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HallStar to sponsor charity 5k run for Wellness House May 4, 2014

March 20, 2014

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Visit HallStar at In-Cosmetics Hamburg April 1-3 2014

February 25, 2014

HallStar will be available at booth 1E50

HallStar to promote HallBrite BHB at PCHi 2014 on February 19-21

February 3, 2014

New HallBrite BHB Brochure and Prototype Kits available at booths J08 and P45

International Elastomer Conference and Technical Meeting

September 11, 2013

Please join us at the International Elastomer Conference and Technical Meeting on October 8, 2013 in Cleveland, OH at the I-X Center, Booth #1210.

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New Patent for HallGreen Modifiers from HallStar

May 8, 2012

 

The HallStar Company was awarded U.S. Patent Number 8,158,731, titled “Biopolymer Compositions Having Improved Flexibility,” from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) on April 17, 2012. The patent applies to novel, bio-based polymeric additives, which are derived from renewable feedstocks and provide unique benefits to biopolymer processors.

 

Of particular note, HALLGREEN R-8010 is a new, bio-based polymeric succinate that improves the flexibility and pliability of biopolymers including polylactic acid (PLA), starch-based polymers, polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), and polyhydoxybutyrate (PHB); while maintaining long-term compatibility.

 

"Brittleness can be a real problem with biopolymer products," said Robert Hu, HallStar Vice President, R&D. "HALLGREEN R-8010 enhances the flexibility and pliability of compounds and end products, and it provides tangible benefits at customers’ manufacturing facilities by increasing throughput and reducing energy consumption."

 

Test results show that performance benefits can be seen at concentrations as low as 10 percent. When used at 30% loading levels, HALLGREEN R-8010 provides performance benefits that include:

•Tenfold increase in elongation percentage at break

•Five-percent reduction in tensile strength

•Five-percent reduction in tensile at break

 

In addition, HALLGREEN R-8010 increases the melt flow index, which can increase throughput and reduce melt temperature and energy consumption in customers' manufacturing facilities.

 

“The HALLGREEN line has become the go-to modifiers for customers that need environmentally friendly esters,” said John Paro, HallStar Chairman, President, & CEO. “As industry continues to develop and improve sustainable products, we expect the reliance on our high-performance renewable ester plasticizers will continue to grow.”

 

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