ADDITIVES NEWS

Additives

PolyOne Acquires Clariant Color Masterbatches, Renames Company

On the same day of its acquisition of Clariant’s color masterbatches business, PolyOne also announced that going forward, it will be known by the name ‘Avient’.
#color #polyolefins #Elastomers

Electronics

Chroma Color Acquires Epolin Chemical

Chroma’s acquisition of Epolin significantly expands its product offerings in targeted growth markets.
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Construction

Zinc Shown to be Effective Against Viruses on Plastic Surfaces

Using a body’s own trace element zinc inside solid plastics, The Netherlands’ Parx Materials has shown it reduces viruses five times faster than normal.

Commodity Resins

Mitsubishi Chemical America to Acquire Gelest

MCA’s technology platform will be bolstered though acquisition of organic and inorganic hybrid chemicals manufacturer Gelest. 
#polyolefins

Commodity Resins

Nexam to Supply Diab with Property-Enhancing Nexamite for High-Performance PET Foam

2020-2021 supply agreements between Nexam and Diab further strengthends growth of PET foam cores used by windmill manufacturers. 
#pet #Elastomers

Biopolymers

Clariant and Floreon to Collaborate on 'Performance' Biopolymers

A collaboration between Clariant and Floreon aims at expanding high-performance biopolymer applications to more markets.
#sustainability

Commodity Resins

DSM Partners with SABIC and UPM Biofuels to Produce Biobased Dyneema UHMWPE Fiber

In its collaboration with SABIC and UPM, DSM plans to launch biobased Dyneema UHMWPE fiber in April 2020.
#polyolefins

Consumer Products

Ampacet Acquires Liad Weighing and Control Systems

Ampacet’s acquisition of Israeli company Liad marks its entry into the auxiliary equipment business. 

Additives

Foster Corp. Partners with LioChem to Expand Medical Color Masterbatch Capability

LioChem’s Lioplas MD color masterbatches, capability and expertise will allow Foster to offer increased services, larger orders adn expanded expertise in critical color matches for the medical market. 
#color

Automotive

Chroma Color Acquires Plastics Color Corp.

Chroma has further expanded its colorant and additives business with its newest acquisition of Plastics Color.
#color