PT ZONE: Additives

ADDITIVES: Highly-Loaded Color Concentrates
Plastics Color's UltraBatch colorants positioned to compete with liquid color. More (+)
Valtris Specialty Chemicals Acquires Akcros
Acquisition of Akcros broadens Valtris' plastic additives offerings and expands its global footprint. More (+)


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Techmer PM Consolidates and Expands in Midwest

Batavia, Ill. operations to become Techmer PM's "Midwest Center of Excellence".

Color Done Right

Look for a supplement to the September Issue of Plastics Technology with tips and techniques that will help you make your coloring operations as efficient as possible

ADDITIVES: Liquid Nucleating and Clarifying Agents for Polyolefins

Riverdale Global's new family of liquid additives for PP and HDPE help reduce molding costs.

Metabolix and CJ Agreement Paves Road for Commercial-Scale Production of Specialty PHA

Teaming up with a leader in microbial fermentation will hasten Metabolix's vision for large-scale availability of its specialty PHA products.

Study Analyzes Full Spectrum of Plastics Additives

Comprehensive report looks at factors ranging from demand to supply and pricing of raw materials, as well as environmental and regulatory issues.

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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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