Making polymers more compatible
2 May 2023
Compatibilisers and coupling agents have long played a key role in the compounding sector for their ability to improve the performance of virgin polymer compounds containing fillers. However, today they are also increasingly being used to help upgrade recycled materials — carefully selected compatibilisers can allow the successful combination of dissimilar polymers, overcoming unwanted negative effects on mechanical and physical properties.
The latest developments in compatibilising and coupling technology aim to enhance the performance of virgin plastic compounds while expanding opportunities to use recycled content.