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CAI Performance Additives Launches Processing Aid for Biopolymers in North America

Published on 2021-04-05. Author : SpecialChem

processing-aidCAI Performance Additives has announced its specialist processing aid for biopolymers, ST-PA210, now available in North America.

Features of the Product Include:

  • Low loading for great processing outcomes for PLA, PHA and PBAT
  • 1%, or less, ST-PA210 can dramatically increase the melt flow of bio-plastics
  • No loss in mechanical or optical properties
  • Dispersion of other additives is greatly enhanced
  • ST-PA210 enhances the performance of other additives including pigments, glass fiber or talc
  • No special handling required for compounding

CEO, Richard Marshall, said, “Processing bioplastics, such as PLA, PHA or PBAT, can pose challenges to mold or extrude, just like any other plastic. This is especially the case when fillers are included with the plastic, but also for the neat resin. Bio-sourced plastics use is exploding globally, and we are excited to offer this now in North America to compounders and brands.”

Mr Marshall added, “We sell only specialty additives. So, ST-PA210 is exactly the type of product we love to share with our compounding customers. It is unique and much needed. Our first customers have seen very high gains in flowability of PLA, for example.

Source: CAI Performance Additives
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