Akcros Chemicals Inc. has increased capacity for powder stabilizers — a PVC additive — at its plant in New Brunswick, N.J.
Powder stabilizers and boosters are used to prevent PVC degradation during production of flooring, wall coverings and other items made from flexible PVC. In a news release, business development manager J.C. de Haan said that the expansion will allow New Brunswick-based Akcros to meet customer demand for general purpose and FDA-approved powder stabilizers, as well as high-performance powder boosters.
It's the third expansion in the past year for Akcros. Previously, the 78-year-old firm became a producer of solid forms of isothiazolone biocide that are suited to PVC construction and home products markets. Akcros makes the isothiazolone products under an agreement with Dow Chemical Co.
The firm's other previous expansion saw it increase production of Akcrostab-brand mixed metal powder. Akcros supplies additives used in the processing of production of PVC, as well as polyolefins and polyurethane. It also sells additives into that sealants, paint and coatings markets.