ADDITIVES

Automotive

Additives: Polyolefin Regrind Enhancing Additive

Britec’s new BTec REA360 is a combination processing aid, polymer stabilizer and odor neutralizer for polyolefin regrind.

Additives

Chroma Color Acquires Epolin Chemical

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

Commodity Resins

Additives: NIR-Detectable Black Masterbatch Technology Make Dark Colors More Recyclable

Clariant ColorWorks develops dark colorants without carbon black for PET, HDPE and PP. 
#pet #polyolefins

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

Additives: Dual-Action Additive Concentrate for PET & rPET

Ampacet’s Silky Bliss additive masterbatch line provides recyclability and an elegant silky look to rigid PET & rPET.
#pet

Automotive

Additives: Graphene Nanotubes in Fluoroelastomers Benefit Oil & Gas and Automotive Sectors

OCSiAl’s graphene nanotubes for fluoroelastomers (FKM) shown to perform optimally in components such as seals, O-rings, gaskets and hoses. 
#Elastomers

Commodity Resins

Additives: Liquid Colorants Based on Unique Liquid Carrier Technology for Polyolefins and Styrenics

Britec’s Qd²-Liquid Carrier System boasts improved particle distribution in the polymer that supports higher pigments loadings-reducing use rates, and more. 
#polyolefins #polystyrene

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

Additives

Additives: Flow Enhancer for Nylons, PPA, PBT and PLA

CAI Performance Additives’ ST-PA9 flow enhancer shown to dramatically increase MFI of nylon, PBT, PPA compounds and looks promising for PLA formulations. 

Additives

Additives: VOC Extraction Additive Masterbatch for PP, TPO

CAI Performance Additives LDV-1035T boasts ‘permanent’ removal of VOCs during compounding eliminating odors in filled PP and TPO compounds.
#polyolefins