PT ZONE: Additives

Novel Tooling, New Materials Highlight Thermoplastic Composite Advances
Conference showcases new developments in equipment and materials for more efficient production of automotive thermoplastic composites parts. More (+)
ADDITIVES: Antiblock For Films Combines Attributes Of Traditional Additives
New antiblock additive for polyolefin films delivers best attributes of talc, nepheline syenite and diotomaceous earth. More (+)

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ADDITIVES: Liquid Colors With Shimmer/Frost Effects For PET

PolyOne's new special effects liquid colors are targeted to styling of PET bottles that maximize shelf appeal.

Nanodiamonds 'Shine' As Thermal Fillers For Plastics

Advances in nanodiamond fillers present new alternatives for boosting thermal conductivity of plastics for electronic and LED applications.

ADDITIVES: BASF Sells PolyAd Service Bureau

Moving forward, BASF will increase focus on its core plastic additive business areas.

ADDITIVES: SBC Modifier For Rigid PP Goods, Polyolefin Fibers

New styrenic block copolymer serves as modifier for injection-molded PP parts, and more.

ADDITIVES: Liquid Phosphite Antioxidant Gets FDA's Green Light For Food Packaging

Addivant's next-generation liquid phosphite now approved for food-contact applications boasts better properties and processing than its solid counterparts.

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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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