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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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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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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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