ADDITIVES NEWS

Additives

Milliken Expands Recycling Additives Product Portfolio with new Acquisition

Milliken has acquired Zebra-chem GmbH, a global manufacturer of peroxide and blowing agents additive masterbatches.

Commodity Resins

Lanxess to Acquire Emerald Kalama Chemicals

Emerald Kalama’s additives for plastics include non-phthalate PVC plasticizers and polyolefin modifiers.
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Additives

'Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day' Recognized on Feb. 20.

Plastics additives and adhesives supplier Mayzo has joined the worldwide campaign engaging girls in the engineering field.  
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Biopolymers

Milliken Joins Global Organization for PHA to Drive Adoption of Biodegradable Polymers in Single-Use Packaging

Existing and new additives technology from Milliken will be aimed at improving the processing performance, aesthetics and other key attributes of PHA biopolymers.  

Additives

Acrylic Impact Modifiers Key to Enhanced Callaway Golf Balls

Dow’s Paraloid impact modifier and a proprietary blend of Surlyn ionomers make up the hybrid cover of Callaway’s new ERC Soft and Supersoft golf balls.  
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Biopolymers

Caprolactone Thermoplastics Boost Flexibility, Biodegradability of PLA and PHA

Ingevity’s Capa has been shown to enhance PLA and PHA end-use products.
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Additives

BASF Increases Prices of Additives for Plastic Applications

Citing higher costs of raw materials and logistics, BASF is hiking prices of plastic additives by up to 10%.

Additives

Joint Research Work on Antimicrobial Polymers Underway

U. of Postdam and Fraunhofer IAP aim to develop new  antimicrobial polymers as alternatives to antibiotics  
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Additives

SI Group Announced Price Hikes on Antioxidants

Driven by increases in raw material and freight costs, SI Group increases prices of its antioxidants.

Additives

Dover Chemical Issues Price Hike on Organo-Phosphite Additives

Driven by increases in raw material and freight costs, Dover’s price increase includes TNPP used as a process aid in polyolefin packaging.