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Plastic Additives

Industry Overview:

Plastic additives are a crucial building block without which the plastics industry could not exist. Additives are necessary for many segments of the global marketplace, from consumer appliances and electronics to packaging and construction materials.

As workplace and product safety regulations become increasingly prevalent and stringent, demand increases for additives such as flame retardants, plasticizers, antimicrobials, and UV stabilizers. At the same time, these regulations can create their own challenges for plastic additive work environments, as additives themselves occasionally fall under scrutiny.

Additive suppliers are meeting the evolving demands of the market by driving innovation, improving safety and increasing sustainability, thereby making the products we use every day stronger, longer-lasting, safer, and more efficient.

Common Applications:

  • Process aids
  • Lubricants – interior, exterior
  • Antioxidants
  • Heat, stabilizers
  • Pigments – carbon black, titanium oxide, etc.
  • Plastic intermediates
  • Impact modifiers
  • Flame retardants
  • Melt
  • Mineral fillers, extenders
  • Plasticizers – biodegradable
  • Light stabilizers, UV absorbents, etc.
  • Blowing agents
  • Compatibilizers
  • Reinforcements


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Plastic Additives
Dir of Mktg. & New Business Development,
EP Minerals

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