Improving Polymer Performance Utilizing Additives & Modifiers
By combining our knowledge of material science and chemistry with our ability to solve difficult processing and performance problems, we help our customers cost-effectively overcome their challenges with our range of additives and modifiers for polymers.
Rely on DuPont to help you find solutions to your processing and materials issues. We offer a variety of technologies and functionalities that our customers around the world use day-in and day-out. Our portfolio of additives and modifiers for polymers plays an integral part in their success. We help them overcome the obstacles that they encounter in their processes and products.
Our engineers and scientists are constantly developing new and novel materials, utilizing both traditional petroleum-based chemistries as well as unique bio-based materials. By incorporating these additives and modifiers into their process and polymer systems, our customers are able to provide additional performance and cost benefits to the markets they serve.
The range of additives and modifiers from DuPont is diverse. By using DuPont™ Elvaloy® RET asphalt modifier, states and municipalities can dramatically lengthen the time between roadway repaving. Recyclers can turn used multi-layer plastic bottles into high-value flexible corrugated pipes by using DuPont™ Fusabond® functional polymer modifiers in their recycling process. Finally, for film producers looking for a sustainable alternative, Soft-N-Safe® bio-based plasticizer is a natural choice for modifying PVC, PET and other bio-polymers.
Many world-class companies in myriad industries across the globe count on the science and materials expertise of DuPont. Come find out what our range of additives and modifiers can do for you.
- Recycling Chemical Containers
- Capless Fuel Filler Locks Out Wrong Nozzles
- Barrier Packaging for Baby Food
Respiratory Drug Unit Dose Packaging
DuPont™ 20 series resins are proven for use in unit dose packaging for medications used for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma and listed in FDA Drug Master Files.
Ceramic Packaging for Meals
French ceramic container maker Poteries Malicornaises uses DuPont™ Nucrel® in ceramic packaging to successfully seal and protect ready-to-eat meals.
European packaging converter WipakGryspeert uses DuPont™ Bynel® in foam trays for a more efficient, flexible, and fresher packaging solution for meat, seafood and ready-to-eat meals.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- Plastic Processing
- Recyclable Packaging
- Six Top Packaging Design Ideas
Sustainable Packaging Solutions
DuPont has a proven history of driving practical, scalable solutions for sustainable packaging based on full life cycle assessment and business-driven collaboration with customers worldwide.
Surlyn® for Packaging Downgauging
DuPont™ Surlyn® delivers the strength, stiffness, and extrudability film converters require for packaging downgauging and to optimize use of petroleum-based materials.
Environmentally Friendly Packaging
DuPont innovations help manufacturers and designers create cost-effective, environmentally friendly packaging solutions.
Energy Saving Packaging Strategies
DuPont works with converters and brand owners to develop energy saving packaging solutions, from making production and shipping more efficient to reducing power costs.
Efficient Packaging for Products
DuPont collaborates with customers on efficient packaging that protects products by developing optimal packaging that maximizes effectiveness and environmental efficiency.
- End-to-End Packaging Development
- Polymer Testing and Packaging Tools
USES AND APPLICATIONS
Surlyn® for Polymer Modification
DuPont™ Surlyn® for polymer modification is used as a processing aid and compatibilizer in PET. It also is used as a nylon toughener in automotive parts.
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Elvaloy® Polymer Modifier
DuPont™ Elvaloy® for polymer modification is used to improve toughness in CPET and APET trays for frozen and refrigerated ready-to-eat meals, as a PVC plasticizer and as a compatibilizer in PET/HDPE recycling.
Elvax® for Industrial & Consumer Products
The DuPont™ Elvax® Industrial EVA resin portfolio consists of a range of ethylene vinyl acetate polymers that are used in a vast array of industrial applications.
Nucrel® for Packaging
DuPont™ Nucrel® resin acts as a foil adhesive and heat sealant for beverage packaging, condiment and spice oil sachets, as well as non-food products including toothpaste tubes and cable shielding.
Nucrel® AE for LDPE Extrusion Coating
DuPont™ Nucrel® AE for LDPE extrusion coating improves foil adhesion when used as an LDPE modifier in pouches and sachets for food oils, snacks, and non-food products.
Elvax® for Packaging
DuPont™ Elvax® packaging resins provide toughness, flexibility, and clarity for snack, cheese, cereal, meat, poultry, and liquid packaging, as well as for some medical applications.
- Elvaloy® AC Acrylate Copolymer
- Elvaloy® KEE for PVC Roofing
Elvaloy® RET for Polymer Modified Asphalt
DuPont™ Elvaloy® RET reactive elastomeric terpolymers are used for polymer modified asphalt to help build roads that last longer or take higher loads without rutting.