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MATERIALS | FILM ADDITIVES


Above: Antistatic additives can improve processing, printing and performance of films


replace conventional migrating antistatic solutions, which lead to unpredictable performance, being strongly dependent on storing time and condi- tions,” the company says. “Permstat 232 provides immediate and consistent antistatic performances, independent from storing conditions (for example time, temperature and relative humidity). Permstat 232 offers outstanding optical properties allowing its use in clear no-label-look applications.” The additive is approved for food-contact applications in Europe. Croda International is working in the antistat


area too. Just over a year ago, it acquired IonPhasE, a supplier of advanced anti-static additives headquartered in Tampere, Finland. These addi- tives help to prevent damage to electrical compo- nents, increase the safety of chemical and food packaging and improve the long-term appearance of consumer appliances. The products encompass electrostatic discharge protection (ESD) and inherently dissipative polymers (IDPs), which work to release static electricity in a controlled way. Maarten Heybroek, President Performance


Technologies at Croda, said at the time that IonPhasE’s products were a natural extension to its existing product portfolio. He said bringing


together the expertise of both firms’ research and development teams, Croda would be able to offer a broader and more diverse range of products to its customers through its dedicated global market- ing and sales force. IonPhasE additives are based on a co-continuous ion conductive polymer phase. Ions acting as charge carriers within the additive dissipate the static by making the charges mobile. Croda says the fSTAT products are suitable for polyolefin multi- layer and stretch films for applications where static control is vital, such as electronics manufacturing and packaging, chemical packaging and protective sheets. IonPhasE PE0108M FCC is also available where certain food contact approvals are needed. Benefits in film extrusion include immediate and permanent anti-static effect, humidity independ- ence, highly consistent homogeneous perfor- mance and heat stability. Echoing Dow, Croda says they are particularly effective in multi-layer film applications where static control is required only on one side of the film. This allows for a reduced addition level.


Targeting counterfeits Israeli materials firm Kafrit Group is also looking to benefit from recent M&A activity. It acquired Polyfil Corp, a maker of masterbatch concentrates based in Rockaway in New Jersey in the US last Novem- ber. Kafrit (which already owns Germany-head- quartered Constab Polyolefin Additives) says, with the acquisition of Polyfil, the firm “is significantly expanding its footprint as a global leader in the masterbatch arena.” Polyfil describes itself as the largest independent US manufacturer focusing solely on the develop- ment and production of performance enhancing additive concentrates for polyolefins. Its product line includes antistats, and also antifogs, chemical foaming agents, UV stabilisers, purge compounds, processing aids, antioxidants, mineral filled concen-


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