Americhem Inc., a global provider of custom color and additive solutions for the plastics and synthetic fiber industries, is addressing issues of compostability, renewability, reusability, and degradability with its nBalance™ sustainable solutions.
Using ASTM standards as its guide, Americhem’s nBalance product line is comprised of color and additive masterbatches that reduce impact on the environment. nBalance products and services encompass many features, including:
Lower environmental impact
Reduced consumption of natural resources
Minimal energy use in manufacturing and distribution
“At Americhem, we recognize the earth’s resources are finite, contributing to the growing need to lessen our environmental footprint and to help our customers to do the same,” said Rick Mathew, director of research for Americhem. “We wanted to take responsibility with these products and become proactive partners with our customers in producing next-generation products. The solution is a product line based on renewable, compostable and biodegradable resources.”
Americhem’s current sustainable offerings include defined palettes and technologies for PLA and bio PTT, a PCR renewal additive for PET, nCore® chemical blowing agents used to lightweight products and reduce raw material usage, and natural fibers such as flax used as fillers and for unique aesthetic effects. All sustainable solutions from Americhem can be customized for each customer, taking into account material, production method and other product variables.
Americhem is also working to develop natural colorants based on organic resources. Other products under development include a general purpose PLA product line for film and molded applications which the company plans to launch late in the summer of 2012. A line of non-halogenated flame retardants for PET is also under development.
For more information on nBalance sustainable solutions and other industry-leading products and services from Americhem, visit www.Americhem.com.
Americhem is a global organization that delivers custom color and additive solutions for customers seeking superior performance and batch-to-batch consistency for their polymer products. The company specializes in color and additive masterbatches, and single pigment dispersions, all backed by complete technical support that ensures quality, reliability and value. Americhem operates seven manufacturing plants and also maintains a representative sales office in Luxembourg and Monterrey, Mexico. Central Research & Development facilities and headquarters are located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. For more information visit Americhem.com or call 800.228.3476.