ADDITIVES NEWS

Engineering Resins

Clariant's Exolit OP Maintains Flame-Retardant Rating After Recycling

Fraunhofer LBF Institute verifies Exolit OP’s performance in recycled glass-filled nylons 6 and 66. 

Electronics

Chemours Acquires Mining Operations of Southern Ionics Minerals

The acquisition provides Chemours with tremendous scalability and flexibiltiy to internally source ore, nearly doubling its capacity, particularly of Ti-Pure TiO2.

Construction

SABIC Defers Discussions with Clariant on Merger with its Specialties Business

Continuation of discussions welcome by SABIC when market conditions improve.

Construction

CARBO and PicOnyx Finalize Partnership for Production of M-Tone Black Pigments

M-Tone pigments are a unique family of functional black pigments for the plastics, paints, inks, coatings and adhesives markets.

Commodity Resins

Perstrop's Non-Phthalate PVC Plasticizer Gets 'Green Light' from FDA

Pevalen polyester plasticizer approved for use in repeated-use PVC food-contact articles. 
#pvc

Commodity Resins

CCR Specialty Chemicals Aims to Expand Additives for PVC Plastisols and Beyond

CCR sees potential for new aromatic oil blends for use as extenders in flexible PVC
#pvc

Additives

Color Innovator Swain Dies at 90

Founder of Chroma Color was a member of Plastics Hall of Fame and Plastics Pioneers Association.
#color #dies

Commodity Resins

Milliken Building Largest Clarifier Plant in its History

Growing global demand for Millad NX 8000 clarifier in PP applications is driving this major capacity expansion.
#polyolefins

Automotive

Chroma Color Acquires Polymer Concentrates

Chroma Further expands its manufacturing footprint along with its suite of colorant and additive technologies.
#color

Additives

SABIC Takes Majority Share in Carbon Nanotube Business for Energy Storage Applications

Company confirms it is also examining this proprietary multi-wall technology in various materials and applications. 
#nanocomposites