Additives

Ripening Process

How to Stop the Clock on Ripening.

If you are in the industry of plastic manufacturing, you have likely used additives in one way or another. According to Statista, 35% of additives used in manufacturing are classified as flame retardants. When it comes to plastics that are being produced for food use, however, there is certainly more nuance to selecting the right …

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UV stabilization

The Best Plastic Additives for UV, Thermal, and Anti-Oxidant Stabilization

Manufacturers who work with plastic materials rely on plastic additives for a variety of purposes. The ultraviolet (UV), thermal, and anti-oxidant stabilization plastic additive properties provide cost-effective solutions to plastic protection. They prolong the life of polymers in various plastics by protecting them from degradation in unfavorable environments. Here are the protective benefits of Phoenix …

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flame retardant

Using Flame Retardants in Manufacturing

Flame retardants are in many consumer products. These are chemical compounds added to a variety of materials that help prevent or limit their combustibility. Adding these types of chemicals during the manufacturing process slows the spread of fire from consumer goods. Consumers rarely hear of or see the flame retardants that are in everyday products. …

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antimicrobial additives

Top 5 Benefits of Antimicrobial Additives in Plastic Products

Plastic products are strikingly ubiquitous, from space-age industrial components to cheap souvenirs. Though this ubiquity presents an environmental dilemma to any plastic producer, demand for this inexpensive and versatile miracle material is expected only to increase. While the reduction in plastic use remains a difficult sell, thoughtful design of plastic products can be more environmentally …

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injection molding

What are Process Aids and UV Stabilizers?

Plastics are made by polymerization. This chemical process creates long chains of repeating molecules made primarily of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. The physical and chemical properties of the plastic are dictated by the structure of those molecules. Process aids, UV stabilizers, and other additives are added to plastics to change their properties. Here’s how process …

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