ADDITIVES

Commodity Resins

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. 
#polyolefins

Additives

Running PCR? Optimize Performance & Processability with Stabilizers

Proper stabilization of PCR is vital to enable production of molded and extruded parts to meet brand-owner requirements.

Additives

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.
#pet

Recycled Materials

Ascend Acquires Italy's Poliblend and Esseti Plast

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

Consumer Products

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

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

Additives

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

Additives: Silver-Based Antimocrobial for a Range of Applications

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

Biopolymers

Additives: Pigments for Compostable Plastics

BASF Colors & Effects’ pigments portfolio supports sustainable packaging for compostable plastics and printing inks. 

Consumer Products

Additives: Additive Masterbatch Boosts rPET Performance

Aquadye Fibers’ new Nylester masterbatch for compounders brings rPET performance to nylon 6 equivalent.
#pet

Additives

Mineral Additives Supplier and University Partner Expand Uses of Graphite to Thermoplastics

Germany’s George H. Luh’s recent research developments look promising for broadening the use of expandable graphite to nylons and more.