Addivant™ Increases Capacity for Its High-Performance Polymer Antioxidant ULTRANOX® 626

16 November 2017

Addivant™, a world leading supplier of phosphite antioxidants for plastics, announced today that it has expanded by over 40% the production capacity of its high-performance antioxidant ULTRANOX® 626 at their Morgantown, WV plant in the USA.

Additionally, Addivant is pursuing the extension of global food contact approvals for ULTRANOX® 626, allowing for a broader use in food packaging.

ULTRANOX® 626 is a high-performance, organophosphite antioxidant used in a wide variety of polymers including polyolefins, elastomer and engineering plastics. ULTRANOX® 626 has a higher phosphorus concentration than traditional phosphite antioxidants. It can therefore be used at lower concentration, resulting in low migration and low volatile-content plastics, which are major requirements of the packaged food and automotive markets.

In this same context, Addivant announced earlier this year the completion of the 3-fold expansion of its polyethylene and elastomer food contact antioxidant WESTON® 705, reinforcing its commitment to the polymer industry.

Addivant™ is dedicated to Responsible Care®, the chemical industry’s initiative to protect the environment; while ensuring the safety and security of our operations; and safeguarding the health and safety of our employees and neighboring communities. The goal is to make continuous progress toward the vision of no accidents, injuries or harm to the environment. As active and responsible members of the communities in which we operate, Addivant™ is committed to open communication with our employees and neighbors. The company monitors the safe production, transportation, and use of its products. Employees are comprehensively trained to do their jobs safely and with minimum impact on the environment. We care about the future — for all of us.