Plastics Color Corporation launches an additive masterbatch
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Calumet City, Illinois (ANTARA News/PRNewswire-AsiaNet) - Joe Byrne, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Plastics Color Corporation (PCC) is delighted to announce that in addition to PCC's available line of colorant and additive masterbatches for polylactic acid (PLA), the company now offers an innovative line of masterbatch additive using a new impact modifier from Rohm and Haas - Paraloid-BPM 500(TM).
Polylactic acid, a bioplastic polymer derived from renewable resources such as corn, has been welcomed by the packaging industry to reduce dependence on petro-chemical based plastics. This move toward PLA-based packaging has now been enhanced by the introduction of Paraloid-BPM 500. While there had been attempts to strengthen PLA with impact modifiers in the past, they were unsuccessful in producing an acceptable level of transparency.