K2016 to feature new lines of masterbatches & additives

  • US firm Modern Dispersions will show a new line of EcoBlack masterbatches that contain 100% recycled carbon black from post-consumer tyres. EcoBlack 40, a PE-based masterbatch, complements the company’s line of black masterbatches. It also delivers cost savings from 5-10% over standard grades and can be used in traditional applications such as film, sheet, and moulded items, at typical letdown ratios of between 2-5%. The firm has trialled it in several automotive and office furniture applications.

  • South Korean Songwon’s Songxtend 2124 stabiliser for the automotive industry improves the long-term thermal stability (LTTS) of the short and long-glass fibre reinforced PP used in interior applications for moulded parts, and can match the LTTS performance of 1,000 hours and beyond at 150°C. It also allows parts to be thinner and lighter while still having similar mechanical properties as unfilled parts.

  • Spain’s Tolsa Group will launch a new range of Adins Clay extended flame retardants based on natural silicates, to meet the new stringent demands for smoke performance. The combination with halogen and non-halogen FR and Adins additives in PVC and rubber systems are said to significantly reduce heat release and smoke generation in transportation, electrical/electronics, building and construction, and structural applications.

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