Croda Polymer Additives will present at SPE Polyolefins conference in Houston, Texas. Adam Maltby, Global Research and Technology manager will present on 'The ultimate in slip and stability for polyolefin applications'. The conference runs from 26 February until 1 March at Hilton Houston North, Houston, Texas and Adam will present on Monday 27 at 3:30 pm in Salon B.
The ultimate in slip and stability for polyolefin applications
Demands for product differentiation and high performance requires new technology to prolong the shelf life of plastics, have low impact on contents and allow for easier processing and handling in a growing market of new sophisticated packaging and plastic components. Performance needs in complex, consumer sensitive applications increasingly demand more from an additive. Unsaturated primary amides have a weak point that can breakdown under certain conditions. The broken-down products can create unwanted issues such as tackiness, bloom, odor, change in color, impact on taste and reduced performance Therefore, some applications require a slip additive to deliver a combination of high slip and high stability. This paper will focus on the use of additives for mold release, reduced torque for caps and closures, food approved film packaging and anti-scratch in PP injection molded parts. Also, benefits in volatility, visible bloom and oxidative stability will also be presented.