The Plastics sector is an established market for WhitChem, we offer several pigments, minerals, additives and resins used in the plastics sector
Several of our synthetic solution & emulsion polymers, mineral fillers & inorganic pigments are used across the plastics industry in areas such as polymer modification, compounding & thermoplastics. Our mineral extenders are used extensively for impact strength, high gloss & anti-block properties in plastics & films. Some of our key suppliers include Imerys, Dynasol, Lanxess and Levaco.
Where are these products used?
Areas of application for our products within the plastics industry include plastic thin films, cabling for electrical and mechanical insulation, plastic masterbatch processing and recyclable plastic production to name just a few.
Supplier, areas of application, product usage and additional information
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Blackburn have developed foam control agents specifically to deal with the requirements of plastic recycling processing
Covestro Baybond waterborne polyurethane dispersions are used as film formers in fiber sizing formulations for thermoplastic as well as thermoset composite materials.
Dynasol supply several synthetic solution polymers for use in applications in the plastics industry such as polymer modification and compounding, and impact modification in polystyrene products and thermoplastic resins. Their range of solution polymers are known under the trade names Calprene™ SBS, Solprene™ SBS, Calprene™ SEBS and Solprene™ SSBR
A range of ground calcium carbonate (GCC) products from Imerys are branded as PolCarb™ and ImerCarb™ and are used in an array of plastic applications. Key features include high gloss, impact strength, opacity, limited plate out. Kaolin, calcined kaolin and calcined clays such as Devolite™, PoleStar™, Polwhite™ and Polsperse™ are also used extensively in this industry as anti-block and infrared barrier additives in plastic films.
Lanxess’s iron oxide and chromium oxide Bayferrox® and Colortherm® inorganic pigments are REACH-certified and are suitable for the colouration of a wide variety of plastic products. Bayferrox® pigments are widely used in plastics and offer excellent light fastness and weather fastness properties. Colortherm® pigments in addition offer increased dispersibility and improved temperature stability
Levaco’s Lucramul® ethoxylated alcohol surfactants are used in the construction industry as polyurethane water-based rheology modifiers and wetting agents.
Technical Brochures and Downloads
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Key product groups
Additives (Antistatic agents, Foam control agents, Performance enhancers)
Colourants (Inorganic pigments)
Minerals (Extenders & Fillers, Filter aids)
Resins, Polymers & Hardeners (Binders, Crosslinkers, Drying additives, Hardeners, Multifunctional products, Plasticizers, Polyols, Resins, Rheology modifiers, Rubber polymers)