Chemicals and additives help boost productivity and extend properties in the full range of plastics processes. Suppliers are making their offerings easier to use and safer to help things out on the shop floor. Here are some of the products they'll be showing at NPE2012, set for April 1-5 in Orlando, Fla.
A. Schulman Inc. (Booth 15000): Additives and colors, masterbatches.
Adell Plastics Inc. (Booth 33016): New line of maleic anhydride-modified polyolefins for compatibilizers in compounding. They reduce the interfacial forces between polymer and fillers to increase adhesion, and provide more uniform dispersion and stable morphology. Low addition rates for new products EK-10-MAH to couple glass and other fillers in polypropylene and KK-10-MAH for glass, wood pulp and other fillers in high density polyethylene.
Akzo Nobel NV (Booth 20035): Specialty chemicals including peroxides and coatings.
Alac International Inc. (Booth 18028): Phthalates and other plasticizers, resins such as PVC, epoxy, polyolefins, azodicarbonamide blowing agent and specialty chemicals.
Americhem Inc. (Booth 39021): New mShield antimicrobial products. iCon engineered concentrates. Color and additive masterbatches.
Arkema Inc. (Booth 32062): Organic peroxide initiators. Polymeric impact modifiers, process aids, coupling agents. Acrylic monomers.
Asaclean Sun Plastech Inc. (Booth 3063): Purging compounds.
ATC Plastics LLC (Booth 18030): Black color concentrates. Compounds.
Axel Plastics Research Laboratories Inc. (Booth 4347): New MoldWiz INT-35PHT process aid for polybutylene resin and PBT blends. Improves flow and allows more flexibility in filler types and loading levels, Axel said. Mold releases and process-aid additives
Bruggemann Chemical U.S. Inc. (Booth 29017): Additives for nylon.
Cabot Corp. (Booth 47059): Carbon black, masterbatches, conductive compounds, elastomer composites, silica and alumina.
Chem-Trend LP (Booth 1390): New Lusin Clean 1010 clear purging compound for acrylic, Lusin Clean 1020 to purge thermoplastic polyurethanes and thermoplastic elastomers, Lusin Clean 1510 high-performance purger, Lusin Clean L 101F residual polymer dissolver for high temperatures, Lusin Clean L52F all-purpose cleaner and degreaser. Also, release agents and die lubricants.
Clariant Corp. (Booth 21059): Additives including flame retardants, waxes, antioxidants, light stabilizers, anti-stats, foaming agents. Pigments, colorants, special effects. Masterbatches, including multifunctional types.
Clean Plast Purge Compounds: (Booth 4090): Purging compounds.
Coim USA Inc. (Booth 63017): Polyurethane intermediates including specialty types and glass-filled thermoplastic PUs for extrusion and injection molding.
Croda Inc. (Booth 54046): Additives including slip agents, anti-blocks, anti-stats, anti-foggers, dispersion technology, ultraviolet- light stabilizers.
DayGlo Color Corp. (Booth 3635): Pigments and colorants, including fluorescent and pearlescent effects
Dyna-Purge Division of Shuman Plastics Inc. (Booth 4252): Dyna-Purge E2, a new mechanical and non-abrasive purge agent. Tests showed E2 outperformed mechanical and chemical purging agents for polysulfone, polyetherimide and polyphthalamide when 2 pounds of purging agent were run through a 55-ton press.
Evonik Degussa Corp. (Booths 34023, 55020): Specialty chemicals, polymers.
Heritage Plastics Inc. (Booth 19004): New HM10Max mineral concentrate filler and process improver. Bio970 for compostable film and bags. Calcium carbonate and concentrates.
Imerys Talc (Booth 62015): New Luzanac HAR NG highly delaminated, high-aspect-ratio talc for high impact resistance. Talc for reinforcement, nucleation, anti-blocking, foaming, barrier properties, flame retardance.
Invista Sarl (Booth 25016): Senzaa additive to prevent acetaldehyde migration in PET bottles. Polyols, diacids. Polymers.
Kenrich Petrochemicals Inc. (Booth 25013): Masterbatches of titanate, zirconate and aluminate coupling agents in powder and pellet form. Modified products.
KibbeChem Inc. (Booth 39016): Chemical foaming agents, color masterbatches.
Kraton Performance Polymers (Booth 39000): Polymer modifiers including impact modifiers and compatibilizers.
Lonza Inc. (Booth 51057): Specialty chemicals.
Lubrizol Corp. (Booth 35004): Industrial lubricants. Conductive/dissipative polymers.
Milliken & Co. (Booth 25023): Advanced clarifier for polypropylene, Millad NX 8000, allows processing at lower temperatures vs. standard clarified PP. Benefits include lower energy demand, faster cycle times, reduced carbon dioxide emissions, broader use of PP. Hyperform-brand nucleating agents give higher throughput rates. New Hyperform HPN-20E nucleator aimed at range of high density polyethylene applications and linear low density polyethylene. Hyperform reinforcing agents impart high stiffness.
Minelco Inc. (Booth 61017): Micas, huntite, magnetite, industrial minerals.
Moulds Plus International USA Inc. (Booth 7585): New Ultra Purge 5060 for engineering resins.
Neutrex Inc. (Booth 24027): Purgex purging compounds.
Nyco Minerals Inc. (Booth 54037): Wollastonite mineral reinforcement. Elektra-Stat modified mineral anti-static and conductive additive.
Omya Inc. (Booth 19039): Calcium carbonate and dolomite fillers, coatings and pigments. Additive for breathable film.
Penn Color Inc. (Booth 21037): Color concentrates, pigment dispersions.
Plastics Color Corp. (Booth 43035): New FlamaSol decabromine-free flame retardant. New PolySol LC liquid color systems. Colorants, additive masterbatches, compounds.
PolyOne Corp. (Booth 39006): Color and additive concentrates, including non-halogenated flame retardants and plasticizers. Printing inks and dyes.
Polyvel Inc. (Booth 31022): Specialty thermoplastic additive masterbatches, including bioplastic types.
Reedy International Corp. (Booth 37000): Foaming agents.
RheTech Inc. (Booth 60044): Color and additive concentrates.
Sartomer USA LLC (Booth 44037): Specialty chemicals for plastics, elastomers and other markets. Plastics materials include methacrylates designed to improve barrier, compression set, impact strength, heat resistance, flexibility and adhesion.
Shepherd Color Co. (Booth 52021): Ceramic colorants that resist migration and are impervious to sunlight, thermal attack and chemicals.
Sinochem Qingdao Co. Ltd. (Booth 53033): Offering antioxidants, flame retardants and UV stabilizers in North America for the first time.
Slide Products Inc. (Booth 38021): Processing aids including mold-release agents and cleaners, rust preventatives, lubricants, purging compounds.
Stoner Inc. (Booth 4845): New rotomolding release agents, to improve processability, save time and cut costs. Mold releases, cleaners, rust preventatives.
Struktol Co. of America (Booth 31017): Additives to improve blending, dispersion, lubrication and other process enhancements for compounds, especially highly filled compounds.
Techmer PM LLC (Booth 25020): Additives and polymer modifiers, including anti-warps, clarifiers, foamers, infrared absorbers and reflectors, scents, stabilizers. Colorants and special effects. Biopolymers and additives. Multifunctional masterbatches.
Teknor Apex Co. (Booth 58038): Colorants, additives, special effects, plasticizers, ester intermediates. Thermoplastic starch compounds for bioplastics.
3M Energy and Advanced Materials Division (Booth 35000): 3M glass bubbles, which the company said reduce weight, improve dimension stability and increase throughput. Will show fluoroplastics and outline compounding services.
Trexel Inc. (Booth 1303): MuCell technology uses gas in supercritical state to create microcellular foamed plastic part with enhanced physical properties.
Yuntinic Resources Inc. (Booth 32035): New tin-based heat stabilizers for vinyl. Methyl tin and other heat stabilizers from the subsidiary of Yunnan Tin Co. Ltd. of China, which claims to be the world's largest producer of tin metal.
Exhibit booth locations
West Hall: 100-9399
South/North Hall: 10000-65099