This report cover all the major functional additives used in plastics and will be of interest to additive and polymer suppliers, convertors, 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 suplly 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.
Introduction Antimicrobial agents Antioxidants Antistatic agents Blowing agents Curing agents Compatibilisers and coupling agents Heat stabilisers Lubricants UV stabilisers Plasticisers Fillers Colourants Flame retardants
Summary and conclusions
Products and markets(as above)
Supply and demand(as above)
Plastics view Polyethylene Polypropylene Polystyrene and other styrenics PVC
Environmental issues – legislation and regulations List of additive supplier details