New additives and other chemicals lift productivity and performance to ever-higher levels.
Asaclean-Sun Plastech Inc. (Booth S3006): Demonstrations of purging compounds for injection molding machines and extruders.
Axel Plastics Research Laboratories Inc. (Booth E10206): New products include anti-blocker for thermoplastic elastomers, in-mold coating, mold release for bulk molding compounds, and process aids for thermoplastic polyolefins and highly filled nylon.
Bricor Products Inc. (Booth N4997): New PurgePacks high-performance liquid purging compound in preset dosages saves costs and is compatible with all resins. Also, BPI liquid color and additive systems.
Cabot Corp. (Booth N5080): Carbon-black pigments, including grades approved in U.S. for indirect food contact, and a new grade, Elftex P100, for pressure pipe use. Also, special grades to counter electrostatic discharge.
Chem-Trend LP (Booth E10813): Purging compounds, including new low-odor and low-smoke grades suited to wide range of uses. Also, release agents, cleaners, lubricants and mold protectants.
Chemtura Corp. (Booth N5726): Improved Mark OBS heat stabilizer for rigid and flexible PVC providing high performance at lower cost than calcium-zinc types. Broad range of additives and flame retardants.
Croda Inc. (Booth N4281): Additives such as slips and anti-blocks. New IncroMax PET 100 additive reduces friction between automated machinery and PET resin, preforms and bottles.
DayGlo Color Corp. (Booth N4621): New line of Gem-Tone haze-free colorants for use in clarified polypropylene. Fluorescent dyes and pigments.
Dyna-Purge division of Shuman Plastics Inc. (Booth S1370): High-performance purging compounds that are nonchemically active and nonabrasive.
Expancel Inc. (Booth E11051): Microspheres based on thermoplastic; when heated in a plastic compound, the microspheres expand, lowering density and improving properties such as surface finish. New nonyellowing and smaller-particle-size grades.
Milliken Chemical (Booth S3018): New Hyperform HPN-20E additive to optimize the use of polyethylene in blown film, boosting clarity and properties, and increasing throughput. Also, new clarifiers for polypropylene, including grades supporting production of clarified PP bottles in equipment designed for PET. Colorants for PP bottles and closures, and UV protectants for PET bottles.
Minelco Inc. (Booth N5795): Mineral additives for property enhancers and fillers. New products include LH series of UltraCarb mineral-based flame retardants, MagniF high-density filler, Phlogopite mica property enhancer and FireCarb expandable graphite and intumescent.
Pau Tai Industrial Corp. (Booth S275): Plastics additives, including new heat stabilizers, organotin stabilizers, methyltin stabilizers and acrylic processing aids.
Purgex-Neutrex Inc. (Booth E10126): Purging compounds, including new Purgex 720 for hot-runner tools, where it is suited to small gates and multiple cavities.
Reedy International Corp. (Booth N6043): Plastics additives. New Saftec AS, a product that acts as a foam stabilizer system. In wood composites, it improves filler dispersion and allows high loadings of wood and plastic without charring. It also promotes melt homogenization, metal release and thermal stability.
Rionlon (Tianjin) Chemical Co. Ltd. (Booth N7312): Polymer additives. New benzotriazoles and phenolic antioxidants.
Shepherd Color Co. (Booth E9053): Inorganic color pigments.
Silberline Manufacturing Co. Inc. (Booth E10555): Aluminum-based pigments. New products: Silvet HC and P for maintaining transparency and high gloss, respectively; Extra Sparkle Silvex/Silvet for metallic, pinpoint sparkle effects; and Sparkle Silver Ultra to give plastics the appearance of anodized or brushed metal.
Slide Products Inc. (Booth E10329): Process aids including mold releases and cleaners, rust preventives, purging compounds and lubricants. New Quick RP, a dry formulation, provides up to two years of mold and die rust protection and doesn't contain chlorinated solvents.
Sd-Chemie Inc. (Booth N7135): Nanoclays for flame retardance and other uses. U.S. debut of its product line, including Nanofil SE grades with better handling and processing without the need for a compatibilizer in polyolefins.
Struktol Co. of America (Booth N8225): Plastics additives, including surfactants, lubricants, amides and antioxidants.
3N International Inc. (Booth E11418): Flame retardants, plasticizers, process aids, impact modifiers, UV stabilizers and other additives. New stainless-steel fibers for conduction and metal powders for engineering resins.
Timcal Graphite & Carbon (Booth N7143): Conductive carbon blacks, natural flake graphite and primary synthetic graphite.