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Addivant: New Identity for Leader in Additives
A new corporate identity with a focus on polymer additives emerged last month when the antioxidant and UV stabilizer business of Chemtura Corp., Middlebury, Conn., was acquired by SK Capital, a New York-based private equity firm focusing on specialt...
Article Published: 5/28/2013
Novel Permanent UV Absorber for Plastics
What appears to be a breakthrough in UV stabilization technology for thin films and clear molded parts has been developed jointly by Joe Webster, a well-known expert in plastics additives and president of consulting firm Stabilization Technologies L...
Article Published: 5/28/2013
Polyone Sells PVC Resin Business, Forms New Sheet Division
WEB EXCLUSIVE: PolyOne Corp., Cleveland, has agreed to sell its vinyl dispersion, blending, and suspension resin assets to Mexichem, S.A.B., de C.V. of Mexico.
Article Published: 4/11/2013
Improving Twin-Screw Compounding Of Reinforced Polyolefins
Compounders face a number of processing challenges when incorporating a high loading of low-bulk-density mineral filler into polyolefins. Here are some possible solutions.
Article Published: 3/25/2013
New U.S. Distributor for Elix Polymers ABS
Polymer Z, Birmingham, Mich., has been named the North American distributor of precolored ABS resins and ABS- and SAN-based polymer modifiers from Spain’s Elix Polymers.
Article Published: 2/26/2013
New Technology Permits PVDF Foaming
New technology from Arkema Inc., Philadelphia, allows foaming its Kynar PVDF fluoropolymers, paving the way for new applications for foam-core pipe and sheet in aerospace, aircraft, and automotive.
Article Published: 2/26/2013
Pallets, Pellets Use Old Tires as Feedstock
Custom injection and compression molder CTC Plastics, Dayton, Ohio, recently rolled out a line of pallets and will be supplying the resin compounds used to make them as well.
Article Published: 12/28/2012
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

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