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Additives for Thermoplastics

September 14-15, 2022

Experts from BYK will show application data and examples of how to use our products in various fields, such as recycling, packaging, and transportation. We will also discuss how to increase the toughness or heat stability of polyamides, achieve better dispersed pigments in color masterbatches and reuse recycled material with improved quality. Our Thermoplastics application experts will be available for live Q&A as well as discussions after the event.

Attendees will:

  • Learn about the chemistry and working mechanisms of additives
  • Get comprehensive information about state-of-the-art testing methods
  • See new product developments in the field before competitors
BYK Thermoplastics

Who should attend?

  • Formulators
  • R&D specialists
  • Lab managers and technicians
  • Raw material coordinators



Talks will be relevant to the following application fields:

  • Recycling
  • Transportation
  • Packaging
  • Wire and cable (electrical applications)
  • Compounds and color masterbatches


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Tom Inch
Market Manager Thermoplastics Industrial Applications


Dr. Sebastian Reinelt
Business Development Manager for Plastic Additives

Additives for Packaging Optimization

Optimization of thermoplastic packaging material is important to meet the final customer’s expectations. In this session, we will focus on additive technologies to optimize the properties of packaging materials e.g., barrier properties, nucleation, and compatibilization.

Jörg Garlinksy
Head of Global End Use Thermoplastics Industrial Applications

Wetting and Dispersing and Anti-warpage

Learn how to optimize difficult-to-disperse pigments in polyolefins and how to effectively avoid warpage caused by color masterbatches.

Jonathan McLachlan
Technical Service Scientist

New Approaches to Scratch Resistance in Polypropylene and Polypropylene Compounds

Polypropylene suffers low scratch and mar resistance. The addition of talc to improve stiffness and other physical properties increases the visibility of scratches. New high-performance clay products and newly developed permanent (non-blooming) technology can improve the scratch resistance to meet automotive standards and minimize the effect on density.

Louis Martin
Head of Global End Use Thermoplastics Transportation

Clay Offerings for Thermoplastic Reinforcement and Barrier Property Enhancement

In this session, we will give an overview of clay products for reinforcement and/or barrier property enhancement of polypropylene and polyamides.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Jörg Garlinksy
Head of Global End Use Thermoplastics Industrial Applications

Flame Retardant Synergists and Additives

We will discuss flame retardant system solutions for polyolefins and specifically address the topic of HFFR cables.

Bjorn Hansen
End Use Specialist, Thermoplastics Industrial Applications

Additives for Recycling and Odor Reduction

Recycling of plastics can be improved through the effective use of additives. BYK’s easy-to-use solutions for improving the properties of material streams from industry and households give plastics new life.

Tom Inch
Market Manager Thermoplastics Industrial Applications

Polyamide Modification

Polyamide thermoplastic resins offer an excellent balance of processibility and performance properties. Still, some applications for these resins demand increased impact performance at normal or low temperatures. For these applications, improved grades of polyamide can be used. BYK SCONA modifiers are used in toughened polyamide resins, ranging from general-purpose toughness to intermediate and super toughness.

Louis Martin
Head of Global End Use Thermoplastics Transportation

Heat Stabilizing Polyamides

Polyamides present an excellent balance of properties. To retain the expected performance, they must be stabilized to resist degradation due to heat. We will discuss the many options available based on the application requirements.

Louis Martin
Head of Global End Use Thermoplastics Transportation

Compounds and Concentrates

In this session, we will discuss BYK’s variety of compounded products for use in thermoplastics. These include heat stabilization, light stabilization and flame retardant additives.


Do I need to any special software to join?

All content will stream via Microsoft Teams. If unfamiliar with Teams, the following browsers support this platform: Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome.

How do I log in to the virtual session?

After completing registration, login instructions and links will be sent via email.

How much does it cost to participate?

There is no cost to join the virtual program. Please be aware that data charges for streaming and downloading content may be imposed by your internet provider.

Can I get copies of the content presented?

At the conclusion of the program, all participants will receive a link to download presentations.

When will I receive my certificate of participation?

At the conclusion of the program, registered participants will receive an option to request a certificate of attendance.