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Lighter products, lower energy, less waste

HYDROCEROL® Chemical Foaming Agents EN

Manufacturers trying to reach sustainability goals profitably, and respond to demands from retailers for packaging reduction, may want to consider losing some weight. Clariant’s Masterbatches engineers have developed a new generation of Hydrocerol® chemical foaming agents (CFAs) for plastic packaging. When incorporated during plastics processing forms microscopic air pockets in the plastic resin, reducing the amount of plastic needed to make the package without compromising performance or aesthetics. Major consumer brand companies are aggressively seeking ways to improve the environmental profile of plastics packaging especially if they can do so while maintaining profitability. At Clariant Masterbatches we partner with our customers and show them different ways to realize their objectives, providing a complete business case analysis for the total package, including materials, manufacturing efficiency, productivity and overall improvements while using Hydrocerol. Working with brand owners and their converting partners, Clariant make it possible to reduce package weight by up to 20% while maintaining impact strength, integrity during shipment and compliance with requirements for direct food contact.

HYDROCEROL® Chemical Foaming Agents

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Clariant Masterbatches HYDROCEROL® Chemical Foaming Agents

The improved CFA technology used in the today’s HYDROCEROL masterbatches now makes it possible to achieve a highly uniform structure of very small cells. This improvement enables Hydrocerol to be applied in much thinner wall applications such as Consumer Care products providing uniform and smooth surface finishing while maintaining or even improving mechanical strength. Sustainability benefits extend beyond

Global Availability; Local Support

weight reduction

HYDROCEROL technology is standardized globally, with production in North America, Europe and Asia. With local presence in over 100 countries, backed by the technical and logistical resources of a truly global company, Clariant gives customers easy access to unparalleled technical support, including design and application development services.

HYDROCEROL masterbatches are endothermic chemical foaming agents. The chemical reaction that creates the foam absorbs heat so that less heat needs to be removed from the polymer after molding and processing cycles can be shortened. Overall productivity can be increased by as much as 20%.

This information corresponds to the present state of our knowledge and is intended as a general description of our products and their possible applications. Clariant makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the information’s accuracy, adequacy, sufficiency or freedom from defect and assumes no liability in connection with any use of this information. Any user of this product is responsible for determining the suitability of Clariant’s products for its particular application. * Nothing included in this information waives any of Clariant’s General Terms and Conditions of Sale, which control unless it agrees otherwise in writing. Any existing intellectual/industrial property rights must be observed. Due to possible changes in our products and applicable national and international regulations and laws, the status of our products could change. Material Safety Data Sheets providing safety precautions, that should be observed when handling or storing Clariant products, are available upon request and are provided in compliance with applicable law. You should obtain and review the applicable Material Safety Data Sheet information before handling any of these products. For additional information, please contact Clariant.

HYDROCEROL® Chemical Foaming Agents

Europe Clariant Masterbatch GMBH

Kornkamp 50 22926 Ahrensburg Germany Phone: +49-4102-487-0 Fax: +49-4102-487-169 North America Clariant Corporation

382 Arbor Court Winchester, VA 22602 USA Phone: +1-540-665-1865 Fax: +1-540-665-2917 ASIA Clariant Chemicals (Taiwan) Co. Ltd. u

* For sales to customers located within the United States and Canada the following applies in addition: NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY IS MADE OF THE MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE. ® Trademark of Clariant registered in many countries © 2013 Clariant International Ltd

No. 30 Hsing Pang Road, Taoyuan 33068 Taiwan R.O.C. Taiwan Phone: + 886-3-361-5936 Fax: +886-3-363-4464

Global Headquarters

MB1190 09.13

Material savings is not the only benefit. Lighter weight packaging is easier to transport so shipping costs and fuel consumption can be reduced. There are significant advantages in processing too.

Hydrocerol producing sites

Clariant International Ltd

Rothausstrasse 61 4132 Muttenz Switzerland Phone: +41-61-469-6170 Fax: +41-61-469-6597 www.MasterbatChes.Clariant.CoM

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