Provide chemical products for a wide variety of sectors & industries, including: packaging, automotive, building & construction, agriculture, textiles and fibers, coatings, adhesives. Plastics manufacturing had evolved significantly over time. Plastics were originally produced using a few natural materials but now there are thousands of plastics formulated from a wide range of natural and synthetic materials. One of the big changes over time in plastic formulations is the use of various range of polymer additives.
Additives are chemicals added to the base polymer to improve processability, prolong the life span, and/or achieve the desired physical or chemical properties in the final product. While the content of additives is typically only a few percent, their impact on polymer performance and stability is significant. Once the additives are added, the polymer blend is referred to as a masterbatch and is processed accordingly. The most commonly used additives in different types of polymeric packaging materials are: plasticizers, flame retardants, antioxidants, acid scavengers, light and heat stabilizers, lubricants, pigments, antistatic agents, slip compounds and thermal stabilizers.