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Welding and assembly systems.

BIELOMATIK INC.

Standard and custom hot-plate, linear vibration and laser welding systems. Control software for Laser Tec laser welding units upgraded to make weld-by-depth feasible. Fuel tank automated finishing lines. Full technical design support and fully equipped lab.

BRANSON ULTRASONICS CORP.

Range of 15-, 20-, 30-, and 40-kHz ultrasonic systems with 150- to 6000-w power for most assemblies including welding, staking, spot welding, inserting, swaging and degating. Integrated welders and component systems available for manual or automated lines. Ultrasonic trim knife and hand-held units. On-site and remote ultrasonic tooling manufacturing.

Advanced fully digital power supplies provide precise control of process variables and weld quality, reducing standard deviation and increasing Cpk index of welding. Major features include line/load regulation, electronic amplitude control, Autotune plus Memory (AT/M), and Auto Seek. Touchscreen models available for easier setup and operation, and remote monitoring.

The 2000X Series microprocessor-controlled systems feature multiple welding modes such as time, energy, time/energy compensation, welding by distance (absolute and collapse), force, and continuous and amplitude stepping.

Vibration welding equipment for parts from 6 sq in. to 48 x 20 in. Linear friction welding is effective on parts with complex geometry and resins that are difficult to weld with ultrasonics. Hy-Line series linear vibration welders include on-board computer for monitoring parameters and controlling machine functions.

Also orbital vibration welding, a friction process that uses constant-velocity orbital motion to weld materials with as little as 30-mil part-to-part clearance; hot-plate welding, a direct thermal welding technique suitable for complex, irregular shapes (joint can be curved in all planes); spin welding suitable for circular parts with final orientation within 1[degrees], and thermal welding.

Laser IRAM welding process passes laser radiation through one plastic component (transmissive component) into a second where it is absorbed to melt the interface (absorptive component). Process is accurate, noninvasive, controllable, and clean. Can be used with dissimilar materials. Two IR-transmissive parts may be laser welded using IR-absorbing products developed by Gentex Corp. Also Model IR15V infrared welding system.

DUKANE CORP. PLASTIC ASSEMBLY EQUIPMENT

Provider of plastic assembly systems for welding of thermoplastics. Standard line of ultrasonic, vibration, hot-plate, spin welders, laser welders provides solutions for customer requirements. Line also includes film and fabric sewing and slitting machines and custom automated assembly systems.

ENERCON INDUSTRIES CORP.

Induction cap-sealing systems establish an electromagnetic field that heats foil in a cap liner to create a hermetic seal. Seal prevents leakage, preserves product freshness and provides tamper-evident packaging. Systems include the portable Super Seal Jr. and Auto Jr. units, air-cooled Super Seal series (models 50, 75 and 100), Super Seal Max and capless solutions. A wide variety of power supplies employing both tunnel and flat-sealing heads for greater efficiency are available.

EXTOL, INC.

Innovative provider of exceptional plastics joining solutions. We offer design for assembly consultation, application lab testing, prototype tooling, and pre-production services, too. Extol designs and manufactures both custom assembly and leak test equipment in addition to a standard line of plastics joining equipment. Products include our patented Infrared staking and welding technologies (InfraStake and InfraWeld); servo-controlled hot-plate (Rapid Conductor) and spin-welding (Vortex Precedence) machines; ultrasonics integration; and adjustable, ergonomic workstations (ErgoStation).

FORWARD TECHNOLOGY

Hot-plate welders (10 standard models) provide high-strength, hermetic seals, high production rates and can weld unusual part geometries. Servo, hydraulic and pneumatic models available for virtually all parts sizes. Linear vibration welders (4 standard models) with powerful and efficient patented two-pole digital (servo) drive and ultra-quiet sound enclosures offer precise welding control or large and small applications by allowing up to eight individual steps of time, collapse distance and absolute distance with variable force and amplitude each step. Hydraulic and pneumatic models available. Infrared welders (9 standard models) provide high-strength, hermetic seals without required coatings or part contact. No daily warmup time required, low power consumption. Can weld unusual part geometries with reduced flash. Servo, hydraulic and pneumatic model available.

Servo or inertial spin welders (4 standard models) weld circular-joint parts at speeds from 500 to 16,000 rpm. Welding times are fast and units easily fitted with rotary tables for high-speed production. Servo and pneumatic models available.

GESSWEIN & CO., INC.

PUK 3 spot welders carry the technological advancements of previous-generation PUK spot welders to a whole new level. When fusing metals a special setting shortens impulse times to increase weld quality and strength. Micro mode helps with delicate tasks, enabling microwelding on sheet metal as thin as 0.10 mm. PUK 3 Professional Plus offers more controller power, finer setting ranges and five program slots in which frequently used setting combinations can be saved. Eliminates pickling, a rubber wheel is all that's needed for cleanup. Ideal for permanent welding and tack welding prior to soldering. PUK 3 spot welders both include stainless steel controller and Mezzo Stereomicroscope, welding handpiece, 10 reversible electrode tips, cross-locking electrode tweezers, flat electrode pliers, electrode clamp, diamond disc for cleaning tips, 10-ft gas hose and instructions.

HERRMANN ULTRASONICS INC.

CNC ultrasonic welders for joining thermoplastic parts, fabrics and thin packaging films. Systems available in 20 kHz, 30 kHz and 35 kHz with 700- to 6200-watt configurations. A multilingual, Windows-based touchscreen controller provides easy-to-use, single screen programming. Exclusive digital generator technology features consistent performance and amplitude, independent of outside influences. Precise yet robust actuator designs incorporate proportional valve regulation and variable force control for repeatability and reliability. Welders can be calibrated for easy validation for ISO 9001, QSR, CGMP and FDA. The FDA compliant ultrasonic welder with the FDA System Component (FSC) and an add-on software package meets FDA CFR 21 part 11 standards for log-in and traceability.

KIEFEL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Thermo-contact welding, high-frequency (RF) sealing, and combination RF/contact equipment for sealing a wide range of plastics. Inline, rotary and shuttle table configurations. Variety of levels of automation.

LEISTER TECHNOLOGIES LLC

High-power laser (diode)-welding equipment specifically for thermoplastic parts assembly. Novolas WS system is a standalone, turnkey system, which provides contour, simultaneous, patented mask and global welding. Novolas Basic is a component-level system for automation integration that provides high-volume production capability.

SENCORPWHITE INC.

Manufactures sealers, which include automated inline blister and clamshell sealers, manual hot-bar sealers, impulse sealers and shuttle-style tray sealers.

CeraTek laboratory and medical sealers are suitable for sealing medical pouches and thermoformed trays. Features include top heat, process control and LCD touchscreen HMI display, closed-loop temperature control, validation ports and process fault indication, independently controlled lower heated seal die, vacuum/gas flush, recipe storage and data acquisition.

CeraTek multi-use precision table topbar sealers allow for both front-to-back and lateral pass-through capabilities for sealing the pouch at any depth.

CeraPak inline clamshell and blister sealers for visual carded packaging and designed for a variety of package seals including face, foldover card, plastic-to-plastic clamshell and medical device and pharmaceutical dose-pak.

CeraPak line also includes modular large sealers designed to seal fluted board without the need for glue or adhesive. Suitable for sustainable packaging applications.

Complete turnkey systems available including fully automated product loading, collating, cartoning and casepackaging. All sealers can be custom-designed.

SONICS & MATERIALS, INC.

Primary equipment line for plastic assembly equipment, tooling and systems includes ultrasonic welding, staking and inserting machines in 40, 30, 20 and 15 kHz frequencies that are capable of welding in digital time, constant energy and/or distance modes with power outputs from 400 to 4500 watts. Offers basic hand-held systems and bench-model pneumatic press systems. For applications requiring greater depth of weld control, ElectroPress system provides a final weld tolerance of [+ or -]0.0003 in. For large plastic part welding, a complete line of linear vibration welding systems, and for circular or round plastic parts, a standard line of high-torque spin welding machines are offered. New X-press 20-kHz integrated ultrasonic welder features a press with a built-in microprocessor that eliminates the need for a separate power supply.

SONOBOND ULTRASONICS, INC.

Ultrasonic assembly equipment for welding, staking, riveting and inserting. SureWeld bonding systems include conventional 20 kHz units with power levels from 1000 to 3000 w; 35 kHz units from 400 w to 900 w for smaller assemblies; and a 70-kHz, 90-w unit for miniature plastic components.

Sureweld 20 and 35 feature rectangular support columns to eliminate deflection, a built-in leveling plate, and a T slot and toe clamps to secure the workpiece, allowing for increased control and repeatable accuracy.

Power supplies for the welders can be attached, mounted separately, or integrated within the unit. Equipment can accommodate multiple welding nests and is available in handheld models as well as modules for easy integration into production lines.

For cutting and sealing thin plastic films and fabrics, company offers SeamMasterline of ultrasonic "sewing" machines, slitters and a handheld cutter.

SPIROL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Line of engineered fasteners and assembly equipment includes pin and insert installation equipment and systems; and lowcost assembly equipment for installation of inserts into thermoplastics and thermosets by heat transfer. Heat-insert drivers enable easy and repeatable setups and provide greater in-process control. Preset, repeatable air pressure and temperature settings ensure uniform insert installation and maximum insert performance.

Model PH platen-style vertical, multitip heat insert installation machine simultaneously installs several threaded inserts (up to 12 at a time) on different levels. It accommodates virtually any heat/ultrasonic style insert ranging in size from 2-56 to 0,25 threads. Machine is easily converted to accommodate different parts.

Models HA and HP insert drivers suitable for moderate- and high-volume automated installations. Model HM insert drivers are for low-volume and prototype installations.

YASKAWA AMERICA, INC. MOTOMAN ROBOTICS DIVISION

Extensive product line that includes more than 175 general-purpose and application-specific robot models (such as expert, master and versatile arc and spot welding robots), plus 15 families of fully integrated, preengineered "world" solutions (ArcWorld, FabWorld, LoadWorld, SpotWorld) that include robots, process equipment and safety equipment. Custom solutions are available to meet unique automation needs through the Advanced Systems Group and an extensive integrator network.

ZED INDUSTRIES, INC.

Blister heat-sealing machines with platen/ seal area sizes from 10 x 10 in. to 25 x 50 in. Line of equipment from entry-level lab/ test units to fully automated, computer controlled production systems; rotary format sealers; in-line sealers; shuttle sealers; and special units, which heat seal and trim/die cut. Seal and trim machines to 200 tons with platen areas from 8 x 10 in. to 60 x 72 in.

Complete in-line, form/fill/seal units with platen areas from 5 x 7 in. to 25 x 40 in. for hardware, pharmaceutical, medical, electronics, and toy applications.

Blowing Agents

A. SCHULMAN, INC.

Polybatch additive concentrates include different carriers and other additives as required.

AMERICHEM INC.

nCore custom-formulated concentrates for most thermoplastics can include a nontoxic blowing agent for food-contact applications. Can contain color and other additives. nCore modified azo compounds reportedly permit improved control of gas generation.

AMPACET CORP.

LDPE-based foaming-agent concentrates specially designed for thin blown, cast, or coextruded films. Grade 10123 is for LDPE, HDPE or PP homopolymers. Universal 10349 concentrate is for engineering resins, polar or nonpolar.

ARKEMA INC. TECHNICAL POLYMERS

Isotron line of HCFCs used as physical blowing agents for PUR, PS, and PE.

BERGEN INTERNATIONAL

Foamazol chemical blowing agents for use in most application such as structural foam, wire and cable, profile and sheet, blown and extruded films, blow molded containers, injection molding, and PP ribbon extrusion. Products offered in 100% active free-flowing powders and pelletized masterbatches.

Endothermic and exothermic formulations available as well as blends. Masterbatches in a range of base resins for improved compatibility with resins such as PP, PE, copolymers, PS, PPE, ABS and PVC. Processing temperatures from 300-500 F. Custom formulations available.

CLARIANT ADDITIVE MASTERBATCHES

Wide range of Hydrocerol chemical blowing agents and nucleating agent masterbatches can be used for foaming most all commonly used thermoplastic resins and blends. Available in exothermic and endothermic formulations.

In extrusion or injection molding masterbatches can reduce weight, improve performance, reduce manufacturing costs and create special surface effects.

In wood/plastic composites HYDROCEROL can improve mechanical properties and processing characteristics, reduce weight, cut costs and make the composites easier to fabricate.

Custom masterbatches are also available, along with masterbatches that combine active ingredients with selected pigments and dyestuffs.

DUPONT PACKAGING & INDUSTRIAL POLYMERS

Line of fluorochemical blowing agents includes Formacel Z-2 (HFC-152a), FDA approved for use in PS food service and packaging foams; Formacel S (HCFC-22) used in closed-cell polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams; and Formacel Z-4 (HFC-134a) for polyurethane systems and appliance foams, and in PS insulating board.

EXPANCEL AKZONOBEL

Expancel expandable thermoplastic microspheres used as blowing agents in systems heated to 200-400 F. Microspheres are white, spherical polymeric particles. Thermoplastic shell encapsulates a gas and softens when heated, allowing expansion from the increased internal vapor pressure. Expansion factor is 40-60 times the original volume. Other features include defined cell size, closed-cell structure. Suitable as a blowing agent in plastisols, elastomers, thermosets, and thermoplastics.

LANXESS CORPORATION

Porofor ADC azodicarbonamide chemical blowing agents for rigid and flexible vinyls, crosslinked PE foam, ABS and PS.

POLYFIL CORP.

Ecocell foam concentrates for microcellular foams. New endothermic chemical foaming agent concentrate CFAC-5050MT for use in PE, PS and PP. Product designed for use in food-contact applications such as foamed PE cap liners where azodicarbonamide is not permitted.

CFAC-5050MT activates at lower temperatures than traditional endothermic formulations, especially in terms of weight reduction and cost-effectiveness in structural foam molding and extrusion applications. According to the company, a 70% weight reduction has been achieved in an automotive structural foam application and in PE profile and sheet extrusions. Applications for use include foamed wood composites. A PVC compatible version also available.

POLYONE

Wil-Foam chemical blowing-agent concentrates (solid or liquid) for vinyls, polyolefins, styrenics, acrylics, polyesters, and nylons. Custom-made, multicomponent concentrates feature high concentration and superior dispersion. Also concentrates, which can contain colors and other additives, for wire and cable, fibers, film, sheet, profile extrusions, injection and blow molding, and structural foam.

OnCap PolyFoam chemical blowing-agent masterbatches with an expanded temperature range of 360 to 600 F are designed for polyolefins, styrenics, and engineering thermoplastics such as ABS, PC, PPS, PPO and some nylons.

POLYVEL INC.

Custom-formulated blowing-agent concentrates for thermoplastics:

* BA20T for EVA and LDPE foamed at 290 to 340[degrees]F.

* BA210 for LDPE, HDPE, and PS foamed at 350 to 400[degrees]F.

* BA20 for PP, PE, PS, PPE alloys, and ABS foamed at 380 to 440[degrees]F.

* BA205PT for nylon, polyester, PC, and PPE alloys foamed at 440 to 540[degrees]F.

* BA2575 for high-temperature polymers foamed at 700[degrees]F.

REEDY INTERNATIONAL CORP.

Safoam and Saftec endothermic chemical nucleating and blowing agents for thermoplastics. Available as free-flowing powders or concentrates. Fast outgassing concentrates in various activity levels contain special carrier resins that improve melt flow, tensile strength, and impact properties in extrusion and injection molding. Products help to decrease weight and improve process time. A microcellular structure is created that reduces internal stress, eliminates sink marks, and provides uniformity to cells.

Compatible thermoplastics include ABS, PS, EVA, HDPE, LDPE, and PPO/PPE alloys and others. Also grades for flexible and rigid PVC and moisture-sensitive resins such as nylon, PET, PC and PC/ABS blends. Cost savings have been reported in the manufacture of PVC and ABS foam pipe, using Safoam/Saftec concentrates.

TECHMER PM, LLC

Complete line of blowing agents for most polymers and applications.

Offers AccelMax endothermic chemical blowing agent concentrates including products for PE rotomold parts: BA-RM pellets can be mixed with PE powder to foam the core of a multilayer product, while BA-RMP powder can be mixed with powdered PE to foam monolayer walls.

TEKNOR COLOR CO. DIV. OF TEKNOR APEX CO.

Chemical blowing-agent dispersions in concentrates, liquids, or dry-powders. Up to 12.5% azo and hydrazide active ingredients in a universal carrier permit letdowns from 100:1 to 40:1. Suitable for injection molding and extrusion of all polyolefins and styrenics.

Polyester Curatives

CATALYST SYSTEMS, INC.

Water-Wet benzoyl peroxide in paste and granular formulations. Granulars offered in 70%, 75%, and 78% concentration. Standard paste products from 25-55% are smooth, non-separating creams (pigmented or unpigmented) for marine repair and polyester or acrylic adhesives,polyester auto body putty; specialty formulations available. Low-viscosity, pourable, pumpable, sprayable emulsions at 20%-40% by weight for use where granular or high-viscosity pastes are not applicable. Lower concentrations on request. Mono-Pak custom additive packages for elevated-temperature molding of reinforced plastics may contain catalysts, mold releases, thickeners, and pigments. Preweighed mixtures of additives supplied in a soluble package that can be dropped unopened into the resin mix, eliminating preweighing, saving labor, simplifying inventories, and eliminating rejects caused by weighing errors involving critical additives. Specializes in custom formulated pastes to meet requirements in assay, viscosity, pigmentation, and stability where mix ratios dictate peroxide activity level.

EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO.

Ethyl acetoacetate, methyl acetoacetate, dimethyl acetoacetamide, monomethyl acetoacetamide, and acetoacetanilide are lowcolor copromoters for room-temperature cure of unsaturated polyesters.

Colorants

A. SCHULMAN, INC.

Polybatch color and additive concentrates come in a range of colors and polymers. Multifunctional types combine pigments and additives in one product.

Polyblak carbon black concentrates contain different carbon black types at various loadings in such carriers as LDPE, LLDPE, PP, EVA, PS, and ABS.

AKROCHEM CORP.

Concentrates, powders, and pastes for vinyls, polyolefins, acrylics, and other thermoplastic compounds.

AMERICAN PERMALIGHT, INC. PHOTOLUMINESCENT SUBSTRATES DEPT

Supplies photoluminescent masterbatch that colors all-clear transparent plastics into glow-in-the-dark extruded or injection-molded products.

Supplies photoluminescent flexible films and rigid PVC sheets that absorb ambient light, then glow in the dark for hours to come.

AMERICHEM INC.

Color concentrates for acetal, acrylics, ABS, cellulosics, EEA, EVA, nitrile barrier resins, nylons, PC, TP polyesters, polyolefins, PS, TP urethane, PVC, SAN, and other thermoplastics. Matched custom colors or single-pigment concentrates. Cubes, pellets, or powders for all processes and applications, including special effects.

AMETEK WESTCHESTER PLASTICS

Color concentrates for LDPE, HDPE, PP, PBT, and most engineering thermoplastics in bottles, films, profiles, and coextrusions.

AMPACET CORP.

Color and additive concentrates include over 7000 standard and proprietary formulations on file. Specializes in concentrates for polyolefins, PS, and engineering thermoplastics. Pigment/additive multifunctional concentrates tailored for granular and pelletized polyolefins. Universal concentrates for engineering thermoplastics, as well as products actually carried in nylon and polyester. Applications include extrusion coating, blown and cast film, injection and blow molding, pipe, profile, sheet, and fiber.

BREEN COLOR CONCENTRATES

PVC, EVA, PE, TPU, PVDF, PP, FEP, PBT, ETFE, ECTFE, PFA, acrylic and engineered resin color concentrates for wire and cable, profile extrusion, injection and blow molding available pelletized or diced in any size lot. Custom color matching and additive concentrates available.

BRENNTAG CANADA INC. PLASTICS & COLOR CONCENTRATES

Manufacturing premium quality custom color concentrates and dry colors, additive packages and specialty colorants. Registered to ISO 14001/9001.

BRENNTAG SPECIALTIES, INC.

Inorganic pigments include ultramarine blue, violet and pink, titanium dioxide, manganese violet, synthetic iron oxide red, black and yellow, and chromium oxide green titanates.

CABOT CORPORATION PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS BUSINESS GROUP

Wide range of regular, medium, and high-color carbon blacks in fluffy and pellet forms.

CAROLINA COLOR CORPORATION

Custom concentrates, dry and liquid colors for most thermoplastics, including engineering resins. Computer color-matching services and custom formulations can include uv stabilizers, antistats, and antioxidants.

CLARIANT CORP. PIGMENTS

Organic pigments and polymer-soluble dyes include yellows and reds with sufficient heat stability to substitute for inorganic pigments. Comprehensive line of colorants FDA-approved for food contact packaging.

PV Fast pigments provide superior properties and include quinacridones, phthalocyanine blues and greens, and special azos. Graphtol pigments include diarylides, metal salt azo reds and other azo colors.

Dyes for polymers include Hostaperm, Hostasol, and Polysynthren lines. Leucopure and Hostalux are optical brighteners for use in polymers.

CLARIANT MASTERBATCHES

Wide range of high-performance color masterbatches includes Remafin masterbatches for olefins and Renol masterbatches for engineering resins, styrenics and PVC. Proprietary technology combines superior color dispersion with extremely high loading, optimizing performance while reducing usage levels and costs. Special-effects masterbatches combine color with appearance enhancing effects and additives to offer new dimensions of color creativity. Based on natural materials like flowers, RENOLnatur masterbatches complement the environmentally friendly biopolymers for "green" packaging and consumer goods applications. Custom masterbatches also available along with combibatches that combine colorants with selected additives, including HYDROCEROL chemical foaming agents for materials saving and product light-weighting. MEVOPUR range of masterbatches and compounds provides Controlled, Consistent, Compliant product innovations to the medical and pharmaceutical industries.

DAYGLO COLOR CORP.

Company offers FDA-compliant GloPrill fluorescent colorants developed especially for use in PP and HDPE food contact applications. New, full fluorescent color range may be used at loadings up to 1.0 % by mass in HDPE and PP resins in contact with all food types under conditions of use E-G defined in 21 CFR 176.170(c). When used as intended, GPF colors comply fully with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and all applicable regulations. Product offers continuous high-speed production, virtually eliminates blow pin and mold cavity plateout, and enables the formulator to simplify the product by removing expensive and hard-to-use additives. An expanded fluorescent color line may be achieved by combining with other FDA-compliant pigments.

DOMINION COLOUR CORPORATION

Color pigments include bismuth vanadate yellows, indanthrone blue, isoindoline yellow, monoazo, dairylide and benzimidazolone yellows and oranges, azo and quinacridone reds and maroons; DPP reds; carbazole violet; phthalo blues and greens. Organic pigments include easy-dispersing, heat-resistant, transparent and opaque grades. Also single-pigment concentrates and liquid dispersions.

EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO.

Color concentrates for PP and PE. Also Eastobrite OB-1 and OB-3 optical brighteners for virgin and recycled PP, nylon, PET, PVC, and PS polymers and fibers.

GENERAL COLOR, LLC

Custom dry-color blends and color concentrates with uv protection, temperature stability, and nonreactivity for extrusion, rotomolding, blow and injection molding. Color computer ensures quality and batch-to-batch repeatability. JIT-compatible delivery programming and fast turnaround on orders as small as 5 lb and up to 80,000 lb.

Offers a universal concentrate for use in all resins, including styrenics, ABS, PE, and PP. Dry color is provided in standard and low-dusting versions. Fluorescent matches, high-gloss products, and other specialties.

INTERPLASTIC CORPORATION

CoREZYN pigment paste concentrate for polyester or epoxy systems. Polyester vehicle is compatible with polyesters, epoxies, and vinyl esters. Recommended for polyester SMC/BMC.

Also Silmar colorants for composites, cast polymer and solid-surface markets.

LANXESS CORPORATION

Bayplast chromatic organic pigments designed for easy dispersement demonstrate high heat resistance and good to excellent lightfastness. Line consists of quinacridones, perylenes and phthalos. Patented granular form offers advantages, which include low dusting for quicker cleanup and a positive environmental impact, higher bulk density for easier and cheaper storage, free flowing for ease of incorporation and use with automatic metering systems, and a better solubility for greater dispersibility and processing.

Macrolex dyes have good transparency, high tinting strength and ease of use. Macrolex also supplied in microgranular form.

Bayferrox synthetic iron oxide pigments based on the Laux manufacturing process demonstrate superior performance characteristics, particularly when used with polyolefins and are available in various shades of red, black and yellow as well as blended browns. Reds are temperature stable to about 1000[degrees]C.

Colortherm yellow iron oxides and zinc ferrites with improved temperature capabilities offer superior lightfastness, can be compounded in concentrate, and find applications in polyolefins and some engineering plastics.

Lightfast mixed metal oxide pigments offer high temperature stability, superior lightfastness and resin compatibility. Products, which are not blends, result from solid-state synthetic reactions that take place under calcination conditions; and include lemon yellows, blues, greens and black.

MILLIKEN CHEMICAL

ClearTint colors offer the clearest and brightest colors for transparent polypropylene. ClearTint can be used as light tint to mask residual haze or for deep, rich shades. ClearTint colors enhance aesthetics while maintaining the glass clarity look of Millad NX 8000 clarified polypropylene.

PENN COLOR, INC.

Concentrated liquid and solid pigment dispersions and color concentrates for vinyl homopolymers and copolymers, plasticizers, nylon, cellulosics, acrylics, polyester, epoxy, urethane, PE, PP, ABS, and PS.

PLASTICS COLOR CORPORATION

We're a global provider of custom polymer solutions, compounds, colorants, and additive masterbatches in an extensive range of markets. PCC supports a wide variety of manufacturing processes, materials and additive packages that include: process additives, pigment blends and thermoplastic compounds of all types.

POLYONE

Wide range of custom and standard colorants in dry, liquid and concentrate forms. Products compatible with most injection molding, extrusion, foam molding, blow molding, wire and cable coating, rotational molding, and other dispersion-critical applications for all thermoplastics. Available for all commodity resins and engineering resins such as nylon, PC, acetal, TPE, PBT, PETG, TPU, EVA, SAN, and TVC. Most available in heavy-metal-free formulations.

Dry colorants economically produced in small quantities, bulk containers, or preweighed packages and include a free-flow additive for use in color-metering equipment.

Concentrates in a wide spectrum of colors can incorporate uv stabilizers, antioxidants, flame retardants, and other performance additives. Custom formulations are available for pellet dimensions, letdown ratios, and FDA and CONEG certification as well as recycling requirements.

Custom concentrates for special visual effects include fluorescents, pearlescents, iridescents, phosphorescents, granites, marbles, and metallics. Performance concentrates include laser codeable, low plate-out, antistats, lubricants, uv inhibitors, antioxidants, blowing agents, slips and antiblocks. Most wire and cable concentrates based on Munsell color standards but are suitable for other applications.

Liquid dispersions custom formulated for most thermoplastic resins in all typical molding applications.

Black and white concentrates for LDPE, LLDPE, PP and PS. Specific grades for film, sheet, profiles, pipe, and injection molding.

Company recently launched a new line of colorants and additives for use in biodegradable polymers. These include the OnColor Bio Colorants and OnCap Bio Additives, which are said to be highly suited for enduse applications ranging from shopping and garbage bags, food and beverage packaging, and bottles and caps.

RIVERDALE GLOBAL

Custom-matched liquid colorants for most thermoplastics. Liquid products supplied in 5-gal pails, 30-gal drums, or returnable tote bins.

MacBeth computer system for matching and color development work. Colorants formulated with high performance organic and inorganic pigments, or dyes in a universally compatible vehicle system, which meets FDA requirements. Fluorescent, pearlescent, photochromatic, and granite (speckled) specialty pigments.

Multifunctional dispersion produced in liquid form.

ROCKWOOD PIGMENTS NA, INC.

Manufacturer and processor of pigments that include high-strength red, yellow and black synthetic iron oxides as well as transparent iron oxides, cadmium pigments, lead and chrome-free pigments, complex inorganic and high heat-stable pigments. Other products include FDA-approved color pigments, chromium oxide greens and cobalt blues.

ROYCE CHEMICAL PASSAIC COLOR & CHEMICAL

Solvent dyes for PS, ABS, polyacrylic, and rigid vinyl are fast to light and fast to bleeding. Standard packages of 100 lb or less. Special packaging for a moderate charge. Conforms to ISO standards.

SHEPHERD COLOR CO., THE

Complex inorganic color pigments include cobalt aluminate blues, cobalt chrome aluminate turquoises, cobalt titanate greens, nickel titanate yellows, chrome titanate buffs, iron titanate browns, iron-free titanate browns, copper chromite blacks, IR reflective blacks, cobalt violets, and manganese violets, all supplied as dry powder. Produced by high-temperature calcination process, pigments are nonbleeding, chemically inert, lightfast, weather-resistant, and heat stable. Typical applications are in extrusion and powder coat systems for thermoplastics and thermosets including rigid and flexible PVC, vinyl, PE, PP, PS, PUR, PVDF, nylon, ABS, PC, and other engineering resins and reinforced plastics.

Complete color range of Arctic infrared reflecting pigments available. Starlight special effect pigments available in a range of particle sizes. These silver-coated glass flakes and microspheres provide a dazzling sparkle and reflectivity. May be processed in single- and twin-screw equipment without influence on reflectivity.

TECHMER PM, LLC

Color concentrates for extrusion coating, cast and blown film, fibers, injection molding, sheet, and profiles. Products can be formulated for nonheavy metal and FDA applications.

Wide range of liquid and color concentrates include new high-strength concentrates for a broad array of plastics including polyolefins, nylon, ABS, PET, PBT, PBT/ ABS blends and ABS/PC blends. AccelMax SC "super concentrates" utilize advanced carrier resins from DuPont to provide broader compatibility with polar and nonpolar resins than carriers based on PE or acrylate copolymers. They have loading up to 90% and boast excellent dispersion, shear and thermal properties.

TEKNOR COLOR CO. DIV. OF TEKNOR APEX CO.

Color concentrates for PS, PE, PP, ABS, SAN, TPE, TPR, EVA, nylon, PC, and acrylic. Standard and custom colors. Specialty products include MedaLustre, granite/ speckled and sparkle/glitter color effects, FDA-sanctioned ingredients, fluorescents, pearlescents, and edge-glow/neon colors.

Bio-based concentrates compatible with PLA, PHB, PHBV and PBAT. Product line compliant with ASTM D6400 composting standard and ASTM D6866 standard for bio-based products.

Color Crystals line of highly loaded, superconcentrates for PE, PP, TPE, EVA, and flexible PVC. Color Spheres line of super-concentrates in 0.03-in. mini bead with pigment additives to 80%. S series formulated for use in PS, ABS and K-resin. P series for use in PE, PP, EVA and TPE. Ultracolor line of super concentrates with pigment additives as high as 80% formulated especially for PS, ABS, K-resin, and SAN.

Wire and cable and profile colors available for PE and XLPE. Typical letdown ratios are 100:1 and 50:1.

Dry color line for rotational molding includes color, stat-free additives, fluorescent colors, granite effects, fragrances, etc. Conventional line for injection molders, blow molders, sheet extruders, and calendering films.

Also offer Additive Tracer that allows for manufacturers to quickly test for additive levels with handheld XRF device.

UNITED MINERAL & CHEMICAL CORP.

Pigments include full color range of highheat, nonbleeding, no-plateout fluorescents; 6SSU Natural and GSS color series phosphorescent pigments; high brightness and extended afterglow LumiNova phosphorescent pigments; cadmium pigments for special engineering resins in a range of yellows, oranges, reds and maroons in both CP and lithopone forms; organic pigments such as Red Lake C, Red 2B, lithol rubines, diarylide yellows, and phthalocyanine blue and green.

Fillers

AKROCHEM CORP.

Fillers include calcium carbonates, kaolin clays, alumina trihydrates, wood and fiber flocks, wood flours, micas, magnesium carbonates, and precipitated amorphous silica.

EXPANCEL AKZONOBEL

Thermoplastic microspheres are ultra-lightweight, flexible, and resilient. Average density between 0.025 and 0.060 g/cc; average particle diam. of 20 to 140 microns. Uniform cell structure and compatibility with resins such as PUR, epoxies, PVC, and PE. Also used in polyesters as a lightweight filler that imparts enough flexibility to the composite to reduce cracking and brittleness.

Available unexpanded for in-situ foaming. RIM applications incorporate Expancel DU (dry, unexpanded) to achieve target densities and reduce shrinkage. PVC plastisols use Expancel DU for uniform, controlled voids in foaming. Grades available at expansion temperatures from 176 to 400 F.

IMERYS FILTRATION & ADDITIVES

Diatomaceous silicas (diatomite) used as antiblock agents in LDPE, LLDPE, and HDPE films. Use levels can range from 0.1% to 1%. Diatomite lends itself well to masterbatching at levels of 50% by weight. Super Floss grade offers good optical properties at an economical cost.

IMERYS CARBONATES NORTH AMERICA

Provides a variety of calcium carbonate, feldspar, kaolin clay, mica and other mineral products. These minerals bring various functional properties to plastic substrates including reduced blocking, process improvement/ reduced cycle times, increased stiffness, increased impact, improved adhesion to paper, opacity for BOPP film, and nucleation for foamed products.

IMERYS PERFORMANCE MINERALS AND TALC

Specialty, micronized, and commodity talc products as well as high quality phlogopite and muscovite micas for PP, PE, other polyolefins, TPOs, many engineering thermoplastics, and select thermoset polymers, inlcuding patented and proprietary specialty HAR (high-aspect-ratio) and submicron Jetfine talcs, high performance Cimpact and JetFil line of macrocrystalline talcs; high performing Suzorite and Muscovite mica products, Mistron talcs for film antiblocking and for rubber applications, and other wellknown brands of Stellar, JetFil, Silverline, Nicron and Vertal macro-crystalline and micro-crystalline talcs, Kings Mountain and Suzorite micas, plus special surface modified talc and mica grades for enhanced performance in scratch resistance, heat stability, odor reduction, impact resistance, etc.

NANOMATERIALS, INC.

Manufactures and distributes nano-sized inorganic and organic powders (nanophase, nanocrystal, submicron, ultrafine, nanoparticles, nanotubes, quantum dots, and nanoballs).

POLYONE

Specialty additive concentrates in either solid or liquid form, with or without colorants, available containing fillers and other additives.

R.J. MARSHALL COMPANY, THE MARSHALL ADDITIVE TECHNOLOGIES

ATH, calcium sulfate (gypsum), calcium carbonate, and lightweight fillers. Available separately or in combination with guaranteed properties such as viscosity, gel time, and color. Special-effect fillers available for cast polymer products.

Also Spraylite filler systems for making high quality gelcoated, acrylic, or laminated structures. Benefits include lowering resin consumption and reducing the amount of glass used.

TEKNOR COLOR CO. DIV. OF TEKNOR APEX CO.

Mineral filler concentrates available in various thermoplastic resin carriers and in a range of filler loadings. Custom filler concentrates with additive and processing-aid packages available.

U.S. SILICA CO.

Min-U-Sil micronized silica from 5 to 40 micron top size; Sil-Co-Sil ground silica from 40 to 125 micron top size; and Snow-Tex calcined kaolin clay.

Min-U-Sil and Sil-Co-Sil contain at least 99.5% pure SiO2 and are used in products requiring rigid control of physical and chemical properties. Durability and chemical inertness suit them to epoxies and unsaturated polyesters.

Snow-Tex, a superior Ti[O.sup.2] extender for PVC systems, has a high covering power, gives desirable flow properties and reduces the amount of costly pigments required.

UNIMIN CORPORATION

Offers silica, nepheline syenite, and feldspar. Whole-grain and ground silica offered for polyester and epoxy systems. High-quality nepheline syenite is good for thermoplastics where color is important. Nepheline also used in PVC and polyester gel coats to maintain color clarity, and in BMC for patio furniture or microwave cookware that's resistant to staining. Also a proven antiblock for PE where clarity is important.

VANDERBILT CHEMICALS, LLC RUBBER & PLASTICS DEPARMENT

Wollastonite (calcium meta-silicate) for polyesters, nylon and other resins. Grades offered include Vansil W-10 (2% retained on 200 mesh), Vansil W-20 (2% retained on 325 mesh), Vansil W-30 (0.06% retained on 325 mesh), Vansil W-40 (0.3 % retained on 325 mesh), Vansil W-50 (0.1% retained on 200 mesh), Vansil WG (20% retained on 200 mesh), Vansil HR-325 (0.5% retained on 325 mesh), and Vansil HR-1500 (2.5% retained on 200 mesh).

Vancote silane-treated Vansil wollastonite is used to improve flexural and impact strength, and dimensional stability.

Clay products in different particle sizes include Dixie clay (0.2-micron average) and McNamee clay (2-micron average).

Flame Retardants

A. SCHULMAN, INC.

Polyflam flame-retardant concentrates include Polyflam RS 425C3 for 3:1 letdown in high-heat, high-impact PS to give UL 94V-0; and highly stable Polyflam RCP 770 for LDPE and HDPE film with letdown ratios from 10:1 to 4:1.

AMERICHEM INC.

Flame-retardant concentrates in standard formulations or custom made. Pellets, cubes and powders available for use in most thermoplastics. Concentrates can incorporate color and/or other additives.

AMPACET CORP.

Flame-retardant concentrate No. 11341 used in polyolefin film extrusion and injection molding.

Concentrate FR 11371 reportedly can be processed at 600[degrees]F without adverse side effects and is suitable for HDPE, LDPE and their copolymers. Applications include extrusion coating of scrims for canvas replacement, construction paper and films, disposable clothing, and oil-can stock.

Concentrate FR 40173 with a maximum operating temperature of 520[degrees]F aimed primarily at unfilled PP. Its ability to disperse thoroughly and uniformly throughout the polymer reportedly makes it suitable for mono- and multifilament extrusion. Other applications are carpet backing, face yarn, rope, injection molded chairs, pipe fittings, and extruded film, sheet, and profiles.

ARKADIA PLASTICS, INC.

Thermoplastic compounder and formulator with blends and alloys with research and development capabilities. More than 40 years of experience in compounding, research and development, and technical service.

CLARIANT ADDITIVE MASTERBATCHES

Cesa-flam masterbatches offer a wide range of efficient and universally usable halogenated flame retardants as well as some specific halogen-free solutions. Unlike flame retardants that are incorporated into the polymer molecule during polymerization, flame-retardant masterbatches allow variable dosing levels and thus enhance flexibility during process. Effects may be either physical or chemical, occurring in either the gaseous or solid phase. Custom masterbatches also available along with masterbatches that combine active ingredients with selected pigments and dyestuffs.

CLARIANT CORP. PIGMENTS

Offers several grades of Exolit ammonium polyphosphate-based flame retardants for PUR foams, thermoplastics, elastomers, and thermosets.

Exolit AP 760 is particularly suitable for PP and PE, meeting UL94 V-0 flame retardant specifications. AP 751 fuctionalized version is for fiber reinforced PP compounds. Other new halogen-free grades are Exolit OP 550 reactive liquid phosphorous-based polyol for flexible and rigid polyether foams and new Exolit OP range of flame retardants for polyamide and polyester applications.

DOVER CHEMICAL CORP. SUB. OF ICC INDUSTRIES, INC.

Chlorinated paraffins include Chlorez resin grades (70% chlorine) and Paroil and Chloroflo liquid grades (30-70% chlorine). Liquid grades serve dual function of plasticizer and flame retardant in plastics and elastomers. Resin grades serve as low-cost flame-retardant extenders for chlorinated rubber, epoxies, etc. High halogen content offers maximum flame retardancy in polyolefins, urethanes, and unsaturated polyesters. Also Chlorez 700-SSNP, a 74% chlorine resin with ultra-high melt point of 320[degrees]F recommended for polyolefins and styrenics.

FRX POLYMERS, INC

Provides polymeric, environmentally-friendly, flame retardant solutions to the plastics industry. Our non-halogenated polyphosphonate copolymers and homopolymers provide a range of toughness, are transparent, possess high melt flow and achieve the highest limiting oxygen index of all commercially available thermoplastics. FRX Polymers are particularly well suited for use as both inherently flame retardant plastics and as polymeric flame retardent additives.

ICL-IP AMERICA INC

Produces a series of high quality flame retardants, applicable to a wide range of plastics, polymers and polymer alloys. Comprehensive range of bromine based and phosphorus-based flame retardants, fire resistant plasticizers and hydraulic fluids for high demanding applications. Product line also includes high-purity grades of magnesium hydroxide and an ATO replacment synergist

IMERYS PERFORMANCE MINERALS AND TALC

Talc and Mica could be used in flame retardant formulations for improving mechanical properties. High aspect ratio products such as Luzenac HAR talc as well as mica products are most sutiable as they offer enhanced barier properties that could improve flame retardant performance in many formulations. Talc products also help with enhancing char content and char strength in flame retardant formulations.

KENRICH PETROCHEMICALS, INC.

Ken-React pyrophosphate-derived titanate coupling agents are said to act also as flame retardants. When used with mineral fillers, they reportedly enhance flame resistance without an increase in cost or handling difficulty or loss of physical and rheological properties relative to unfilled or lightly filled compounds. Product is said to prevent splaying or exudation of antimony oxide/halogentype systems.

LANXESS CORPORATION

Disflamoll phosphoric acid esters serve as flame-retardant plasticizers in PVC. Line includes various aryl, alkyl, and alkylaryl esters.

MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC.

SFR 100 high-viscosity silicone fluid may be used as a flame retardant in polyolefins and needs no antimony oxide when compounded properly with a Group IIA metal organic salt and other ingredients. Will improve impact resistance of olefins, especially at low temperatures. Also results in easier mold fill and lower-temperature processing and can meet UL 94V-0/V5 flammability criteria.

NWP, INC.

Produces a proprietary line of polyolefin flame-retardant compounds and concentrates serving wire & cable, molding and extrusion markets. Also manufactures XR Sheet, a wood-filled polypropylene sheet serving automotive, transportation and building & construction markets.

PLASTICS COLOR CORPORATION

PCC now offers a new line of safe, nonhalogenated flame retardant systems for polypropylene. FlamaSol FR contains no decabromodiphenyl oxide (decabrome) nor antimony, two common ingredients in most flame retardant packages. Decabrome and antimony trioxide are considered potentially toxic and are thus being eliminated in flame retardant formulations, with manufacturing scheduled to cease in 2012.

The PCC Solutions Center developed FlamaSol FR in response to a rising need in the marketplace for safer flame resistant plastics. Our team of scientists at PCC tested a wide variety of materials under simulated temperature and combustion conditions to find the best formulations for our customers.

PCC's new non-brominated flame retardant PP system produces superb extinguishing performance without the use of these hazardous chemicals. FlamaSol FR is ideal for use in construction materials (electrical conduit, junction boxes, switch boxes), warehousing products (shelving and pallets), personal electronic equipment (computers, printers and televisions) and other applications where extreme heat may cause ignition. Products made with FlamaSol FR will self-extinguish, protecting surroundings and personnel from fire hazards.

FlamaSol FR for PP surpasses testing standards of UL 94 and ANSI 4996 for plastic pallets and performs better than our previous flame retardant systems. FlamaSol FR PP is appropriate for use in injection molding, extrusion and blow molding applications.

POLYFIL CORP.

FRC-2005 flame retardant/uv stabilizer concentrate system for polyolefins provides a combination of properties for film, sheet, foams and molded articles. Properties include low specific gravity; no degradation of physical properties of base polymer; longterm thermal and uv protection; non-yellowing and non-blooming; no heavy metals; no forming of dioxins when heated or incinerated; passing UL, MVSS-302 and NFPA flame tests when properly formulated. Variations available for low- and high density PE and PP.

POLYMER ADDITIVES GROUP

New Series of Charmax FS products offering improve Smoke Suppression performance versus AOM New Series of Charmax HF products for intumescent based FR systems

POLYONE

Flame-retardant concentrates for use in PE and PP. At proper letdowns, products meet UL, NFPA, and SAE specifications.

R.J. MARSHALL COMPANY, THE MARSHALL ADDITIVE TECHNOLOGIES

An extensive line of flame retardants and smoke suppressants including alumina trihydrate (ATH), magnesium hydroxide, zinc borate, zinc stannate, zinc hydroxystannate, antimony oxide, ammonium octamolybdate and molybdenum oxide. Our proprietary C-TEC product line is designed to be cost effective replacements of antimony trioxide and ammonium octamolybdate (AOM).

TECHMER PM, LLC

Halogenated or nonhalogenated concentrates for polyolefins in extrusion coating, cast and blown film, injection molding, sheet, profiles, and fibers.

TEKNOR COLOR CO. DIV. OF TEKNOR APEX CO.

Flame-retardant concentrates for PE and PS at various letdown ratios and for PVC wire and cable applications.

UNITED MINERAL & CHEMICAL CORP.

Offers full range of antimony trioxides.

Impact Modifiers

ARKEMA INC. TECHNICAL POLYMERS

Metablen MBS impact modifiers for rigid PVC bottles, sheet, film, and injection molding. FDA-approved for food-grade PVC.

Metablen S weatherable silicone-acrylic impact modifiers for high-performance rigid PVC applications such as sheet, profiles, and injection molding. Metablen P acrylic processing aids used in any rigid PVC applications as well as flexible PVC.

Durastrength 200 weatherable acrylic impact modifier for rigid PVC siding, profiles, and injection molding.

Series of Durastrength and Thermocel multifunctional systems used for weatherable rigid siding, profiles, and PVC foams.

BRENNTAG CANADA INC. PLASTICS & COLOR CONCENTRATES

Impact modifiers for polystyrene and polyolefin applications.

DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY, ELASTOMERS

Offers a variety of elastomers that can be used as impact modifiers. Included are Engage polyolefin elastomers (POEs), which can be used in PP and functionally grafted for use in engineering resins; and Nordel IP EPDM, which functions as an impact modifier and low-profile additive in thermoset polyester SMC and BMC.

DOW PLASTICS ADDITIVES, PERFORMANCE DIVISION

Paraloid and Paraloid EXL are all-acrylic or MBS impact modifiers for vinyl and other engineering resins. Paraloid KM-300, Paraloid KM-5000/4000 series and the premium Paraloid KM-XIOOPro all-acrylic impact modifiers add toughness, color retention and weatherability to vinyls for longterm outdoor exposure. KM-XIOOPro and KM-5450 include processing aid. Paraloid KM-377 acrylic impact modifier can reduce gloss significantly. Specialized additives or processing is not necessary to attain a premium wood-like siding surface. Paraloid KM-377 will also narrow the variability in gloss due to processing variations. Paraloid BTA-700 series MBS impact modifiers give superior toughness in nonweatherable applications. BTA-736S offers high-impact efficiency with superior clarity and good resistance to crease whitening. BTA-753ER gives maximum toughness at ambient or low temperature in general-purpose opaque vinyl. Paraloid EXL-3300 series acrylic tougheners are for weatherable applications of engineering resins requiring good color retention. EXL-3330 offers good inherent thermal stability, resistance to uv degradation, and balance of toughness. EXL-3361 gives enhanced thermal stability and good balance of properties including colorability. Paraloid EXL3600 series MBS tougheners for engineering resins give superior low-temperature impact resistance. EXL-3611 is a reactive toughener for nylon. EXL-3691A is a general-purpose toughener providing a balance of low-temperature impact resistance and modulus for engineering resins. The Paraloid series of specialty and multifunctional additives are designed for adding only one product to the blending operation. Paraloid KM-5450 and Paraloid KM-XIOOPro contain impact modifier and processing aids. Paraloid multifunctional additives are blended in a liquid state and isolated into powder as one product. This ensures accurate ratios of the components and consistent performance.

DUPONT PACKAGING & INDUSTRIAL POLYMERS

Company's toughening technologies involve ethylene terpolymers, ionomers, and grafted polyolefins.

Ethylene terpolymers provide impact resistance over a broad temperature range, particularly at low temperatures, for various thermoplastics. In thermoplastics, ethylene terpolymers improve impact resistance of PVC, ABS, SAN, SMA, and PC. In PVC they offer improved weatherability and easier processing resulting from a reduction in melt viscosity. Weatherability is also improved in ABS.

Surlyn ionomer resins provide low-temperature impact properties in nylon 6 and nylon 66. In TPOs, ionomers enhance abrasion resistance and paintability.

In reinforced PP and PE compounds, Fusabond anhydride-grafted polyolefin modifiers improve toughness by increasing adhesion between reinforcements and the resin matrix. Fusabond N anhydride-grafted EP rubbers provide superior toughening in 6 and 66 nylon.

EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO.

Epolene G-3003 and G-3015 function as coupling agents to improve impact strength in highly filled polymers such as polyolefins and nylon polymers.

EXPANCEL AKZONOBEL

Expancel expandable thermoplastic microspheres used as blowing agents and low-density fillers also serve as impact modifiers for thermosets and elastomers. Resilient nature of spheres allows deformation without breakage, thereby improving impact resistance and reducing stress. In elastomeric materials, the resiliency of Expancel improves compatibility between filler and matrix material.

EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL CO. POLYMERS GROUP

Exact polyolefin plastomer impact modifiers for PP, PE, and styrenic block copolymers. Exxelor reactive polymers are functionally grafted polyolefins used for impact modifying engineering thermoplastics and polyolefins.

Exxpro specialty elastomers with bromine functionality are durable and weatherable. Provide impact enhancement in a number of different polymers for extreme environments.

Other impact modifiers include Escor acid terpolymers, Iotek ionomers, and Optema ethylene methyl acrylate (EMA) polymers.

EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL CO.

SpectraSyn liquid polymer modifiers improve polyolefins by enhancing their performance range. SpectraSyn polymer modifiers can be used to enhance impact strength, flexibility, elongation, elasticity, and optical properties of all types of polyethylenes, polypropylenes, TPOs, TPVs, ethylene plastomers, and specialty olefinic TPEs. They also have some compatibility with styrenic TPEs such as those based on SEBS. SpectraSyn polymer modifiers are highly compatible with polyolefins and have minimal effect on heat resistance. They also improve processability and filler dispersion by lowering melt viscosity, which can improve cycle times and line speeds.

KRATON POLYMERS

Leading global producer of engineered polymers and pioneering producer of styrenic block copolymers. SBCs are highlyengineered thermoplastic elastomers that enhance the performance of numerous products by delivering a variety of attributes, including greater flexibility, resilience, strength, durability and processability. Polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, and medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. Offers approximately 800 products to more than 700 customers in over 60 countries worldwide.

LANXESS CORPORATION

Baymod ABS powdermodifiers for PVC include products for rigid indoor and exterior weatherable applications. They provide improved impact resistance and heat-distortion temperatures for PVC alloys used for injection molding and extrusion. Applications include business-machine housings, profile extrusions, and semi-flexible or rigid calendered thermoformable sheets.

Baymod EVA copolymers can be used as weatherable impact modifiers for rigid vinyl extrusions such as window profiles.

Levapren AVA copolymers act as "permanent plasticizers" for flexible compounds requiring improved extraction resistance and aging properties.

MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC.

Silane coupling agents, when used with reinforcements, can be improve impact strength, tensile strength, and other properties such as detergent resistance and dimensional stability.

ZEON CHEMICALS L.P.

Specialty synthetic rubbers include Nipol, DuoMod and Zealloy nitrile rubber (NBR), Zetpol hydrogenated nitrile rubber (HNBR), HyTemp polyacrylate (ACM), Hydrin epichlorohydrin (ECO) and Zeotherm thermoplastic vulcanizates.

Specific grades are tailored for use as impact modifiers, plasticizers, processing aids, and lubricants for flexible and rigid PVC, ABS, nylon, TPEs, blends/alloys, epoxies, and phenolics. Applications include calendered and extruded PVC, wire and cable, pipe, molded machine housings, aerospace and industrial composites, and friction products.

Lubricants and Processing Aids

AKROCHEM CORP.

Vegetable and petroleum waxes, calcium and zinc stearates, and silicone fluids.

AMERICHEM INC.

Specialty lubricant concentrates for most thermoplastics reportedly improve wear resistance and mold release, reduce warpage and rejects, lower material and energy costs, make finishing easier, and reduce tool wear. Available in cubes, pellets or as powders, alone or in multifunctional concentrates with other additives and/or colors.

AXEL PLASTICS RESEARCH LABORATORIES

AXEL's MoldWiz process aid additives are proprietary chemical formulations focused the needs of both resin compounders and molders. AXEL's MoldWiz additives are specially engineered for optimum performance, with formulations for commodity thermoplastic resins ; engineering grade and advanced polymer resins; thermosetting resins; urethanes and rubbers. MoldWiz additives are available in 100% active powder, pellet, and liquid form. MoldWiz formulations include products suitable for optically clear resins as well as many products that are suitable for food grade plastics.

MoldWiz additives can:

* Improve resin flow

* Increase through-put in compounding or master-batch operations

* Reduce cycle time in injection molding

* Provide easy release from mold cavities

* Promote dispersion of fillers and color

* Enhance wetting of reinforcements

* Leave molded parts clean, and ready for secondary processes

* Improve scratch resistance surface appearance of molded parts

CHEM-PAK INC.

Complete line of specialty lubricants for OEM and private label use. Products include AntiSeize compounds, Moly lubricants, Metal Tap 5 food-grade specialty lubricants, dry film lubricants, and light- and heavy-duty lubricants for high-temperature applications.

CHEM-TREND L.P.

Lubricants include water-based and CFC-free external release agents for flexible and rigid PUR, reinforced polyester, rotomolding, thermoset and thermoplastic molding. Perma-Mold releases specifically for rigid urethane foam. Mono-Coat semi-permanent formulations can double mold productivity, while giving multiple releases. Product does not build up on mold or transfer to part. Company also provides custom formulating.

CLARIANT ADDITIVE MASTERBATCHES

Cesa-slip lubricant masterbatches improve flow characteristics of plastics during processing and also reduce frictional resistance of end-product surfaces while enhancing both appearance and function. Custom masterbatches also available along with masterbatches that combine active ingredients with selected pigments and dyestuffs.

CLARIANT CORP. PIGMENTS

Complete line of waxes includes Montan, PE, PP and micronized waxes, and ethylene bisstearamide. Benefits include pigment dispersion, lubrication, mold release, compatabilization and nucleation. Products used in polyolefins, PVC, rubber and engineering resins.

DOW PLASTICS ADDITIVES, PERFORMANCE DIVISION

Advawax specialty wax, slip and antiblocking agents are designed for use in ABS, vinyl, PS and other polymers. Bisamide wax ADVAWAX 280 is FDA-compliant for food and packaging. Advalube specialty lubricants designed for challenging processing in vinyl, PC and polyolefins. ADVAPAK lubricating stabilizers offer superior processing for pipe extrusion, siding and profile extrusions and molded fittings.

PARALOID K 100 series acrylic processing aids produce rapid fusion, homogeneous melt, increased melt strength, and easy thermoformability in rigid vinyls. Applications include those requiring weatherability for long-term outdoor exposure such as building products and nonweatherable clear and opaque uses such as containers, film, and sheet.

Series includes PARALOID K-120ND for superior clarity and dispersibility, PARALOID K-125 for high efficiency, and PARALOID K-175 for lubricating to reduce sticking and plateout. PARALOID K-445 is a specialty processing aid, which allows substantial density reduction and superior surface for foamed vinyl.

SURECEL is a high performance foam cell stabilizer for free foam applications where the ability to manufacture very thick cellular PVC sheet parts at low density are attractive attributes. Series includes SURECEL 445, SURECEL T-50 and SURECEL T-55. SURECEL 445 is an acrylic additive which promotes a fine and well controlled foam cell structure in free foam sheet and celuka profiles. SURECEL T-50 is a high efficiency acrylic foam cell promoter designed to enable the extrusion of foam sheet at a density lower than conventional process aid technology. Finally, SURECEL T-55 foam cell promoter was developed for cellular vinyl applications such as free-foam sheet where reduction of part density to 0.55 g/cc is desired. SURECEL T-55 is also effective in Celuka process applications where greater efficiency and excellent cell structure are required.

EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO.

Epolene low-molecular-weight polyolefins as extrusion lubricants for rigid PVC. Also useful as processing and mold-release lubricants for ABS, polyesters, PC, nylons, polybutylenes and PE.

EMERY OLEOCHEMICALS GREEN POLYMER ADDITIVES

Loxiol ester wax additives include internal and external lubricants:

* Glycerol esters for co-stabilizing effect and flow. Useful in clear PVC and FDA-approved applications.

* Simple esters such as Loxiol G-32, G40 and G60 for thermal stability, low water sensitivity, and replacement of amide waxes.

* Partial esters of polyfunctional alcohols such as Loxiol P728 for balancing properties of ester internal lubricants.

* Polymeric polyfunctional alcohol fatty acid compounds for metal release, and as economical replacements for montan esters and F-T waxes.

* Ester-based co-stabilizing lubricants for improvement in thermostability of PVC formulations, reducing stabilizer levels. Recommended for opaque, rigid PVC fittings, profiles, siding, sheet, and foamed PVC.

Most have FDA approval for use with food and impart good clarity to transparent articles such as vacuum formable blisterpack sheet and bottles. Applications in PVC, rigid frames and PC, phenolics, acrylics and nylons. Advantages include good printability, water-blush resistance, reduction of die swell, prevention of sinks in injection molding, superior melt flow, lower plateout, and improved compatibility.

Paraffin-free co-stabilizing esters for rigid PVC extrusion, high output, low plateout and optimal process window.

EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL CO.

SpectraSyn liquid polymer modifiers improve polyolefins by lowering their melt viscosity, which enables faster cycles and line speeds and also aids filler dispersions. These modifiers also enhance flexibility, toughness, and elasticity of polyethylenes, polypropylenes, TPOs, TPVs, ethylene plastomers, and specialty olefinic TPEs. They also have some compatibility with styrenic TPEs such as those based on SEBS. SpectraSyn polymer modifiers are highly compatible with polyolefins and have minimal effect on heat resistance.

KENRICH PETROCHEMICALS, INC.

Titanate coupling agents said to be highly effective lubricants at use levels below 2% of filler content. In filled systems they reportedly cut need for processing lubricants by 75-90%. Titanate and zirconate coupling agents also increase flow of unfilled polymers.

Kenplast ESB cumyl phenol benzoate, a solid processing aid, said to improve molding and extrusion characteristics and enhance physical properties of finished product. Used in PVC extrusion, RIM urethanes, and nylon processing.

MCGEE INDUSTRIES INC. MCLUBE DIV.

Lubricants for all types of applications include dry film coatings, oils, greases, pastes and anti-seize products.

PCS COMPANY

NanoCeramicMoldGrease contains submicroscopic ceramic particles, that have an affinity to steel, suspended in an over based calcium sulfonate thickener within a midviscosity petroleum based paste. The result is a super low coefficient of friction lubricant with unsurpassed resilience and superior adhesion. NanoCeramicMoldGrease lasts 10 times longer than conventional greases. Extreme shear stability prevents softening and run out during use. Operating temperature range: -40[degrees]F to 800[degrees]F. The ceramic particles can temporarily lubricate to 2,500[degrees]F. Sulfonate chemistry is a known corrosion and rust inhibitor. High load bearing properties. NSF Food Grade Approved. Viscosity is maintained across a wide temperature range. Low dielectric constant. Does not contain PTFE or silicon.

Applications: slides, angle pins, leader pins and bushings, return pins, lifter rods, guided ejection systems, locks, molding machinery, robotic automation, auxiliary equipment.

POLNOX CORP.

The Company has developed high performance antioxidants for plastics and lubricants based on its proprietary DT-mPM technology providing superior performance. Our innovative technmology provides excellent thermo-oxidative stability to a wide range of materials including polyolefins, petroleum-, synthetic- and bio-based lubricants.

POLYFIL CORP.

PAC-0154 is an economical, high-efficiency processing-aid concentrate said to offer a superior combination of properties and lower usage levels than earlier concentrates. At low addition levels, it is said to eliminate melt fracture, die buildup and gel formation. FSC-0500V is a fast-blooming oleamide slip concentrate derived from 100% vegetable sources. It is designed for use in PE foodpackaging films complying with dietary restrictions. It is said to be more cost-effective than erucamide-based slip concentrates.

POLYVEL INC.

Custom lubricant and processing-aid concentrates contain as much as 60% additive. Specialty additive concentrates in pellet form include:

* CR5 recommended for PP to reduce viscosity, increase melt-flow rates, and reduced process temperatures and cycle times during molding at use levels of 0.25-1.0%.

* PA3-FP2 active fluoroelastomer concentrate specifically for use in LLDPE film applications.

* CR20P pelletized peroxide concentrate (20% active peroxide) specifically for use in reprocessing PP and filled PP compounds for decreasing viscosity and increasing melt-flow rate.

* RM40 and RM70 molybdenum disulfide concentrates for lubricating nylon gears and bushings.

STRUKTOL COMPANY OF AMERICA

Struktol Co. of America offers a line of specialty additives designed for superior blending and dispersion as well as lubrication and processing enhancement properties. Products, especially efficient where highly filled plastics are compounded, include: Coupling Agent

* STRUKTOL TPW 243 Compatibilizer for Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Materials. Has the ability to bond organic and inorganic materials by a free radical source through an ionic mechanism initiated by hydrolysis. We also offer STRUKTOL TPW 244 as a powder form.

Flow auxiliaries

* STRUKTOL RP 11 This new additive is designed as a processing additive and mold release, and works especially well in polypropylene to modify viscosity.

* STRUKTOL TR 044W This heat-stabilized processing agent provides improved flow and release in many polymers, and especially for polar or filled engineering resins currently using PETs. Effective in improving processability and physical properties of recycled PET.

* STRUKTOL TR 063A Engineered process additive for nylon resin and compounds designed to provide improved processing characteristics of filled and unfilled polyamides. Typical improvements at the compounding stage are reduced die build-up "die bearding" and die drool. For injection molding applications, processors can expect to see better flow and mold filling vs. typical lubricants such as metal stearates or amide waxes.

Homogenizers/Lubricants

* STRUKTOL TR 151-40 Internal Lubricant for PVC/External Lubricant for Polyolefins Glycerol monostearate (GMS). It is an excellent internal and external lubricant with some anti-static characteristics.

* STRUKTOL TR 219 A unique product; a compatibilizer with lubricants to create a combination product that aids in the incorporation of fillers (mineral or glass) with improved mixing and flow properties as well as mold release. It is for use in Nylon 6 and 6,6 and has been found to also work in PET compounds, especially recycled applications or in the case of PET contaminated with other plastics.

* STRUKTOL TR 229 A unique product that is a combination of blending aid compatibilizer with processing lubricant for use in both PC and PC/ABS blends as well as Nylon 6 and 6,6 compounds. It can be used in FDA applications. It is also ideal for use in recycled applications.

* STRUKTOL TR EBS Dispersant Ethylene bisstearamide wax for a wide range of polymers used for improved dispersion of pigments and fillers and viscosity modification. STRUKTOL TR EBS VG is manufactured from high quality vegetable acid with low iodine value.

* STRUKTOL V-EGS Ethylene Glycol Distearate. A very compatible internal/ external lubricant for rigid PVC.

* STRUKTOL V-HRW Hydroxy Glycerol Ester for PVC and Polymer Processing. A highly compatible lubricant with both internal and external properties.

* STRUKTOL V-PEAS LA Lubricant Additive for PVC and Polymer Processing Pentaerythritol Adipate St. Calender Grade. Use as an external lubricant for calendering.

* STRUKTOL V-PEDS Pentaerythritol Distearate for PVC and Polymer Processing. Excellent as an internal/external lubricant for extruded profiles and molded goods.

* STRUKTOL V-PETS Pentaerythritol Tetrastearate for PVC and Polymer Processing. Functions as an external lubricant for extruded profiles and molded goods.

* STRUKTOL V-SSE Stearyl Stearate for PVC and Polymer Processing. Used in extrusion, calendering and injection molding applications. It also has excellent applicability in extruded complex profile.

Odor Neutralizing/Masking Additive

* STRUKTOL RP 17 This product may be added during compounding, extrusion or molding to eliminate or mask undesirable odors often associated with the addition of post-industrial or post-consumer recyclate streams or other ingredients used in compounding.

Processing/Dispersing Additives

* STRUKTOL RP 28--A compatibilizer and blending aid that reduces splay in colored and/or filled olefins. Extremely compatible with olefins and can be used to increase extrusion output rates.

* STRUKTOL TR 016--An extremely effective lubricant and wetting agent that can be used in a wide variety of polymer systems. Also provides release characteristics.

* STRUKTOL TR 041--FDA-sanctioned nonionic wetting agent aids in the incorporation and dispersion of polar fillers and pigments. Specifically effective for highly loaded flame-retardant compounds.

* STRUKTOL TR 077--An efficient lubricant system that works extremely well in filled and unfilled nylon for processability improvement and increased output rates.

* STRUKTOL TR 121 Slip Agent, Lubricant, Mold Release Agent. A primary oleamide used as a slip agent in polyolefins. Its uniform bloom makes it a valuable flow and release agent in thermoplastics and thermoset elastomers.

* STRUKTOL TR 131 Slip Agent, Lubricant, Mold Release Agent. Erucic acid amide used as a higher temperature slip agent. Its slower migration rate is beneficial for printing films.

* STRUKTOL TR 251 is a blend of anionic and nonionic surfactants for areas where EBS is being used. An effective dispersant and wetting agent for pigments and fillers in a wide variety of polymer systems. STRUKTOL TR 255 is the FDA version.

* STRUKTOL TR 451 Specifically designed for use in highly loaded mineral filled polyolefins. This unique additive allows compounders to utilize untreated minerals while maintaining or improving the processing and physical property characteristics typically associated with treated minerals.

* USP grade STRUKTOL Zinc Stearate available in dust-free, environmentally friendly prill or pellet form is a versatile dispersion and processing additive that meets all USP guidelines for use in pharmaceutical products.

* Clear-melt STRUKTOL Zinc Stearate, available in dust-free, environmentally friendly prill or pellet form is recommended for general-purpose PS where clarity is needed.

Processing Additives for WPC

* STRUKTOL TPW 012 Designed for PVC compounds, especially for composite formulations. It is a blend of internal and external lubricants as well as compatabilizers and processing aids for optimum processing and output rates. This unique system is considered a "one pack" eliminating the need for any other lubes including calcium stearate.

* STRUKTOL TPW 104 Designed primarily for polyethylene and polypropylene composites to compatabilize, improve homogeneity, processability, output rates and surface quality. Has also been used in other polymers.

* STRUKTOL TPW 113 Designed for filled olefin compounds as a processing aid and acts as a synergist to enhance properties where coupling agents are employed.

* STRUKTOL TPW 709 A highly efficient lubricant used when a broad range of composites are in the mix and can be used with or without coupling agents.

Waxes

* STRUKTOL Montan Wax E Montanic Ester Wax. Offers superior plate out resistance for calendered and molded goods.

* STRUKTOL Montan Wax OP Montanic Ester Wax--Partially Saponified. Higher melt temperature alternative to Montan WaxE.

* STRUKTOL PE(0)-300 Oxidized High Molecular Weight Polyethylene. External lubricant for rigid and plasticized PVC.

* STRUKTOL PE(0)-600 Oxidized Low Molecular Weight Polyethylene. External lubricant for rigid and plasticized PVC.

* STRUKTOL V-Wax E Montan Ester Wax Alternative (Processed Natural Wax). Offers superior plate out resistance for calendered and molded goods.

* STRUKTOL V-Wax OP Montan Ester Wax Alternative (Saponified Processed Natural Wax). A higher melt temperature alternative to V-Wax E.

Our Quality Management System has ISO 9001:2008 with Design Certification

TEKNOR COLOR CO. DIV. OF TEKNOR APEX CO.

Lubricants and processing aids including slip, antiblock and internal mold-release additive concentrates in various thermoplastic resin carriers. Formulations can combine custom color with processing aids.

WACKER CHEMICAL CORP.

Silicone fluids and emulsions in several viscosities recommended as internal lubricant additives for thermoplastics. Dimethylpolysiloxane fluids with viscosities of 12,500 and 30,000 cst reportedly most effective when added to most thermoplastics, including nylons and styrenics. Reported benefits include lower coefficients of friction, improved wear resistance, easier demolding, and in many cases, lower melt viscosity, which can speed injection rate and reduce cycle time.

Special functional silicone fluids and emulsions reportedly give unique lubricity and multiple release effects, or allow easier paintability.

Mold-Release Agents

AMERICHEM INC.

Specialty lubricant concentrates for most thermoplastics reportedly improve wear resistance and mold release, reduce warpage and rejects, lower material and energy costs, make finishing easier, and reduce tool wear.

Available in cubes, pellets or as powders, offered alone or in multifunctional concentrates.

AXEL PLASTICS RESEARCH LABORATORIES

AXEL's mold release coatings for include a vast array of water and solvent borne products in both bulk liquid and aerosol packaging. They include multiple release polymeric formulas marketed under the MoldWiz trade mark, and AXEL's longest lasting semi-permanent release coatings, bearing the AXEL's XTEND trademark.

Whatever you mold, and however you mold it, AXEL has a mold release that is perfect for your application.

CHEM-TREND L.P.

Lusin release agents and additives for most molding applications. Products include sacrificial and semi-permanent releases as well as mold cleaners and sealers. Markets served include automotive, aerospace, composites, marine and all other FRP manufacturing processes.

DME COMPANY

Three grades of DME low-build-up, sprayon mold releases to suit a wide array of applications are available in 16-oz cans. All-purpose, economical silicone grade provides dependable performance for most applications. Premium silicone grade is for tougher sticking problems and FDA-approved, food industry applications. The third grade is a paintable mold release for parts to be painted, plated or hot-stamped. Silicone-free and suitable for use with PS and most other resins. Also available is DME Mold Saver to protect molds to be stored for a long period of time, and DME Mold Cleaner to remove corrision-forming substances. In addition, DME carries a wide range of Slide Mold Releases, including light-, medium- and heavy-duty, water-based, specialty and thermoset releases. In addition to DME mold sprays, DME offers a wide range of Slide lubricants.

EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO.

Epolene polyolefin waxes offered as extrusion lubricants for rigid PVC.

Also useful as processing and mold releases for ABS, polyesters, PC, nylons, polybutylenes, and PE.

EMERY OLEOCHEMICALS GREEN POLYMER ADDITIVES

Polymeric polyfunctional esters such as Loxiol G70S for mold release in rigid and flexible PVC.

Other esters such as Loxiol P861/3.5 are effective as mold releases for acrylics, acetals and PC. Loxiol G71S is a mold release for polyurethane. Simple esters include Loxiol G47 for PC.

HURON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Release agents for molding of thermoset resins and composites. Molding specialists and engineers available for circumstances requiring special problem solving. Huron Technologies, Inc. formulates custom release coatings, conditioners and mold cleaners for molding manufacturers polyurethane, rubber, concrete, phenolics and other polymers and composites for automotive, electronic, transportation and construction industries

IMS INDUSTRIAL MOLDING SUPPLIES A DIVISION OF IMS COMPANY

External mold releases in aerosol cans and aerosol tanks, or as bulk concentrates. Silicone releases stocked in various concentrations. Paintable releases include organic oil, water-soluble ester spray and zinc stearate.

Exclusive Econo-Cube system, a preplumbed, turnkey package for applying pure mold-release fluid using compressed air.

Custom, automatic mold-release spray systems also available.

MCGEE INDUSTRIES INC. MCLUBE DIV.

Manufactures semi-permanent release coatings for all types of parts and polymers. Products reportedly offer excellent lubricity and part appearance.

Also new environmentally friendly water-based products, which are FDA approved.

MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC.

Silicone mold-release additives for molded plastics.

PCS COMPANY

NanoMoldCoating is a semi-permanent, self applied mold coating designed to drastically reduce sticking problems, reduce cycle times, scrap and mold maintenance while improving part quality in injection molding, blow molding and rubber molding applications. The coating is created by forming a nano scale barrier from nano formulated molecules that chemically bond to steel, while repelling oil and water. NanoMoldCoating is nontoxic, does not migrate onto plastic parts and can withstand temperatures up to 1000[degrees]F. NanoMoldCoating does not affect the dimensional aspects of parts. NanoMoldCoating can help reduce molding pressures and molding temperatures. NanoMoldCoating can facilitate part release for up to and in many cases exceeding 300,000 cycles per coat, depending on the molded material, fillers, mold design, material flow rates and pressures. NanoMoldCoating can be used for virtually any molded material including heavy glass and mineral filled resins, rubber and silicones and can be applied to any steel or aluminum substrate, as well as other materials. NanoMoldCoating is resistant to most common cleaners and degreasers, so molds can be cleaned without removing the coating. Depending on the application, NanoMoldCoating can completely eliminate the use of traditonal costly mold release sprays. Available in five kit sizes (2ml, 5ml, 15ml, 25ml, 50ml).

PLASTIC PROCESS EQUIPMENT, INC.

Silicone mold-release agents include EconoSpray standard 6% concentration and 15% high concentration. Hi-Line silicone spray designed specifically for molding styrenes and other plastics sensitive to solvent contact. Nonsilicone agents include Econo-Spray paintable, Hi-Line spray paintable, dry powder with Teflon, dry waxy with Krytox, zinc stearate, neutral oil and lecithin. Formulas are suitable for applications involving decorating or printing. Bulk formulas available. Mold cleaners and rust preventive sprays also available.

POLYVEL INC.

Specialty additive concentrates in pellet form include:

* RZ40 for nylons, ABS, and PS reportedly develops excellent mold-release properties and lubrication at use levels of 0.5-1.0%.

* RE40 for PP, PE and EVA reduces mold sticking and improves part release at use levels of 0.5-1.0%.

PRICE-DRISCOLL CORP.

Complete line of mold releases, cleaners and protectants featuring dry releases, specialty releases and biodegradable cleaners, products for food and medical applications and thermoset mold releases.

Universal and plastic-specific mold releases include Yellow label universal and Blue label paintable mold release. The company's Parfilms, which are synergistically blended, are available for polyester, epoxy and urethane resins. Precision formulas for specific applications include antistatic spray and general purpose products for PS, nylon, PC, PE and PP. Anti-Stick releases are FDA-sanctioned for secondary food contact.

All products available as aerosols in pressurized spray cans. Select products in 50-lb cylinders as well as non-aerosol bulk packaging in 1-, 5- and 55-gal containers on request.

SLIDE PRODUCTS, INC.

Slide Products offers a full line of chemical processing aids for plastics manufacturers. The Slide line includes mold release agents, mold cleaners, rust preventives, specialty lubricants, purging compounds, and MRO products. Slide Products is the first industry supplier to eliminate all chlorinated solvents for its line, thus providing you with the safest and most effective line of processing aids in the industry.

Slide Products has an extensive line of local and stocking distributors who stand ready to support you. Free samples of all Slide items are available for your evaluation.

STONER INC.

External mold-release agents meet UL and FDA requirements. Silicone, non-silicone, and paintable release agents available. Also food grade, non-flammable, and nonchlorinated mold cleaners as well as both short-term and long-term rust preventives. Products packaged in ozone-friendly aerosols as well as bulk liquid containers.

TEKNOR COLOR CO. DIV. OFTEKNORAPEX CO.

Internal mold-release concentrates in various thermoplastic and engineering resin carriers can include other additives. Custom concentrates simplify handling and eliminate multiple weigh-up errors.

WACKER CHEMICAL CORP.

Range of silicone external release agents provides defect-free surfaces for better quality and low rejection rates. Features include temperature stability, low surface tension, and uniform wetting on various mold surfaces. Products provide multiple releases and long shelf life.

Plasticizers

ARKEMA INC. TECHNICAL POLYMERS

Vikoflex 7170 epoxidized soybean oil and Vikoflex 7190 epoxidized linseed oil are high-oxirane, FDA-sanctioned products that reportedly combine optimum heat and light-stabilizing action with true polymeric plasticizer performance. Low odor, low migration, and resistance to extraction reportedly make them suitable for all flexible, semi-rigid and rigid PVC compounds. Vikoflex 7190 recommended for food-contact and medical applications where very little or no metallic stabilizer is used.Also Vikoflex 4050 low-temperature epoxy ester plasticizer and low-viscosity esters of epoxidized soybean and linseed acids.

CLARIANT CORP. PIGMENTS

Uresin B carbamate resin for plasticizing PVC and other plastic films.

DOVER CHEMICAL CORP. SUB. OF ICC INDUSTRIES, INC.

Paroil liquid chlorinated paraffins as secondary plasticizers for flexible PVC.

DUPONT PACKAGING & INDUSTRIAL POLYMERS

Elvaloy resin modifiers for PVC include grades suitable for impact modification. Products have an extremely high molecular weight (250,000), which makes PVC compounds more durable. Reportedly, they have near zero extraction and essentially zero volatility, migration, and exudation, and provide heat, oil and uv resistance. Have been used commercially for calendered, extruded and injection molded products. Applications include office chair mats, pond liners, single-ply roofing, automotive interior applications, upholstery, wire and cable insulation, floor tile, hose and tubing, and footwear..

EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO.

Eastman plasticizers for PVC include phthalates as well as adipates and trimellitates. Eastman DOTP, dioctyl terephthalate, offered as a replacement for DOP and similar plasticizers in applications requiring improved durability, good electrical properties, and improved automotive fogging resistance. Allows use of PVC in contact with furniture finishes because it has little tendency to migrate and soften nitrocellulose lacquers.

EMERY OLEOCHEMICALS GREEN POLYMER ADDITIVES

Edenol epoxy plasticizers, low-temperature and specialty polymeric plasticizers. Edenol products add flexibility and enhance compatibility with polymers and fillers, They are suitable in applications having FDA or phthalate-free requirements. Primary markets uses are in electrical tapes, pressure-sensitive tapes, decals automotive applications and hoses.

Edenol 1208 polymeric plasticizer is a phthalate-free, low viscosity, plasticizer suitable for use in applications with FDA requirements.

Edenol 9058 (DOZ) monomeric plasticizer used in film and decals offers superior low-temperature properties as well as permanence and weatherability. Edenol 9762 recommended for electrical tapes and pressure-sensitive tapes and also in adhesive tapes because of its resistance to migration into rubber or acrylic-based adhesives.

EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL CO. POLYMERS GROUP

Jayflex plasticizers, used alone or in custom blends include branched and linear phthalates such as diisohexyl (DHP), diisoheptyl (77), diisononyl (DINP), diisodecyl (DIDP), ditridecyl (DTDP), undecyl dodecyl (UDP), diL-nonyl (L9P), di-L-nonyl, undecyl (L911P), and di-L-undecyl (LI IP); trimellitates such as triisooctyl (TIOTM) and triisononyl (TINTM); adipates such as diisononyl (DINA), diisooctyl (DIOA), diisodecyl (DIDA), and ditridecyl (DTDA); and extenders and specialty plasticizers.

Linear C9 phthalate plasticizer, Jayflex L9P, provides lower volatility and fogging in automotive vinyls and is useful in roofing membranes and pond liners where superior stability is required.

KENRICH PETROCHEMICALS, INC.

Low-cost, proprietary plasticizers include aromatic hydrocarbons compatible with PVC, rubber, acrylonitrile, and SAN.

Kenplast G low-viscosity mixture of alkylated naphthalenes and phenanthrenes is an extender for epoxies, a secondary plasticizer for PVC, and a reportedly excellent compatibilizer for PVC/vinyl acetate combinations. When used in place of DOP, Kenplast G reportedly is more solvating than ester-type plasticizers, thus contributing to build in plastisols and enhance elongation.

Kenflex resins are derived from formaldehyde condensation of aromatic hydrocarbons. These nonvolatile, very high-flashpoint solids reportedly impart in-process flexibility at elevated temperatures without detracting from the finished product's properties once it has been cooled. Available in various solvent and compounded forms for specific uses such as compatibilization of rubbers and plastics, and enhancing of mold release of hard-to-handle materials.

Plasticizers derived from cumyl phenol available as either glycidylether or acetate for use as a reactive diluent and flexibilizer for epoxies, PVC and urethanes. Higher temperature forms such as benzoate Kenplast ESB are useful in extrusion of PVC, urethane RIM, and in processing nylons. Cumyl phenyl benzyl ether is said to be an effective processing aid for extrusion of styrenics, SAN, polysulfones and phenylene oxide-based resins, as well as a compatibilizer for elastomers in PS, nylon, polyester and ABS.

LANXESS CORPORATION

Mesamoll plasticizer based on alkyl sulfonic ester of a phenol is said to have superior compatibility with PVC, resulting in flexible vinyls with good mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. Mesamoll and Mesamoll II lower-volatility versions also used in PUR caulk/sealant compounds where properties of low viscosity, hydrolysis resistance, extraction resistance and good solvency are needed.

Ultramoll 66M micronized powder version of dicyclohexyl phthalate can be useful in improving storage stability and fusing characteristics of low-temperature-fusing vinyl plastisols.

Disflamoll phosphate esters are used to impart flame retardance and flexibility to plasticized vinyls. Products include a range of aryl, alkylaryl and alkyl esters.

Antioxidants

A. SCHULMAN, INC.

Polybatch antioxidant concentrates include different carriers and other additives as required.

AKROCHEM CORP.

Antioxidants include hindered phenols, mercapto-benzimidazoles, dihydroquinoline, butylated paracresol, amines, and unsaturated acetals.

AMERICHEM INC.

Concentrates contain antioxidants, uv absorbers, and other stabilizers.

Available for almost all thermoplastics in cubes, pellets, and powders.

CLARIANT ADDITIVE MASTERBATCHES

Cesa-nox antioxidant masterbatches are formulated to combat thermo-oxidative decomposition at each stage of the plastic life cycle from manufacturing, drying and processing through to end use. Multiple antioxidant additives can be combined in a single masterbatch formulation to protect against different oxidative threats. Custom masterbatches also available along with masterbatches that combine active ingredients with selected pigments and dyestuffs.

CLARIANT CORP. PIGMENTS

Hostanox P-EPQ high-molecular-weight phosphonite secondary antioxidant for polyolefins and engineering resins is stable to 660 F and highly soluble and compatible in polyolefins, especially lower-density polyethylenes. Broadly FDA-approved with low migration, it synergizes with sulfur and phenolic antioxidants and lactones and is not deactivated by fillers such as talc. Especially suited for low-water-carryover polyolefin applications like 2X100 mil slit tapes. Also recommended for applications requiring high clarity. Product continues to be used for all polyolefins, styrenics, PC, polyesters, polyamides, polyether imides and other engineering resins to aid in maintaining color, rheological control and physical properties. Hostanox P-EPQ also inhibits burnout of many borderline heat-stable colorants for polyolefins and engineering resins and aids in dispersion of fillers and colorants and extends uv stability of recycled resins by providing better physical property retention of recycled resins prior to uv exposure.

Hostanox 03 hindered phenolic antioxidant recommended for low-water extractability in appliance and nonappliance applications for extended long-term thermo-oxidative stability. It is synergistic with sulfur-based secondary antioxidants.

Hostanox OSP-1 metal deactivator and antioxidant has stronger metal deactivating properties than other metal deactivators.

DOVER CHEMICAL CORP. SUB. OF ICC INDUSTRIES, INC.

Dovernox solid hindered phenol antioxidants used as processing stabilizers for various polymers.

Doverphos liquid and solid organophosphites used as heat stabilizers for PVC, ABS, and polyolefins and also improve color stability in polyesters, polyurethanes, and alkyds.

EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO.

Hydroquinone derivatives are antioxidants for polyether polyols. Eastman Inhibitor OABH is a copper deactivator for polyolefins, especially in wire insulation. Tenox BHT and Tenox BHA are food-grade antioxidants for PE packaging.

KENRICH PETROCHEMICALS, INC.

Titanate coupling agents provide antioxidant metal deactivation. Reported to be highly dispersible and about 25 times more efficient than products such as alkyl triaryl phosphites.

LANXESS CORPORATION

Vulkanox antioxidant and antiozonant products protect against oxygen, heat, and unoriented crack formulation (crazing), and are also effective, to some extent, against fatigue. Several nonstaining grades, where staining is absent or minimal, are used in light-colored and transparent applications.

POLNOX CORP.

The Company has developed high performance antioxidants for plastics and lubricants based on its proprietary DT-mPM technology providing superior performance. Our innovative technmology provides excellent thermo-oxidative stability to a wide range of materials including polyolefinspolyethylene(HDPE,LDPE) and polyproylene PP), and thermoplastics elastomers (TPE).

POLYONE

Specialty additive concentrates, liquid or solid, with or without colorants available with antioxidants and other additives.

TECHMER PM, LLC

Concentrates of phenolics, phosphites, or blends of the two to meet any application in polyolefins.

TEKNOR COLOR CO. DIV. OF TEKNOR APEX CO.

Custom-formulated antioxidant concentrates for commodity resins can include other additives and processing aids.

PVC Heat Stabilizers

ARKEMA INC. TECHNICAL POLYMERS

Organotin stabilizers offered for rigid PVC. Thermolite 175, 175C, 310 and 310C are liquid organic stabilizers. Thermolite System 4 is a multifunctional stabilizer-lubricant for PVC pipe extrusion. Thermolite 176, based on tin technology, is a part-for-part replacement for Thermolite 175C and Thermolite 3 IOC. Superior cost/performance, color hold, and odor are among Thermolite 176's reported advantages.

Thermolite T-133 and T-137 for injection molding; T-137, T-34, and T-31 Super for siding and profiles; and Thermolite T-149 for foam profiles. Thermolite 31 is used in every process (profile, sheet, pipe), as well as any PVC or CPVC polymer or copolymer.

For rigid PVC containers and extruded sheet, Thermolite 31, 66 and 108 are recommended depending on formulation and equipment variables. General-purpose bottle stabilizers with improved cost/performance are in development.

Thermolite 350 and other customized organotin maleate stabilizers for calendered rigid PVC film/sheet where resistance to sulfide staining is required. Tin mercaptides available for products not requiring sulfide stain protection.

Radiation and heat stabilizers for PVC medical devices and packaging are said to offer resistance to color degradation and loss of physical properties upon exposure to gamma irradiation.

Thermolite 831 and 813 octyltins are major stabilizers for use in food-grade bottle and sheet applications. Also octyltins based on a mono-octyltin derivative and FDA-approved.

DOVER CHEMICAL CORP. UB. OF ICC INDUSTRIES, INC.

Doverphos liquid and solid organophosphites used as heat stabilizers for PVC, ABS, and polyolefins.

DOW PLASTICS ADDITIVES, PERFORMANCE DIVISION

Organotin heat stabilizers for rigid vinyl include ADVASTAB TM-181FS high-performance tin stabilizer for siding, profiles, injection and blow molding and FDA compliant applications; TM-694 tin stabilizer for pipe; TM-3412 for siding and pipe.

ADVAPAK S-1201 "one-pack" multifunctional lubricating stabilizer recommended for high-output vinyl pipe production on twin-screw extruders. ADVAPAK S-1100, S-1201 and S-1401 are lubricant packages for injection molding, pipe and siding and profile applications respectively.

UV Stabilizers

A. SCHULMAN, INC.

Polybatch additive concentrates include different carriers and slip and antiblock, antistatic and uv resistant, antifogging, foaming, and antioxidant products.

AMERICHEM INC.

Concentrates contain uv stabilizers, antioxidants and any other required stabilizing additive. Can be made for almost any thermoplastic as cubes, pellets, or powders.

AMPACET CORP.

Products 10407 and 10478 contain hindered amine light stabilizers and offer equivalent protection at lower concentrations than traditional absorbers such as benzophenones and nickel-based products. Product 40559 contains 20% of a hindered amine light stabilizer in PP. Product 10561 contains 20% of a polymeric HALS in LDPE. Product 100600 contains 10% of a new HALS performance blend in LDPE. Spectratech products include concentrates containing a range of different light stabilizers.

CABOT CORPORATION PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS BUSINESS GROUP

Black Pearls and Vulcan small-particle carbon black products for use as uv absorbers.

CAROLINA COLOR CORPORATION

Custom formulations in concentrate form for most thermoplastics. Also with other additives.

CLARIANT ADDITIVE MASTERBATCHES

Cesa-light uv-stabilizer masterbatches provide outstanding protection against the degrading effects of sunlight, heat and oxygen on the mechanical, optical and physical performance of plastic parts. CESA-light family includes uv absorbers widely used in food, drug and personal care packaging; nickel quenchers, which dispose of absorbed energy as heat or as fluorescent or phosphorescent radiation; and hindered amine light stabilizers (HALS), which act as radical interceptors that effectively inhibit polymer degradation. Some masterbatches combine HALS and uv absorbing components and can also include other beneficial additives such as antioxidants. Custom masterbatches also available along with masterbatches that combine active ingredients with selected pigments and dyestuffs.

CLARIANT CORP. PIGMENTS

Broad selection of hindered amine light stabilizers from monomeric, oligomeric, to photereactive include Hostavin N20 and N24 monomeric HALS for polyolefins. Hostavin N24 recommended for acrylics and geotextile applications. Both products are suitable for pigmented thick-section applications.

Hostavin N30 FDA-approved oligomeric HALS provides enhanced long-term thermooxidative stability to polyolefins allowing for a reduction in primary antioxidant needs, which can translate into better overall initial in PE applications. Greater solubility and compatibility decrease plate-out, migration and blooming during and after film fabrication.

Nonhydroxy substituted uv absorbers as well as standard uv absorbers. Sanduvor VSU (oxalanilide family) white, free-flowing polar uva with low volatility and superior absorptivity and sharp cutoff below 350 nm recommended for polyamide, polyesters, PVC, styrenics, PC, polyacetals, PMMA, and several coating-related applications including unsaturated polyesters, polyurethane and acrylic resins. Because of product's sharp cutoff below 350 nm, it does not inhibit fluorescent pigment at lower wavelengths. As a nonhydroxy substituted uv absorber, Hostavin VSU does not interact with catalytic impurities, which cause major discoloration, and is inert to radical chemistries that lead to discoloration.

Hostavin PR 25 (benzylidene malonate ester) nonhydroxy substituted uv absorber with absorptivities above 100 liters has a lambda maxima at 310 nm and sharp cutoff at 350 nm. Polar soluble and clean looking, product specifically designated for applications that require low discoloration and uv protection during early stages of exposure. Recommended for PVC, styrenics, acrylics, PC and polyesters. Inert to radical chemistries and catalytic impurities.

Additive modifier Nylostab SEED is recommended for the stabilization of nylon. It is white, free-flowing and offered for thick-and thin-section nylon resins. Highly polar and with extremely low volatility, Nylostab SEED is unrestricted in use in all polyamide chemistries including the new transparent nylons.

EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO.

Eastman Inhibitor RMB useful for cellulosics.

POLYFILCORP.

Additive concentrates for polyolefins includes UVC-1081, an advanced stabilizer that provides longterm polymer protection from processing, heat aging, airborne chemicals and UV light.

POLYONE

Specialty additive concentrates in solid or liquid form, with or without colorants, contain uv stabilizers and other additives.

TECHMER PM, LLC

Concentrates for polyolefins in extrusion coating, cast and blown film, injection molding, sheet, and profiles. Many stock uv products available.

TEKNOR COLOR CO.

DIV. OF TEKNOR APEX CO.

UV inhibitor and antioxidant stabilizer concentrate packages in various resins offered separately or with color. Custom and multifunctional concentrates tailored to simplify handling and weigh up.
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