Welcome to Stabilization Technologies™. We specialize in delivering top quality analytical services and additives solutions to the plastics and coatings industries.
NEW: Acid scavengers are often neglected but there are many nuances to choosing and using them successfully: Acid Acceptors for Plastics a historical Perspective
NEW: How to remove the issues caused by today’s nucleated PP materials: Denucleation of Polypropylene
NEW: Conventional labs struggle with organoleptic odor issues. Learn about the complexities and Stabilization Technologies’ solutions: Odor Control in Heterogeneous Solid Systems
NEW: Read about how we solved the problems with tire rubber odor and how to color compounds made with ground tire: Tire Rubber Composite Alloys and Coloration
NEW: New technologies to solve the mechanical and stabilization problems with plastic solar shingles: Solar Shingles and Plastic Shingles
INFO: Read about UVITA SME 3811 Synergisms with 2,2’Dihydroxy 4,4’ Dimethoxy Benzophenone for Polyethylene Films and Wavelength Protection in the 385-410 nm region and Botrytis cinerea (Grey Mold)
INFO: The key to solving problems is to correctly identify the problem. Here are some case studies where failure to do that has dramatic consequences: The Perception of Needs Versus Wants
Recent studies with Maxgard DPA-8 show that combinations of the liquid absorber and UVITA SME-3811, a solid broad spectrum permanent UVA provides for a broader absorbance and protection. : The Effect of UVITA SME on Maxgard DPA8
Activated natural zeolites to prevent mold, fungus, algae buildup (copper based) or stable colorants for plastics: Broad Utilization of Copper Zeolitic Structures
Maxgard 2800 and Uvita SME 3811 Spectral Enhancer combine to filter out blue light preventing oil rancidity in plastic packaging: BLUE LIGHT IN PACKAGING AND METHODS TO CONTROL TRANSMISSION
See how a common blue pigment can result in environmental stress cracking in HDPE and how to prevent it using a new coloring technology: Copper Phthalocyanine Stress Cracking of Blue HDPE versus OMPF 2018
Read how super crystalline PP has major advantages such as better scratch-resistance, clarity and resistance to yellowing: Effect of Transcrystallinity of Polypropylene Copolymer on Long Term Storage Yellowing
Understand why secondary antioxidants are ignored and misunderstood: The Case for NOT Ignoring Select Secondary Antioxidants
Read about how understanding of UV stabilizers, synergisms and antagonisms are paramount for successful protection of plastics and coatings. Download the whitepaper Evaluation of UVA for coatings and plastics.
Analytical services encompass the whole range of possible techniques, see the dedicated Analysis page for detailed capabilities. We can deformulate any additive package or masterbatch. We can also determine cause of failure due to for example oxidation or incorrect stabilization. An outline of some recent cases solved are available for download.
Stabilization Technologies™ prides itself on being in the forefront when it comes to new safety regulations. We have proactively developed a range of techniques to identify and quantify all kinds of additive including EPA, FDA, REACH and TOSCA listed compounds. We have the means to detect every imaginable compound from pesticides, insecticides, dyes and brominated flame retardants to heavy metals like lead and cadmium or transition metals like hexavalent chromium. For example, we have just added CONEG capability meaning that we can analyze for lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg) and hexavalent chromium (Cr) all detected at the newly specified 100 ppm level (as opposed to the old 300ppm level).
Our analytical services help you find and understand your problem but our service doesn’t stop there. With decades of experience we can provide you with the solutions you need whether that be tailored stabilizer packages or a formulation based on one or more of our own proprietary additive technologies. Our award-winning Molecular Modifiers™ allow you to improve flow and aesthetics. Other technologies include film additives that allow extended preservation of contents from foods to flowers and a revolutionary new flame retardant for polyester non-wovens. The latest development is a unique acid scavenger for fluoropolymers called Fluoride Scavenger STF. UVITA SME™ Spectral Modifiers are the next breakthrough in UV stabilization. Read more on our Technologies page.