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Additives for Packaging Channel

Packaging is one of the main industries using polymers. Polyolefins by far remain the largest volume polymer used. Numerous additives are used in packaging to provide processing and manufacturing performance improvements while others allow materials to have an assortment of enhanced properties.


In addition to the key challenge of meeting performance requirements while reducing weight, it is critical for players in this industry to stay up to date on regulations and the products that meet them.


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Nov 20, 2017 | Industry News

Addivant Expands Antioxidant Production Capacity at Morgantown Site

Addivant has announced that it has expanded production capacity by over 40% for its high-performance antioxidant ULTRANOX® 626 at the company’s Morgantown, W. Va. plant. This antioxidant allows for...

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Oct 12, 2017 | Industry News

China Revised Food Contact Law GB9685 Sets Migration Limits for Nonylphenol by October 2017

China's National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) has published 53 mandatory national standards applicable to food-contact materials marketed in the People's Republic of China...

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Aug 15, 2017 | Industry News

Antimicrobial Packaging Market to Reach USD 15.31 Bn by 2024

According to a TMR analyst, the global market for antimicrobial packaging is expected to witness a 5.1% CAGR from 2016 to 2024. The market is expected to be worth USD 15.31 bn by the end of 2024...

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Jul 14, 2017 | Industry News

New Policy of Degradable Additives Usage in Plastics Packaging: ISRI

ISRI has recently passed a series of changes to its policy positions, as well as a new policy on degradable additives in plastics packaging. The degradable additives does not harm or compromise...

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Jul 3, 2017 | Article

Innovative Plastics & Polymer Additives for Smart Packaging

By Aishwarya Chaudhari

Smart packaging is a packaging system that goes beyond conventional packaging, with functions such as sensing and logging data. The ‘active’ part in the smart packaging system performs the sensing...

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Oct 25, 2017 | Product News

Clariant Launches Anti-static Masterbatches for Pharmaceutical Packaging

Clariant is introducing a new amide/amine-free anti-static masterbatch, MEVOPUR PEAM 176045, for polyethylene films used in pharmaceutical applications. The new anti-stat is important due to coming...

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Sep 13, 2017 | Product News

Addivant™ Receives Formal Approval from the FDA for Food Contact Use of its Nonylphenol-free Antioxidant WESTON® 705 in Styrene Block Polymers

Addivant has announced that its nonylphenol-free stabilizer, WESTON® 705, has received formal approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food contact use in styrene block polymers...

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Jul 24, 2017 | Industry News

Hindered Amine Light Stabilizers Market to Reach 1.15 Billion USD by 2022

The global HALS market is projected to reach USD 1.15 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.1% from 2017 to 2022. Packaging is expected to be the largest application segment for HALS owing to the...

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Jul 10, 2017 | Industry News

Addivant Expands Capacity for Liquid Phosphite Antioxidant, Weston® 705

Addivant has recently marked a multi-million-dollar expansion for its WESTON® 705 nonylphenol-free antioxidant at Morgantown. Phosphite antioxidants are necessary ingredients in packaging films.This...

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Jun 21, 2017 | Product News

Milliken Offers Colorless UV Absorbers for PET Packaging

Milliken Chemical will demonstrate how its ClearShield® Colorless UV Absorbers bring value to PET packaging by effectively protecting UV-sensitive contents from degradation while maintaining the...

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