Cromex to participate at K 2019 showcasing its key product launches
From October 16th through 23rd, Cromex will be at the K 2019 Trade Fair – the world’s foremost trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry – in Hall 8a, stand F37, to boost its performance on the international market as well as to present its latest developments in color masterbatches and additives for key markets of the plastics industry, such as rigid and flexible packaging, cosmetics, agriculture and recycling, among others.
The company — which is constantly investing in research and development of new solutions aimed at the progress and sustainable development of the industry — will showcase its solutions for reducing environmental impact. Here are some of the main highlights:
Line of sustainable black masterbatches
Thanks to technology combined with the pursuit of more environmentally responsible solutions, Cromex has developed a new line of high-performance black masterbatches with high tinting strength, which uses a recycled raw material in its composition as an alternative that lives up to conventional carbon black found on the market, but with the advantage of contributing to the reduction of environmental liabilities.
The product serves various markets, such as automotive, industrial packaging, footwear, and agribusiness, among others, and can be applied to PE, PP, PS, SAN, ABS, EVA, PET, PBT, POM and PA resins.
Line of additives for recycling
In addition to the company’s new developments is the line of recycling additives that ensures gains in processing and in the mechanical and organoleptic properties of the recycled material, as well as reduced losses.
Among the products is the new PET chain extender, capable of improving mechanical and rheological properties, increasing the viscosity of the resin, providing greater strength and enabling increased production speed; flow aids that provide increased productivity, because they reduce the friction of the resin on the metal surface of the machine during the process, contributing to the flow of the material with consequent reduction in energy consumption; desiccants that capture moisture during the process, improving performance and reducing the occurrence of defects in the plastic film, able to reduce material drying time before processing; optical brightener and blue-toners that enhance the visual appearance of the resin by reducing the yellowish tone of the recycled material; and purge compounds, which reduce the need for machine downtime because they promote a quick cleaning when changing colors and/or resins, consequently lowering expenses and reducing the need to use products containing petrochemicals.
Our oxobiodegradable additive is an efficient solution for reducing the volume of discarded plastic waste, such as grocery bags and garbage bags, as it accelerates the degradation of polymers when exposed to natural light, heat and humidity in the environment. Its application is only 1% and can still have contact with food, as it poses no health risk.
Think Green, Live All Colors | Heavy Metal Free Masterbatches
With virtually unlimited color possibilities, Cromex has a robust color portfolio that also includes effects such as pearlescent, metallic, fluorescent, thermochromic, phosphorescent, photochromic, glitter, and interference, enabling the creation of different colors to make up the design of the products and attract consumers at the point of sale, stimulating purchases.
We are a pioneering company in adopting a portfolio entirely free of heavy metals. With this in mind, we created the “Think Green, Live All Colors” seal, a symbol to represent all the brand’s efforts to provide solutions that minimize environmental impacts.
Cromex® has been on the market for over 40 years and has the largest plant in South America, exporting its products to around 60 countries. It is constantly investing in technology, R&D and people skills in order to increasingly expand its global reach, bringing the latest in smart solutions for plastics industries.
Its differentiator lies in heavy investments in a vast and very high quality portfolio, as well as excellent commercial and technical service to support project development and maintenance, ensuring the results required by its customers in a streamlined and efficient way.