PT ZONE: Additives

Additives: Multi-Purpose Modifiers Pump Up Properties of Virgin & Recycled Plastics
A new slate of compatibilizers, chain extenders, and process aids improve properties and processability of resin alloys and mixed post-consumer recycle. More (+)
PT Article Aussie Additives Newcomer has Alternative to Hardcoating for Mar/Scruff Resistance of Polar Plastics
Starting with acrylic automotive parts, TenasiTech is focussing its novel plastic additives activity to North America, Europe, Asia. More (+)


PHA Plays Role as Multifunctional Additive in PVC

At Vinyltec 2015, Metabolix presented the latest data on its biobased PHA copolymer in a range of PVC applications.

Techmer PM Partners to Apply DNA Tagging to Fibers, Plastics

Techmer PM sees potential for application of DNA tagging in film and injection-molded products.

Global Fiberglass Market Study Projects Continued Growth

M&M's research report takes a look at the fiberglass market by application, type, and geography.

iD Additives Enters Liquid Color & Additives Business

As a testament to "liquid color is alive and thriving", yet another new player enters the business.

ADDITIVES: Masterbatch Color Palettes Offer Random Color Effects

Ampacet's four new masterbatch color palettes offer nice opportunities for creativity for a wide range of PP consumer products.

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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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