The Universal Selection Source: Polymer Additives

PVC and Sustainability Channel
PVC remains the most versatile polymer in terms of processing techniques and end-uses. Bans of phthalate-based plasticizers have led to new plasticizers. Many techniques are being investigated to lower environmental footprint of PVC, enable biodegradability and to allow safer, cleaner and durable PVC manufacture and use.

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May 23, 2017 | Industry News

Emerald Kalama Chemical Choses Dowd and Guild for Non-phthalate Plasticizers Distribution

Emerald Kalama Chemical has appointed Dowd and Guild as its distributor in the Western U.S. for K-FLEX® low-VOC, non-phthalate plasticizers and coalescents. These products offer, use of K-Flex can...

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May 15, 2017 | Industry News

Bio-plasticizers Market to Reach USD 1,709 Mn by 2022

Bio-plasticizers Market was valued at USD 1,364 Mn in 2015, and is projected to reach USD 1,709 Mn by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 3.3% from 2016 to 2022. Bio-plasticizers are additives applied in...

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May 2, 2017 | Industry News

New Method to Convert Algal Residue to Plasticizers & Polyesters

Researchers found that algal residue, the leftover material after extracting oil from algae can be used to produce industrial chemicals. Algal starch can be converted into alkyl lactate and alkyl...

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Apr 20, 2017 | Product News

FDA Approves Perstorp’s Pevalen™ Polyolester Plasticizer for Food Contact Applications

Perstorp has obtained independent expert opinion advising that its Pevalen™ non-phthalate PVC plasticizer can be used in important food contact applications in the USA. Pevalen is suitable for use...

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Mar 30, 2017 | Product News

Sylvin Develops Series of PVC Grades Using Plant-based Plasticizer

Sylvin Technologies, Inc. has developed a new and innovative series of bio-based flexible pvc compounds made with only FDA sanctioned ingredients. They allow FDA applications to offer a lower carbon...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Clariant & Huntsman Merger to Form USD 20 Bn Specialty Chemicals Company

Huntsman Corporation and Clariant have announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction...

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May 11, 2017 | Industry News

North America Accounts for Highest Share of Specialty Plasticizer Market

North America region accounts for the highest share of the specialty plasticizer market. Some market restrains such as alternatives of specialty plasticizer and growing environmental concerns in...

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Apr 25, 2017 | Product News

Eastman at PVC 2017: Presents Plasticizer with Clean Toxicological Profile for Sensitive Applications

Eastman is showcasing Eastman 168™ SG non-phthalate plasticizer for sensitive applications. It offers good performance properties, excellent low temperature flexibility, resistance to extraction by...

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Apr 13, 2017 | Industry News

PVC Additives Market to Reach 4.08 Billion USD by 2021

According to MarketsandMarkets, PVC additives market was valued is projected to reach USD 4.08 Bn by 2021, at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2016 to 2021. The growth of the PVC additives market is mainly...

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Mar 23, 2017 | Industry News

LINPAC Recycles 98% of PVC Waste at Pontivy Site

LINPAC is showing the way towards a circular economy by internally recycling 98 percent of PVC waste at its Pontivy site. Fumes created as a by-product of the manufacturing process are captured and...

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