Plastic additives: Coupling agents, impact modifiers get research boost


Chemtura Corporation (Philadelphia, PA) has created a new Center of Excellence for its Polybond coupling agent and Royaltuf impact modifier product development, incorporating compounding and analysis laboratories, application development and technical support teams, at the company's Morgantown, West Virginia facility.

The state-of-the-art facility becomes the center of excellence for research and development of new polymer modifiers, for optimization of existing products and formulations, and for process development to enhance productivity and improve product quality.

The compounding laboratory is operated by process engineers who are able to process samples large and small using a broad range of extruders and mixers. This facility, together with the application development and technical support team, allows Chemtura to support customers in finding the optimum formulation to meet their needs.
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