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Plastic additives

Through the use of additives during processing, plastics achieve their technical and optical properties. Requirements such as durability, appearance, feel, flammability, etc. are largely determined by additives. Through a professional selection of the correct additives, each plastic component can be given its individual performance.

Antimicrobial additives

Antimicrobial additives protect plastic surfaces against the growth of microorganisms such as algae, bacteria or fungi. They are embedded in the polymer matrix and prevent the spread of microorganisms through chemical reactions.

Antioxidants for plastic additive

Antioxidants react with radicals in the polymer chain, which are formed in the processing process and thereby stop unwanted molecular chain degradation or composition.

Antistatics for Plastic additives

Dust explosions caused by electrostatically charged plastic surfaces cause devastating damage, especially in manufacturing companies. Permanent antistatic agents prevent these charges and consequently significantly reduce the risk of explosion. In addition, the use of antistatics minimizes dust pickup on components.

Flame retardants for plastic additives

Flame retardants suppress the flammability or retard the flammability of polymers. By adding it, it is possible to achieve a variety of fire protection classes and criteria, which are partly required for the use of plastics in certain applications.

Lightstabilizers for plastic additives

Light stabilizers such as UV absorbers and HALS (sterically hindered amines) protect the polymer from UV radiation in sunlight. The discoloration caused by UV radiation, embrittlement or cracking is delayed by the use of these additives.

Multi-component additive packages

Additive packages make it easier for the processor to precisely dose the additives. Several additives are contained in a blend and adapted in their product form to the application criteria of the processor.

Nucleating agents for plastic additives

The addition of nucleating agents influences the crystallinity and the crystal structure in order to achieve greater transparency. They are soluble in the melt and achieve a much higher nucleation density.

Optical brighteners for plastic additives

An optical brightener is a finishing agent to achieve a high degree of whiteness. These are chemical compounds with fluorescent properties, which are introduced into the plastic in the same way as dyes and cause lightening. Another field of application exists as a fluorescence indicator for various materials and applications.

Process & heat stabilizers

Process stabilizers are radical scavengers and protect the polymer during processing from unwanted chain degradation / buildup.

Specialties

In addition to aging and sunscreen agents, there are a variety of specialties with which the required properties of the polymer can be achieved.

Antimicrobial additives

Antimicrobial additives protect plastic surfaces against the growth of microorganisms such as algae, bacteria or fungi. They are embedded in the polymer matrix and prevent the spread of microorganisms through chemical reactions.

Antioxidants for plastic additive

Antioxidants react with radicals in the polymer chain, which are formed in the processing process and thereby stop unwanted molecular chain degradation or composition.

Antistatics for Plastic additives

Dust explosions caused by electrostatically charged plastic surfaces cause devastating damage, especially in manufacturing companies. Permanent antistatic agents prevent these charges and consequently significantly reduce the risk of explosion. In addition, the use of antistatics minimizes dust pickup on components.

Flame retardants for plastic additives

Flame retardants suppress the flammability or retard the flammability of polymers. By adding it, it is possible to achieve a variety of fire protection classes and criteria, which are partly required for the use of plastics in certain applications.

Lightstabilizers for plastic additives

Light stabilizers such as UV absorbers and HALS (sterically hindered amines) protect the polymer from UV radiation in sunlight. The discoloration caused by UV radiation, embrittlement or cracking is delayed by the use of these additives.

Multi-component additive packages

Additive packages make it easier for the processor to precisely dose the additives. Several additives are contained in a blend and adapted in their product form to the application criteria of the processor.

Nucleating agents for plastic additives

The addition of nucleating agents influences the crystallinity and the crystal structure in order to achieve greater transparency. They are soluble in the melt and achieve a much higher nucleation density.

Optical brighteners for plastic additives

An optical brightener is a finishing agent to achieve a high degree of whiteness. These are chemical compounds with fluorescent properties, which are introduced into the plastic in the same way as dyes and cause lightening. Another field of application exists as a fluorescence indicator for various materials and applications.

Process & heat stabilizers

Process stabilizers are radical scavengers and protect the polymer during processing from unwanted chain degradation / buildup.

Specialties

In addition to aging and sunscreen agents, there are a variety of specialties with which the required properties of the polymer can be achieved.

ARGUBLOCK

Create a micro-rough surface on e.g. films and thus a paper-thin air layer as a separation layer when putting the films each other. This reduce the adhesion of a materials to itself or other materials and improve slippage.

ARGUBOPP

Different single and combination batches from e.g. additives or fillers provide BOPP films with the desired properties or open up new technological possibilities for applications with promising potentials.

ARGUCLEAN

Compounds for cleaning the extruder and tools when material and colour are changed as well as for machine shutdown.

ARGUCOLOR

Masterbaches for the coloring of a wide range of plastics products. We offer a highest quality coloring concentrates palette of basic colors, as well as: fluorescent, transparent and special effects colors. We propose individual solutions and colormatching on customer's request to the finished parts or granule samples and against a RAL, Pantone, HKS, Munsell, or NCS color pattern.

ARGUCOM

The combination of various group of additives in a batch increases profitability. Optionally, you can also combine colours with different additives. Customized formulation are possible.

ARGUFILL

Fillers define the mechanical properties to improve the material. They allow to reduce the costs of production of plastic products, without lowering the quality of the product, and in some cases even raising its quality.

ARGUFOG

Antifogging agents prevent the formation of water drips on the surface of packaging and agricultural films during condensation. The surface remains largely transparent as the condensing water creates a coherent film.

ARGUMELT

Improve the extrusion properties of the polymer melt (extrusion aid, rheology improver) and reduce the deposits on the extruder surface.

ARGUNUC

Are used to accelerate the crystallization of plastics for more transparency and stiffness, to reduce the cycle time and create uniform fine foam structures.

ARGUSLIP

Internal slip agents improve rheology of the melt. External slip agents increase the smoothness and the surface gloss of the end product, reduce friction and improve the flow properties of the melt.

ARGUTEC

Hightech masterbaches like fiber-finishing agents, bio-degradable and compostable, scents and flavors, electrets, melt modifiers, hydrolysis protection, hydrophilic, hydrophobics and laser sensitizers.

ARGUTHERM

Slow down the oxidative degradation of polymers by improving thermal stability. Long-term heat and processing stabilizers (or combination of these) protect plastics during processing and in the final application.

ARGUVIN

Light stabilizers from sterically hindered amines or UV absorbers for various applications and polymer types to prevent ageing, yellowing and embrittlement and to protect characteristic performance and material property.

Baerostab® Epoxidized vegetable oils

Irgafos additives are secondary antioxidants that act as peroxy radical scavengers during plastics processing.

Chimassorb® HALS (sterically hindered amines)

HALS additives act as radical scavengers and thus make a significant contribution as light stabilizers alone and together with UV absorbers.

Factice

Is a vulcanized saturated oil, used as a processing aid and property modifier in Rubber. It is used as a softer of rubber. It prevents compounds from Tackiness and shrinkage.It improves processability and shortens mixing time. Improves ozone resistance and electric insulation, so prolongs the product lifetime.

Irgaclear® Clarifier nucleating agents

Characterized in particular in the application in polypropylene, by the transparency of the polymer is significantly increased.

Irgafos® Phosphite process stabilizers

Irgafos additives are secondary antioxidants that act as peroxy radical scavengers during plastics processing.

Irgaguard® Antimicrobials

Inhibited by chemical reactions the growth of microorganisms on the surface, can be used for most common plastics.

Irganox® Antioxidants


Melapur® Melamin based flame retardants

Halogen-free, melamine-based flame retardants, which are predominantly used in polyamide or TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane granules).

RickoStab Multi-component additive packages

The combination of several additives, e.g. primary and secondary antioxidants, HALS and UV absorbers facilitate dosage during processing.

Sanitized® Antimicrobial polymer additives

The antimicrobial additives of Sanitized® protect the end products made of soft and hard plastics against bacterial colonization, algae and mold growth, material decomposition, biofilm, pink stain and smells caused by microbes. The Sanitized® hygiene function provides antimicrobial protection for plastic surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms, in the food industry, in hospitals and care facilities or in public transportation. Learn more about the Sanitized® hygiene function and material protection here.

Tinopal® Optical brighteners

Optical brighteners.

Tinuvin® HALS (sterically hindered amines)

HALS additives act as radical scavengers, and thus, make a significant contribution as light stabilizers alone and together with UV absorbers.

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