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Additives for Packaging

Additives for packaging, be it for polyolefins or PET (the widely used plastic in packaging), are used for processing and manufacturing performance improvements and allow materials to have an assortment of enhanced properties.

In addition, due to increased awareness of circular economy, manufacturers are turning to additives that allow recycling in packaging and for additives and masterbatches that are near-infrared (NIR) detectable.

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Jun 22, 2020 | Industry News

Clariant Uses Technology to Make Recyclable Dark Colors for Packaging

Clariant develops new color concepts that makes it possible to explore a darker and more mysterious color space without the use of carbon black. Clariant is using CESA-IR technology to develop...

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Jun 22, 2020 | Industry News

Neste Forms Partnership for Renewable and Recycled-based Packaging Materials

Neste and Jokey collaborate to develop renewable and recycled materials for food and non-food rigid packaging. The joint aim of the partners is to work towards a future with an increased share of...

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Jun 19, 2020 | Product News

The Shepherd Color Company Unveils IR Black Colorant for Coatings

The Shepherd Color Company unveils Black 10P925, a cost-effective IR Black colorant. The product can be used for packaging and can reflect IR wavelengths in recycling sorting facilities, so that...

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Jun 15, 2020 | Product News

Ampacet’s New Masterbatches Allow Laser Marking on Clear and Dark Surfaces

Ampacet has introduced two new masterbatches, Laser Mark 1001074-E and Laser Mark 1001088-E. The new cost-effective solutions enable high definition, high contrast laser marking on clear and dark...

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Jun 11, 2020 | Industry News

Clariant’s Colors Create Silky Look in PET Packaging for Asian Personal Care Market

Clariant color specialists have combined three colors from the ColorForward® 2021 trend palette with a satin brushed-glass special effect in order to appeal to consumers in the booming Asian...

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May 28, 2020 | Product News

Ampacet’s New Masterbatch Offers Elegant Look, Recyclability to PET and rPET Packaging

Ampacet has introduced the Silky BIiss masterbatch collection, designed to provide an elegant silky surface treatment as well as recyclability to PET and rPET packaging applications. Silky Bliss...

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May 13, 2020 | Article

How Plastics Industry Trends Drive Development of New Carbon Blacks: An Interview with Birla Carbon

By SpecialChem

Find out how plastics industry trends drive developments of new carbon black solutions for high-end applications in an exclusive interview with Dr. Deepak Tandon, Birla Carbon...

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May 1, 2020 | Product News

Ampacet Launches Masterbatch for BOPE Film to Support the Circular Economy

Ampacet has introduced BIAX4CE masterbatch portfolio specifically designed for BOPE film. Mono-material packaging is preferred to multi-material packaging to meet recycling targets set by the EU for...

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Apr 30, 2020 | Product News

PolyOne Launches Low-haze Oxygen Scavenger for PET Packaging

PolyOne has announced the launch of ColorMatrix™ Amosorb™ 4020G, a non-nylon based, low-haze oxygen scavenger for PET rigid packaging. The grade reduces the impact on rPET, as it reduces yellowing...

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Apr 28, 2020 | Product News

Kraton Unveils Reprocessable Additive for Plastics Upcycling

Kraton Corporation has announced the launch of its new CirKular+™ product line. CirKular+™ products offer versatile multi-resin compatibilization and performance enhancement in a wide range of...

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