PT ZONE: Additives

ADDITIVES: Color Concentrates for Development of Medical Devices
Foster's new line of color concentrates aimed at early development of medical devices. More (+)
Random Color-Infused Masterbatch Boosts Demand For Molded Mini Discs
Zing Mini’s colorful new lineup allows mini-disc golfers to have unique discs. More (+)


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A Pre-K2016 Experience in Belgium

EMG did a terrific job in bringing together some 25 trade press members to hear preliminary news from some key players in plastic materials and additives.

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Market forces and self-policing are pushing the market for flame-retardant (FR) additives in a different direction.

Chase Expands Space and Capacity of its Administrative and Warehouse Sites

Plastics distributor Chase Plastic Services Inc. has completed a $7.3 investment its Michigan headquarters and Indiana distribution warehouse.

ADDITIVES: Snakelike Effects Masterbatch for Flexible Film

Ampacet's latest special effect additives technology creates multidimensional color and texture.

ADDITIVES: Liquid Antimicrobials for Polyolefins & Engineering Thermoplastics

Riverdale Color's new +Clean liquid additives are said to surpass efficiency of antimocrobial pellets.

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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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