In the world of industrial packaging, raffia, amongst others, is playing a significant role in bulk packaging. Globally, millions of tons of goods are packed, stored and transported in standard small size bags or in more demanding jumbo bags called FIBCs (flexible intermediate bulk containers). The use of raffia as a packaging material is increased by the continued development of the raffia fabric quality and manufacturing efficiencies.
Clariant polymer additives increase the mechanical performance of the woven bags, allowing for improved processability and high filler levels. In addition, our additive solutions allow for higher recycled content as well as improved resistance to UV light.
AddWorks® LXR™ 568
AddWorks® LXR™ 568 is a highly efficient phosphorous solution for the process stabilization of polymers, which reduces yellowing and polymer degradation during the production process of the PP grade. It shows enhanced hydrolytic stability and works as heat stabilizer as well as antioxidant for polymers. It shows high solubility in polymeric materials and has a broad compatibility in coating polymers. more
AddWorks® LXR™ 920
AddWorks® LXR™ 920 is a halogen-free flame retardant for transparent polyolefin film. The superior thermal stability results in low smokes and low odor generation during processing, even at high production temperatures. It is based on Hostavin® NOW – Clariant´s patented aminoether HALS technology– and further provides excellent processability to the polymer. The produced fire resistant film shows a superior chemical resistance to halogen – or sulfur – containing products. more
AddWorks® PKG 906 Circle
AddWorks® PKG 906 Circle is a proprietary additive solution focussing on improving the processability and recyclability of tapes and raffia fabrics used for industrial packaging applications such as standard bags and FIBCs. Due to the additional thermo-oxidative protection of the polyolefin raw material, Addworks® PKG 906 Circle adds mechanical strength to the tapes and the fabrics produced. Processability is maintained with reduced tape breakages while allowing for higher recyclate and filler levels. more
Hostavin® N 30 PILLS
Hostavin® N 30 PILLS is an oligomeric hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS), designed for light stabilization of plastic materials. This HALS is characterized by its broad compatibility, low discoloration and excellent resistance to migration, making it particularly suitable for flexible packaging such as PP yarn for bags or FIBCs. more
Hostavin® N 30 is also available as powder. more
Hycite® 713 is an inorganic multifunctional additive specifically tailored for use in polyolefins. As high performance, non migrating acid scavenger, it shows a high contribution to corrosion protection. more