SHANGHAI - Monday, April 28th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Addivant™, the new, global company bringing fresh thinking to the polymer and rubber industries, announces three additions to the POLYBOND® polymer modifier product line at Chinaplas 2014. POLYBOND® 7200 coupling agent offers polyolefin processers the highest level of performance in adhesion and filler coupling. POLYBOND® 3249 and POLYBOND® 3349 coupling agents allow wire and cable compounders, using halogen-free flame retardants (HFFR), to optimize physical polymer properties.
POLYBOND® 7200 coupling agent is specifically designed to deliver optimum dispersion and physical properties in natural-fiber reinforced polyolefin applications such as injection-molded automotive parts, profile extrusion and laminated packaging. Recent customer trials have confirmed the effectiveness of this coupling agent, with processors achieving the highest level of performance in adhesion and filler coupling. POLYBOND® 7200 polymer modifier is now seeing strong adoption in many markets around the world.
When used in conjunction with Mg(OH)2 or ATH halogen-free flame retardants, POLYBOND® 3249 and POLYBOND® 3349 coupling agents allow wire and cable compounders to focus on physical property optimization while achieving excellent flame retardant dispersion and melt flow stability. Applications include building wire, communications cable and automotive wire and cable applications. Both new grades offer compounders a choice of performance and, depending on their final design requirements, the option to select the POLYBOND® grade that delivers the most synergy in their system. POLYBOND® 3249 and POLYBOND® 3349 coupling agents are optimized to offer superior physical property retention and melt flow stability. When combined with Addivant’s portfolio of Antioxidants and UV stabilizers, wire and cable producers can leverage Addivant’s expertise across much of their formulation.
POLYBOND® polymer modifiers lead the market by offering a wide range of benefits to polyolefin customers, in many applications. Benefits include increased efficiency of natural-fiber fillers, improved strength and impact performance in glass-filled applications, enhanced adhesion properties in polypropylene film applications, more uniform dispersion of fillers and increased adhesion in many composite structures. These globally available polymer additives are already driving new demand for Addivant’s innovative solutions and allow customers to create new, differentiated products.
“Addivant’s polymer modifier business is continuing to focus on the needs of the polymer market and our customers, as seen in our new capacity investments, extensive recruitment to support our accelerating growth and innovation and in new product development across all our business units” says Adam Watson, Business Development Manager for Polymer Modifiers..
“These three POLYBOND® coupling agents represent the beginning of a planned series of new product launches in our polymer additives business” adds Adam Watson. He says, In the coming years our POLYBOND® and ROYALTUF® polymer modifiers will continue to see enhancements, designed to offer our global customers the broadest possible portfolio.”
Products represented at Chinaplas 2014 will include new solutions from Addivant’s advantaged platforms: ANOX® and LOWINOX® phenolic antioxidants; ALKANOX®, WESTON® and ULTRANOX® phosphite antioxidants; OCTAMINE® and NAUGARD® amines; NAUGARD® thioesters; ANOX® and NDB® blends; LOWILITE® light stabilizers; POLYBOND® and ROYALTUF® polymer modifiers; NAUGARD® polymerization inhibitors; and NAUGARD® rubber chemicals and intermediates
Addivant™ is an innovator in the field of polymer additives, developing customized solutions that provide customers enhanced application performance, safe handling, and reduction in cost of use. The company is recognized industry-wide for its extensive portfolio of specialty additives including antioxidants, light stabilizers, rubber additives, polymer modifiers, metal deactivators, polymerization inhibitors, and intermediates. Addivant™ is an international company, with 11 plants on five continents, as well as research, manufacturing and sales facilities around the globe. Addivant™ maintains its global headquarters in Connecticut, USA, with regional headquarters in: Al Jubaïl, Saudi Arabia; Basel, Switzerland, and Shanghai, China. Addivant™ is an independent portfolio company of SK Capital. Visit www.addivant.com for more information.
About SK Capital
SK Capital is a private investment firm focused on the specialty materials, chemicals and healthcare sectors. The firm has deep experience in and knowledge of Addivant’s products and end markets gained through previous and current portfolio companies in the polymers, plastics and associated additives sectors. Located in New York, NY and Boca Raton, FL, the firm is currently investing from SK Capital Partners III, L.P. a $500 million fund of committed capital. Its portfolio companies generate revenues of over $6.0 billion annually and employ more than 5,000 people. Visit www.skcapitalpartners.com for more information.
ANOX®, ALKANOX®, LOWILITE®, LOWINOX®, NAUGARD®, NDB®, OCTAMINE®, POLYBOND®, ROYALTUF®, ULTRANOX® and WESTON® are brand names of AddivantTM.
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