PT ZONE: Additives

Enhanced Resins & Additives At Biopolymers Conference
An industry gathering sponsored by NatureWorks is a forum for materials, additives, and processing advances. More (+)
Celanese Bolsters Thermoplastic Composite Development Efforts
Thermoplastic composites on the forefront for Celanese. More (+)

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MATERIALS: Celanese Offers Anti-Counterfeiting Technologies for Engineered Materials

Celanese material scientists have developed various traceability technologies to help customers avoid significant losses due to missed business opportunities, image-loss of brand, unwarranted claims for damages and patent infringement.

ADDITIVES: Propylene-Based Elastomer Plays Key Role in Novel CFA for Foamed PP

Polyfil's new CFA masterbatch used Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomer as a carrier which is said to deliver several processing and end-use advantages for foamed PP and thermoformed products.

ADDITIVES: Foaming Agents for ABS & PVC Pipe, Profiles

Processing and performance advantages are claimed for two new exothermic foaming agents for ABS and PVC.

ADDITIVES: Low-VOC 'Kickers' for PVC Foams

New generation mixed-metal activators for foamed PVC reduce organic emissions and fogging effects.

APPLICATION: Synthetic Reinforcement Used in PP Door Trim

Milliken's Hyperform HPR-803i magnesium-based reinforcing fibers adds exterior door trim to its cache of automotive applications.

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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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