Huntsman Develops Novel Additive Designed To Enhance Coatability of Polypropylene


23 April 2018


Shanghai, China – Huntsman Performance Products has developed an advanced additive technology that is designed to increase the surface energy and polarity of thermoplastic polyolefins including polypropylene. Due for introduction at Chinaplas at the end of April, ELASTAMINE® XPM additive represents a new technical approach to enhancing the coatability of polyolefin.


Thermoplastic polyolefins are widely used across automotive, packaging and electronics applications. However, their low surface energy and hydrophobicity can require the use of special coatings and treatments. Added to thermoplastic polyolefin resins, ELASTAMINE® XPM additive are intended to help eliminate the need to prime the surface of polyolefins with adhesion promotors. This has the potential to save plastic producers time and costs. It also fits with the drive for leaner, more efficient manufacturing processes.


The introduction of Huntsman’s ELASTAMINE® XPM additive will be of interest to compounders, car bumper manufacturers, automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), home appliance OEMs and plastic packaging firms.


Visitors to Chinaplas will be able to find out more about Huntsman’s ELASTAMINE® XPM additive at a special presentation about the new technology. Go to Room M5-03 at 10:00am on April 26, 2018, to hear Vincent Chen, Marketing Manager – APAC Polymer Modification at Huntsman; and Professor Zhang Yong, from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, discuss the development of ELASTAMINE® XPM additive and its key features. Visitors to Huntsman’s stand at Chinaplas will also be able to see a car bumper prototype sample made of a polypropylene resin modified with ELASTAMINE® XPM additive.




ELASTAMINE® is a registered trademark of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all countries. © Copyright 2018. Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof. All rights reserved.


About Huntsman:

Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2017 revenues of approximately $8 billion.  Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 75 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 10,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at


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Nancy Turner
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