effect modifier

With plastics, sometimes the superficial values are just as important then the inner values. HECO®ELAST additives change the look and feel of plastics and, if desired, make them either soft, matt or glossy, even in combination.

Product benefits – Additives for plastics


Gives the product a touch that feels soft.


Visually enhances the product with a frosty look.


Improves the elasticity of the plastic and makes it flexible to use.

HECO®ELAST effect modifier for the plastics industry

With our HECO®ELAST additives, plastics can be upgraded both visually and haptically. Because what looks good should also feel good. With our effect modifiers in granulate form for polyethylene and polypropylene, we can achieve various desired effects. The individual effects can be combined.

The popular soft-touch effect ensures that the plastic looks more matt and feels pleasantly soft at the same time. With our HECO®ELAST 707 PO , our customers from the toy industry can achieve the desired soft plastic surface.

With the frost effect, we can make transparent plastics look like a frozen water surface. Our HECO®ELAST 700 PO is used for plastic products that optically go for the frosty look.

The pearlescent effect is a pure pigment effect with a luminous shimmer. The packaging industry relies on our HECO®ELAST 711 PE, to present products with a high-quality look.

Our additives not only optimise the look, HECO®ELAST additives also influence the elasticity properties of the plastic. If a polymer is desired to be more elastic, but the strength of the plastic itself should still be given, this can be achieved with our effect modifiers. he hose industry, for example, relies on elastic and at the same time stable plastics.

We will be happy to advise you so that you too can enhance your plastics with the desired effect.

HECO®ELAST effect modifiers for plastics include:

700 PO

suitable for polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride; Impact modifier; improves the fibrillation of films at high draw ratios; frost effect

705 PO

suitable for polyethylene, polypropylene; Impact modifier; improves transparency and flow properties

706 PO

suitable for polyethylene, polypropylene; Soft touch effect and frost effect modifier; increases softness; increases puncture resistance of films

707 PO

suitable for polyethylene, polypropylene; Elasticity and soft-touch modifier; increases softness; for injection moulding applications where high transparency and good gloss combined with good flexibility are required

708 PO

suitable for polypropylene; Impact modifier; does not influence the transparency

711 PE

Suitable for polyethylene, polypropylene; Coarse pigment effect/pearl effect


In which field of application do you want to shine with our plastic additives?
We would be happy to use our research and development to specifically develop the plastic additive you need to optimise your individual process.