For over 40 years, Americhem has developed industry-leading UV additive solutions that are tailored to improve a product’s color retention, functionality and stability. These technologically superior additives are formulated in-house with synergistic blends of stabilizers and antioxidants to protect today’s plastics from UV light by inhibiting reactions that cause chemical degradation. Leveraging our extensive experience in product additives, we help customers worldwide achieve their most challenging processing and functional needs. Americhem’s UV inhibitor additive technologies enable the use of plastics in a growing number of markets and high-value applications. In the case of our UV additives for the packaging of food, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, our transparent and opaque offerings meet both color and light transmission requirements to protect product contents in many spaces.
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Americhem supplies premium color masterbatches with UV additives blended to help manufacturers reach unmatched protection and endurance levels. Common UV stabilizers used include high and low molecular weight HALS, UV absorbers, and primary and secondary antioxidants. By combining additional additives offered by Americhem, we can deliver comprehensive solutions to achieve multiple attributes such as antimicrobial protection, stain resistance, colorfastness, low gloss effects and heat stabilization.
Our UV additives can be tailored for use in most thermoplastics, including polyolefins, TPEs, engineering plastics, nylon, PET, PC, ABS, alloys/blends and more. Americhem partners with some of the world’s largest manufacturers to deliver additive technologies that help extend their products’ lives. Ask us how we can enhance your material of choice.
Americhem has one of the largest privately-held, full-scale weathering labs that we use to simulate accelerated UV degradation effects on chemical compositions to ensure our customers’ products will withstand all the outdoor elements and conditions they endure. Over the past several decades, we have generated significant amounts of proprietary data, which have become invaluable in designing customized solutions for the outdoor use of thermoplastics. Americhem’s breadth and depth of UV additives for outdoor plastics combined with our personalized support and webinar series on our exterior capabilities have helped solidify our position as a globally trusted advisor and full-service provider.
As we look ahead to the future, the movement toward more plastics-based solutions requires us to develop long-term durability requirements without compromising sustainability. Americhem supports the emerging trend in the auto industry to use resin grades that emit fewer VOCs by supplying low-VOC UV additives for vehicle interiors. We are also continually tailoring our UV and other additive packages to support a circular economy that aligns with our commitment to responsible sourcing and production. We invite you to partner with us to address any new or existing challenges.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
As experts in additive technologies, we can develop a customized solution for your particular plastics application. Do you have any questions about our engineered compound capabilities? We would be happy to discuss how we can make your materials more resistant to UV degradation. Contact Americhem today to find out more about our UV additive offerings.