August 2020 Vol. 1

MNA – The Latest Updates, News and Alerts on Polymer Masterbatches and Polymer Additives
Stay in Touch with the Polymer Additives Industry While Social Distancing 


NEWSMAKERS:  * Ampacet * BASF * Clariant * ExcelPlas * PACT * PolyOne  * Tosaf 

LyondellBasell Reports Second Quarter 2020 Earnings
https://www.lyondellbasell.com/en/news-events/corporate–financial-news/lyondellbasell-reports-second-quarter-2020-earnings/

Pact Plugs into Plan for $30m Plastic Recycling Plant in Albury
https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/pact-plugs-into-30m-plastic-recycling-plant-in-albury-20200219-p5429j.html

New $45 million Albury/Wodonga Recycling Plant to Build a Domestic Circular Economy and Boost Regional Jobs
https://www.cleanaway.com.au/sustainable-future/cleanaway-pact-asahi-announce-new-plant/

EU leaders Agree €0.80/kg Plastic Waste Levy
https://www.argusmedia.com/en/news/2125001-eu-leaders-agree-080kg-plastic-waste-levy

BASF Enhances R&D Capabilities with the Acquisition of Polyamide Business from Solvay
https://www.basf.com/au/en/media/news-releases/asia-pacific/2020/08/basf-enhances-rd-capabilities-with-the-acquisition-of-polyamide-business-from-solvay.html

Major Companies and Retailers Join BASF’s reciChain Pilot to Improve Circular Economy and Traceability of Recycled Plastics 
https://www.basf.com/ca/en/media/News-Releases/2020/07/basf-responds-to-covid-19-with-additional-cleaning-and-disinfect1/-major-companies-and-retailers-join-basf-s-recichain-pilot-to-im.html

BASF’s Canadian Plastics Waste Blockchain Project Gains Momentum
https://www.icis.com/explore/resources/news/2020/08/05/10537931/basf-s-canadian-plastics-waste-blockchain-project-gains-momentum

Segment Reporting – BASF Half-Year Financial Report 2020 
https://report.basf.com/2020/q2/en/notes/segment-reporting.html

BASF Profit Warning Ripples Through Economy
https://www.industryweek.com/leadership/article/22027886/basf-profit-warning-ripples-through-economy

Apply Risk Management Principles to Improve Extrusion Operations
https://www.plasticstoday.com/extrusion-pipe-profile/apply-risk-management-principles-improve-extrusion-operations

Ampacet Lauches Silo Bliss™ Materbatches
https://www.ampacet.com/ampacet-launches-silky-bliss-masterbatch-provides-recyclability-elegant-look-to-rigid-pet-rpet/

More Polymer News at These Following Web Portals:

Latest News on Polymer Masterbatches
http://www.masterbatchnews.com.au/

Latest News on Polymer Pipes
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/

Latest News on Polymer Cables
https://www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au/

Latest News on Protective Coatings
https://www.coatingsnews.com/

Latest News on Geosynthetics
https://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au/

Latest News on Combustible Polymer Cladding
https://www.claddingtest.com/news/


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