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Great Lakes Opens New Global Flame Retardant R&D Center
New center includes applications development area includes large-scale and molding equipment.
How This Processor Does Color Right
A film extruder shares some of its insights.
Avoid These Three Mistakes to Get the Most from Color
Here are the key misconceptions and common practices that keep processors from reaching the heights of coloring proficiency. Find out if you’re stumbling into these pitfalls, and learn how and why you should swerve around them
Understanding the ‘Science’ of Color
And as with all sciences, there are fundamentals that must be considered to do color right. Here’s a helpful start.
Five Effective Ways to Control Color
A 50-year veteran in color-concentrate production and use shares practices to help you make better color decisions and generate less scrap. To specify color correctly and communicate your specs to your color supplier requires understanding of the “F...
K 2016 Preview: Materials & Additives
Driving the wide range of new developments in engineered plastics and additives are higher performance, safety, and sustainability.
Thermoformer’s Hot-to-Go Containers Enabled by Advanced PP Clarifier
Tray-Pak’s new custom thermoformed containers combine super clarity with high-temperature performance.
DOTP/DEHT Plasticizer Conversion Up Nine-Fold
The move away from phthalates steadily gains speed.
Health, Environmental Concerns Give Non-Phthalate Plasticizers a Push
New and improved formulations are displacing leading plasticizer DEHP; DINP’s future is also now shakier.
"Green" Carbon Black Pigments from End-of-Life Tires
The Netherlands' Black Bear Carbon has plans to build production facilities in North America next year.