March 2020 Vol. 3

MNA – All the latest news on Additives, Masterbatches and Concentrates for the Polymer Industry


NEWSMAKERS:  * Ampacet * BASF * Cabot * Clariant * ExcelPlas * PolyOne * Solvay  * Schulman 

BASF, Clariant Postpone Annual MeetingsDue to COVID-19
https://cen.acs.org/business/BASF-Clariant-postpone-annual-meetings/98/i11

ExcelPlas Coating Labs Move to Automated Testing and Robotic Autosampler During COVID-19
ExcelPlas continues to remain operational and accessible for masterbatch and polymer testing during this difficult period and has switched to more automated testing, 
Robotic autosampling equipment and remote-access video monitoring of DSC and FTIR to ensure continuity of work flow. 75% of staff are working from home checking and writing reports.
https://www.excelplas.com/ 

Graphite-Embedded Polyethylene Kills 99.99% of Bacteria on Contact
https://www.plasticstoday.com/medical/graphite-embedded-plastic-kills-9999-bacteria-on-contact/164128815462704

Additives: Matte Masterbatches for High-Impact, Luxurious Finish PET Molded and Extruded Sheet Products
https://www.ptonline.com/products/additives-matte-masterbatches-for-high-impact-luxurious-finish-pet-molded-and-extruded-sheet-products

Processing Stabilizer for Repro and/or Recycled HDPE
https://www.ptonline.com/products/additives-processing-stabilizer-for-repro-andor-recycled-hdpe

Expanded Polyproplene Foam with Improved Surface Properties and Optimized Filling Behavior
https://www.ptonline.com/products/materials-epp-foam-with-improved-surface-properties-and-optimized-filling-behavior

Cabot Corporation Now Offers CABELEC® Conductive Concentrates 
https://www.cabotcorp.com/-/media/files/infosheets/masterbatches-and-conductive-compounds/infosheet-cabelec-conductive-concentrates.pdf?la=en&rev=69015985e6e945c295a6bc4837edbe91

Carbon-free Technology Ignites Black Plastics Recyclability Roadshow
https://www.packaginginsights.com/news/carbon-free-technology-repositions-black-plastics-on-the-recyclability-roadshow.html

Clariant Expands Polymer Compounds Portfolio
https://www.medicalplasticsnews.com/news/clariant-expands-polymer-compounds-portfolio/

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March 2020 Vol. 2

MNA – All the latest news on Additives, Masterbatches and Concentrates for the Polymer Industry


NEWSMAKERS:  * Ampacet * BASF * Clariant * ExcelPlas * Exxon Mobil * PolyOne * Sukano  * Schulman 

PolyOne/Clariant Masterbatch Deal in Doubt Amid Coronavirus Crisis
https://www.icis.com/explore/resources/news/2020/03/20/10484941/polyone-clariant-masterbatch-deal-in-doubt-amid-coronavirus-crisis

Materials Firms Watch, Wait for Coronavirus Impact
https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/materials-firms-watch-wait-coronavirus-impact

Italy’s Polymer Supply Chain at Risk from Coronavirus Outbreak
https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/petrochemicals/031220-italys-polymer-supply-chain-at-risk-from-coronavirus-outbreak

Pandemic Shakes the Suddenly Atypical Plastics Sector
https://recyclinginternational.com/corona-virus/pandemic-shakes-the-suddenly-atypical-plastics-sector/29806/

Holcobatch™: The First Eco-friendly Masterbatch?
https://www.eppm.com/materials/holcobatch-the-first-eco-friendly-masterbatch/

Clariant Masterbatches Earn ‘OK’ Certification for Home and Industrial Composting
https://www.bioplasticsmagazine.com/en/news/meldungen/20200309Clariant-Masterbatches-earn-OK-certification-for-home-and-industrial-composting.php

Ampacet REVIVE™ 962 E offers a sustainable solution for multi-material polyolefin barrier packaging that enables use of reclaimed material in quality film
https://www.ampacet.com/ampacet-introduces-compatibilizer-masterbatch-revive-962-e-allows-recycling-of-multi-material-packaging/

ExcelPlas Labs Can Give Full Deformulation Analysis of Antioxidants and HALS Stabilizers in Polymers (Cost Effective & Rapid Turnaround)
http://www.excelplas.com/

Sukano’s NIR Detectable Black Masterbatch Makes it onto French Positive List
https://www.sustainableplastics.com/news/sukanos-nir-detectable-black-masterbatch-makes-it-french-positive-list

BPF Letter to Government In Response to Coronavirus
https://www.bpf.co.uk/article/bpf-supports-members-amid-covid-19-1601.aspx

First COMPEO Compounding System For Color Masterbatch
https://www.modernplasticsglobal.com/2020/03/02/first-compeo-compounding-system-for-color-masterbatch/

ExcelPlas Labs Offer Specific Filler Identification in Masterbatches by XRD
-distinguish between anatase and rutile titanium dioxide pigments
-identify specific type of clay or silica fillers
-identify specific mineral flame retardants such as ATH and MDH
-determine crystalline silica content of inorganic fillers for plastics
https://www.excelplas.com/


This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Polymer Testing Labs.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Masterbatch News Australia (MNA) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Plastics Additives, Polymer Compounding and Masterbatches;

MNA is now sent to over 3500 Plastics Industry Members every month.


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March 2020 Vol. 1

MNA – All the latest news on Additives, Masterbatches and Concentrates for the Polymer Industry


NEWSMAKERS:  * Ampacet * BASF * Clariant * ExcelPlas * Exxon Mobil * PolyOne * Solvay  * Schulman 

Clariant to Slash 600 Jobs as Profit Plunges, Outlook Dims (Breaking News)
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/business/clariant-to-slash-600-jobs-as-profit-plunges-outlook-dims/articleshow/74114783.cms?from=mdr

BASF’s Plastic Additive Shields 5G Base Stations from UV Light
https://www.britishplastics.co.uk/News/basf%E2%80%99s-plastic-additive-shields-5g-base-stations-from-uv-lig/

BASF Additives Help Improve Highways in India Through Improved Durability
https://www.eppm.com/materials/basf-additives-help-improve-highways-in-india/

BASF’s Plastic Additives Improve the Manufacture and Functionality of Underwater Cable Sheathing
https://www.basf.com/global/en/media/news-releases/2019/11/p-19-380.html

Degraded Polyethylene Leads to Gas Pipeline Explosion
https://theprovince.com/news/local-news/stress-corrosion-cracking-led-to-pipeline-rupture-in-prince-george-tsb-report/wcm/fe6b3dcd-0a5a-44ee-958f-e3f89e201617

Oxidized Polyethylene Blamed for Gas Pipeline Blast
https://www.timescolonist.com/undetected-cracks-blamed-for-enbridge-gas-pipeline-blast-in-b-c-in-2018-1.24090051


Do You Want to Know What is in Your Masterbatch or Polymer Compound?
ExcelPlas Labs can do a complete elemental deformulation for inorganic additives such as pigments, fillers, flame retardants, reinforcements, etc in polymer compounds.
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Capability-NTs.pdf

BASF Showcases Additive Solutions for the Entire Packaging Life Cycle at Interpack 2020
https://www.basf.com/global/en/media/news-releases/2020/03/p-20-138.html

Clariant Launches Medical Polymer Compounds Resistant To Hydrolytic Degradation
https://www.clariant.com/en/Corporate/News/2020/02/Clariant-launches-medical-polymer-compounds-resistant-to-hydrolytic-degradation

Clariant Releases Masterbatch Range for Automotive Plastic Connectors
https://www.plasteurope.com/news/CLARIANT_t244632/

Clariant Masterbatches Debuts Colors for High Temperature Resins
https://www.plasticstoday.com/compounding/clariant-masterbatches-debuts-colors-high-temperature-resins/105059162962573

ExcelPlas Laboratories Melbourne offer support services for the chemical identification and quantification of polymer additives
Reverse Formulation, Deformulation of Plastics and Polymer Compounds – Over 25 years Experience in Polymer Analysis
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Capability-NTs.pdf

Plastic Pellets Trigger Feeding Responses in Sea Anemones (Breaking News)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0166445X19308136

Microplastics Found in Deep Sea Creatures  (Breaking News)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2020/03/05/newly-discovered-deep-sea-creature-named-after-plastic-found-in-its-guts/#6d9adaa26124

River of Plastic Waste in Africa (Shocking Video)
https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=sfrVy_1583284196

Footage Capture of Dumping of Plastics into Indian Rivers
https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9fdZ8_1578084336

More Dumping of Plastics into Indian Rivers  (Shocking Video)
https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=TPTH_1571267810

Dumping of Plastics into Rivers (Río Amarillo, Provincia de El Oro, Ecuador)
https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aIyMN_1579204337

PolyOne Develops New Silicone Alternative TPE for Medical Tubing
https://www.plasticsinsight.com/polyone-develops-new-silicone-alternative-tpe-for-medical-tubing/

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