Americhem Inc., a global provider of custom color and additive solutions for polymer-based products, recently developed xCelmax, a new cycle time reduction additive that shortens production time, increases efficiencies and improves overall end product quality. Company experts say the additive behaves as cooling agent to up the crystallization temperature of the plastic, thereby reducing costs by reducing cycle time. The additive is said to reduce the potential for defects and often eliminates end product warping due to higher batch-to-batch consistency without the typical process changes.
In addition, the machine and labor costs for the same parts are reduced due to the consistency, reduced cycle time and optimized manufacturing processes. This Americhem additive can be used for polyolefin masterbatches that produce end products such as: PP bins, HDPE bottles, PP closures, PP thermoformed containers, PP door panels and HDPE pails, among others.