PT ZONE: Additives

ADDITIVES: Color Concentrates Add Toughness, Too
Impact-modified colorants for pails, trash cans, and chairs. More (+)
ADDITIVES: 'Game-Changing' Nucleator For HDPE
Milliken's novel nucleator for injection molding HDPE promises reduced part warpage and much more. More (+)


Plastics Pioneers Association Adds Four Members

Founded in 1944, PPA is a non-profit organization with a roster about 200 members, all of whom have at least 25 years of experience in plastics.

Bergen International Opens New Plant

New facility houses new extrusion line and lab to support company's line of chemical foaming agents.

ADDITIVES: Catalyst Acts As Compatibilizer For Dissimilar Polymers

Kenrich Petrochemical's titanium/mixed-metal catalyst masterbatch regenerates PCR to virgin-like properties and more.

MATERIALS: Flexible PVC with Biobased Plasticizer

Compounds are said to have the same feel, flexibility, and ease of processing as conventional vinyls.

Nanodiamonds Shine as Heat-Conductive Fillers

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

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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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