The world's largest plastics additives company Chemtura Corporation, plans to introduce Greener is Better additives at Chinaplas 2008:
Flexible PVC: Mark* OBS* Organic-Based Stabilizers.
The world's first non-heavy metal heat stabilizers are more cost effective than calcium/zinc alternatives. Mark OBS creates opportunities for automotive and flooring manufacturers around the world and are non-heavy metal heat stabilizers that are more cost effective than calcium zinc stabilizers in flexible PVC.
100% Nonylphenol-Free Phosphite Stabilizers: Weston* NPF 705.
Weston NPF 705 is a drop-in, liquid replacement for TNPP, an industry-standard secondary antioxidant which is used in LLDPE and HDPE, in PVC and in SBR. Weston NPF 705 is targeted for use in consumer and industrial packaging, household goods and tires, to name a few applications. Chemtura is seeking global food contact approvals. Developed as DVS 005, with a patent pending, Weston NPF 705 neither contains nonylphenol nor can it break down to form nonylphenol.
Reducing DNBP: Naugard* 300-E.
Naugard 300-E Styrene Monomer Inhibitor, is a new DNBP inhibitor blend that allows the use of lower DNBP levels in the processing of styrene monomers processing. Naugard 300-E is the latest tool in improving the control and efficiency of styrene monomer production, especially compared to Tempo-based products.
Polyurethane Foam: Firemaster* 800 Flame Retardant.
New flame retardants for flexible polyurethane (PU) foam are 10% more efficient than their Chemtura predecessors. Each has an excellent environmental profile and is non-scorching in flexible polyurethane applications, such as automotive and furniture manufacturing.
Wood Plastic Composites: Polybond* 1103 & Polybond 3029 Coupling & Lubrication Agents.
Now Polybond products are even more effective, such as Polybond 1103 for processes and applications requiring very low melt viscosity. Newly reformulated Polybond 3029 is now 50% more efficient than ever and is a more effective coupling and lubrication agent that allows manufacturers the use of more recycled wood in the composite.