is thought to be the first styrenic-based thermoplastic composite and Vertellus and Addivant introduce antioxidants and chain extenders, respectively. More (+)
PT Article K2016 Reporter’s Notebook: Materials News
Celanese to offer PEEK, TPE; SABIC eyes new Gulf Coast facility; Covestro displays automotive, electronics innovations; and Baerlocher launches heat stabilizer for recycled resins. More (+)


Techmer PM Expands Operations with Production Facility in Mexico

Company aims to start up operations in second half of 2017.

EXTRUSION: System Precisely Meters Blowing Agents

Blowing agents pumped in quantities proportional to extruder speed.

ADDITIVES: Vegetable-Based Functional Polymer Additives for Food Contact Applications

Einar product line is produced entirely from vegetable oils such as sustainably sourced palm oils.

ADDITIVES: Flame-Retardant Clay Synergists Reduce Smoke Production

Tolsa Group to present an extended and enhanced range of its clay-based FR synergists for a broad range of applications.

ADDITIVES: Light Blocker for Monolayer Dairy PET Packaging

Holland Colours to unveil third-generation Holcomer UV ligh stabilizer.

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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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