CHICAGO (May 8, 9:55 a.m. EDT) — Sales volumes for North American resin compounders and distributors have been increasing in recent years, as the plastics market moves deeper and deeper into specialization.
To pinpoint their growing sales base, a number of compounding and distribution firms will be in attendance at NPE 2006.
Americhem Inc. (Booth S1149): Custom color and additive concentrates.
Ashland Inc. (Booth N6108): Resin distributor based in Dublin, Ohio.
Birch Plastics Inc. (Booth S216): New products include a densified, polyethylene-based impact modifier and black, glass-filled grades of nylon 6 and nylon 6/6.
COIM USA Inc. (Booth N7932): Raw materials and intermediates for polyurethanes and adhesives.
Jamplast Inc. (Booth E11128): Corn-based polylactide resins.
Kal-Trading Inc. (Booth E10114): Prime and reprocessed material, as well as compounds and regrind.
LTL Color Compounders Inc. (Booth S235): Introducing new supergloss molding alloys based on Surlyn-brand ionomer and improved grades of Colorfast-brand color compounds.
Meilian Chemical Co. Ltd. (Booth N7320): New products from the concentrate maker include PE-based black, white, color and additive masterbatches.
Nicos Polymers and Grinding Inc. (Booth E10435): Custom toll processor focusing on increased capacity for blending and pulverizing.
Ovation Polymers Inc. (Booth N7220): Additions to its Nemcon, Nima, G-Bar, Trizin, Softaplas, Gienall and Uttap compound product lines.
Plastics Group of America (Booth S1258): Resins, compounds, recycling and toll processing.
Plastics Exchange (Booth E11024): Supplier of PE, polypropylene and polystyrene resins.
Polymer Resources Ltd. (Booth E11130): Engineering resin compounds.
PolyOne Corp. (Booth S2542): New product: Edgetek XT, alloy of polycarbonate and polybutylene terephthalate.
Polyvel Inc. (Booth E10263): Debut of additive concentrates for polylactide resin, concentrates for silicone, and hydrophobic and hydrophilic concentrates.
Roscom Inc. (Booth E10743): PVC compounds.
RTP Co. (Booths S334, N7805): New grades of PermaStat Plus thermoplastic elastomers, new sheet products, improved long-fiber concentrates and high-purity carbon nanotubes. Also launching an expanded range of Unicolor universal color concentrates.
H. Sattler Plastics Co. Inc. (Booth N7208): New products include virgin grades of ABS and high-impact and general-purpose PS.
Techmer PM LLC (Booth S774): Concentrates maker showcasing new anti-fog additives for film uses, new clarifier additives for film uses and new product development services.
Teknor Apex/Teknor Color Co. (Booth E10150): Introducing 14 new colorants as part of Tekpro Construction Colors family. Colors re-creating earth, wood and stone for roofing membranes, decks and baseboard liners to be available in concentrate and dry-color formulations. Also highlighting launch of its Singapore Polymer Corp. unit in Singapore.
TP Composites Inc. (Booth E10247): New products include compounds based on PE, polycarbonate, polybutylene terephthalate, nylon and ABS.
William Barnet & Son LLC (Booth E10807): Firm offers toll compounding, blending, drying and other services as well as virgin and recycled PET and other resins.