ADDITIVES

Antiviral Additive Reportedly Kills Coronavirus on Plastics in Auto Interiors

In response to COVID-19, automotive Tier 1 molder and compounder CpK has developed an antiviral additive for auto interiors and other applications. 
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In this Tech Day session, experts Walter Smith of Nordson and Steve DeAngelis of Davis-Standard will speak about new developments in high-speed sheet extrusion and next-generation tooling.

Expanded Novel NOR Stabilizer Technology for Agricultural Films from BASF

BASF’s new plant to deliver wider range of NOR UV and thermal stabilizers to benefit growing global agricultural industry.

Acetal Color Masterbatches for Automotive and More Based on Low-Emission Carriers

Tosaf’s new functional and combination masterbatches for POM are based on low-emission carriers.

Tolsa's Biocidal Additives Demonstrate Viricidal Activity

Tolsa’s Adins Protection additives are powerful biocides active against bacterial, algae and fungi with new viricide performance including Coronavirus types.

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Part 11: A Processor's Most Important Job

It’s the processors job to ensure molded parts contain enough stabilizer to perform to the expectations of the end use.

Materials: Analyzing Filler Content

The process is considered simple. But things aren’t always as they seem.

Use MFR Cautiously with Filled Materials

If melt flow rate tests are used to evaluate the effect of processing on the average molecular weight of the polymer, the applicable rules must consider the contribution of the filler to the test result.

Former CEO, Owner of Heubach Group Dies

Owner of global pigments manufacturer Heubach passed away after a brief illness in Salzburg.

Have You Considered the Sustainability Benefits of Liquid Color?

Add less pigment to the solid-waste or recycling streams, save energy, and reduce waste to landfill, among other advantages.
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Additives: Special Stabilizer Boosts Rate of Scrap Reused in Polyolefin Films

Clariant’s latest addition to the AddWorks family of stabilizers allows for the addition of more post-manufacturing waste to virgin polyolefin resins for food-contact film applications.

Additives: High-Performance Organic Cavitating Masterbatch for White-Opaque BOPP Packaging

Ampacet’s new Pearl 36 cavitating masterbatch for BOPP film boasts high efficiency and outstanding film aesthetics and opacity.  

Additives: Laser Marking Masterbatches for Polyolefin Films

Ampacet expands range of laser marketing masterbatch solutions with Laser Mark Flex technology for flexible applications.

BASF's Sicopal Black Gets Expanded FDA Clearance for Recycling

The FDA sanctioned carbon black alternative pigment from BASF’ Colors & Effects is one of the first recyclable black pigments for food contact applications.

Graphene Nanomodified Glass-Reinforced Nylon 66 Holds Much Promise for New Automotive Applications

OCSiAl’s Tuball graphene nanotubes are used by composites compounder in a line of glass-filled nylon 66, with other polymer developments underway. 
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Additives: Tactile Frosted Effects Colorants for PET Containers

Ampacet’s Earthy Mattes boast a sophisticated frosted effect for PET bottles used in personal care, cosmetics and premium beverages.
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Ascend Acquires Italy's Poliblend and Esseti Plast

Acquisiton of the two Italian companies expands Ascent Performance Materials’ portfolio and production footprint.

Additives: Eye-Catching Special Effects Colorants for Consumer Goods Packaging

  Penn Color’s new penneffex colorants said to spark inspiration in packaging design.

Additives: Cost-Efficient Metallic Colorants as an Alternative to Surface Coating and Electroplating

Tosaf’s new metal-like colorants based on special effect pigments not previously available and compounding know-how.

Additives: Silver-Based Antimocrobial for a Range of Applications

Ampacet’s GermsClean antimicrobial masterbatch is suitable for plastic films, sheets and molded components.