Functional Additives for the Plastics Industry

Functional Additives for the Plastics Industry

Author: P.W. Dufton
ISBN 978-1-85957-145-3 

200 pages, softbound
This report covers all the major functional additives used in plastics and will be of interest to additive and polymer suppliers, converters, end-users and technical libraries. Included are a technical review of the additives and the new materials available; identification of the factors which could affect their use in future, and coverage of the current situation for their supply and estimates of the demand in Europe for such materials.

Additives: antimicrobials, antioxidants, antistatic agents, blowing agents, curing agents, compatibilizers, coupling agents, heat stabilizers, lubricants, UV stabilizers, plasticizers, fillers, colorants, flame retardants, modifiers.


Summary and conclusions

  • Antimicrobial agents
  • Antioxidants
  • Antistatic agents
  • Blowing agents
  • Curing agents
  • Compatibilisers and coupling agents
  • Heat stabilisers
  • Lubricants
  • UV stabilisers
  • Plasticisers
  • Fillers
  • Colourants
  • Flame retardants
  • Modifiers

    Products and markets(as above)
    Supply and demand(as above)

    Plastics view

  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Polystyrene and other styrenics
  • PVC
  • Other polymers

    Environmental issues – legislation and regulations

  • List of additive supplier details