Additives for polymers

innovative | polymer-based | customized

At Polytives we develop novel additives for plastics. Our innovative additives are based on the use of (highly) branched polymers, which can be used to adjust material properties such as viscosity, polymerization shrinkage or elasticity. The additives produced by Polytives can be used in a variety of ways – wherever vinyl-based monomers are used as starting materials and even beyond. In addition, our polymer additives enable completely new processing options, as they master challenges that conventional additives or production processes cannot be fulfilled.

Existing processes and applications can be expanded through targeted tailor-made additives for polymers.


Polytives’ additives lead to a significant reduction in viscosity.


The addition of our additives leads to an increase in elasticity without bad side effects that other plasticizers are facing.


By adding Polytives’ additives, a significant shrinkage reduction from e.g. 12% to 5% is possible.


Since Polytives’ additives are based on vinyl-containing polymers, they can also be used in such systems. Whether for classic PMMA, polystyrene or also resins – the possible areas of application are very diverse.

In addition to reducing viscosity in injection molding, it is also possible to reduce the use of solvents in adhesives, improve the flowability of paints, coatings and inks such as 3D printing materials. A possible change in the effects also leads to benefits for the end product. This is just a small overview of the diversity that Polytives’ additives can offer.

  • Lacquers
  • Injection molding
  • 3D printing
  • Ink
  • Coatings
  • …and more.

Are any of these points of interest to you?

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We will surely find a way of working together that will take you further.

We would be happy to advise you whether our standardized additives are suitable for your requirements and your individual goals. Polytives also offers a tailor-made solution for your process. Please contact us. You can find additional information about our portfolio at ‘Products & Services’.