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Biobased PHA Enhances PVC Processing & Performance
Metabolix, Inc., Cambridge, Mass., has developed a series of biobased PHA copolymers that act as impact modifiers, flexibilizers, and processing aids for rigid and flexible PVC.
Article Published: 12/28/2012
Glass-Like Colored COC for Pharma Packaging, Medical Devices
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A collaboration between Clariant Masterbatches, Holden, Mass., and Topas Advanced Polymers, Florence, Ky., is bringing bright, clear colors to pharmaceutical packaging and medical devices made of TOPAS cyclic olefin copolymer (COC). C...
Article Published: 6/29/2012
Sub-Micron Additives Make Strides (Just Don’t Say ‘Nano’)
High-surface-area, sub-micron-size additives have been making significant commercial strides in thermoplastic applications, albeit generally later than had been expected just a decade ago.
Article Published: 6/25/2012
Additives at NPE: Many Routes To ‘Greener’ Plastics
Just as eco-friendliness was a major theme in materials news at the big show in April, so it was with additives.
Article Published: 5/30/2012
PE/PS Interpolymer Modifies Polyolefins To Process Faster, Thinner, Better
Novel hybrid of polyethylene and polystyrene acts as a processing aid for HDPE, LDPE, and PP.
Article Published: 5/29/2012
Conference Report: Bioplastics Are Breaking Out of Their 'Green' Niche
The excitement in the air of the recent Innovation Takes Root conference was a sense of arrival.
Article Published: 3/27/2012
Materials & Additives at NPE: Performance, Processability, And Sustainability
Bioplastics take center stage.
Article Published: 2/23/2012
Liquid Infusion of UV Stabilizer
Process involves dipping the parts in an aqueous bath for a short period
Article Published: 2/23/2012
New Partnership for EVOH/Nanoclay Barrier Compounds
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Nippon Gohsei of Japan, maker of SoaranoL EVOH resins, has obtained an exclusive global license for use of O2Block Barrier additive from NanoBioMatters Industries S.L. of Spain.
Article Published: 2/2/2012
PolyOne Acquires ColorMatrix
In late December, PolyOne Corp., Cleveland, completed the acquisition of ColorMatrix Group, Inc., Berea, Ohio, a maker of liquid colors and dosing equipment, colorants and additives for fluoropolymers, and specialty additives for PET and other resin...
Article Published: 1/27/2012

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