The Universal Selection Source: Polymer Additives

PVC and Sustainability Channel

PVC remains the most versatile polymer in terms of processing techniques and end-uses.

As for many other polymers, there is a growing societal and regulatory pressure for manufacturers to develop lower environmental footprint, safer, cleaner and durable solutions. New generation PVC additives and modifiers such as plasticizers, biocides, stabilizers and more can play a significant role in solving these challenges. 

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Sep 8, 2017 | Industry News

VinylPlus Initiative Collects 12% more PVC Waste in UK

The collection and recycling of waste PVC in the UK reached a new high of 120,392 tons in 2016, according to latest figures from Recovinyl, the PVC industry’s recycling scheme. It’s an increase of...

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Jun 14, 2017 | Product News

Emery Oleochemicals Launches Low-temperature Plasticizer for PVC

Emery Oleochemicals has announced the availability of its new low temperature plasticizer. EDENOL® DOZ was developed in response to market demand for more readily available azelaic acid-derived...

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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

Specialty Plasticizer Market Projected to Grow at a CAGR of 3% from 2016-2022

Global Specialty Plasticizer market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3% during 2016-2022. Specialty plasticizers are polymer additives for improving softness, flexibility, durability, and...

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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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Jun 29, 2017 | Product News

Hanwha Launches Eco-friendly Plasticizer to Replace Conventional Plasticizers

Hanwha Chemical has launched next-generation eco-friendly plasticizer with the production of ECO-DEHCH, a phthalate alternative plasticizer. ECO-DEHCH also has high UV-stability and tolerance to...

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May 23, 2017 | Industry News

Emerald Kalama Chemical Choses Dowd and Guild for Phthalate Alternatives 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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