August 2020 Vol. 2

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 * Avient * Biomaster * Clariant * COVID-19 * ExcelPlas * PolyOne  * UV Testing 

Avient (the New PolyOne): Announces Second Quarter 2020 Results (Breaking News)
PolyOne has rebranded to ‘Avient’ following the acquisition of the colour masterbatch businesses of Clariant 
https://www.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/AVIENT-CORPORATION-14081/news/Avient-Announces-Second-Quarter-2020-Results-30968769/

Recovery Underway for Resin Distribution in 2020 (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/XeX53RWaGcjPcED#pdfviewer

Clariant Makes Dark Colours NIR Detectable
https://plasticsinpackaging.com/online/clariant-makes-dark-colours-nir-detectable/

Polymer Company Avient Appoints New Chief Financial Officer (Breaking News)
https://www.bizjournals.com/cleveland/news/2020/08/24/polymer-company-avient-appoints-new-chief-financia.html

Development of Bamboo Charcoal Masterbatch for Polymer Composites
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pc.25776

Ampacet Extends Availability of GermsClean™ Antimicrobial Additive Masterbatch Due to COVID Demand (Breaking News)
https://www.ampacet.com/ampacet-extends-availability-of-germscleantm-antimicrobial-additive-for-effective-protection-of-plastic-products/

Silver-Based Antimicrobial Masterbatches for Polymers in High Demand with COVID (Breaking News)
http://www.biomasterusa.com/applications/plastics

Rapid and Accurate Determination of  Antioxidant and UV Stabilisers in Polymers (Full Additive Screen by ExcelPlas Labs)
https://www.excelplas.com/

Discrimination of Virgin and Recycled Polyethylene Based on Volatile Organic Compounds Using a Headspace GC-MS Coupled with Chemometrics Approach
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2214289420305718

Occurrence, Toxicity and Risk Assessment of Plastic Additives in Besos River, Spain  (New Research)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0045653520322177

Transfer of Toxic Additives from Plastics to Sea Birds (New Research)
https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Research-Institutes/marine-research/show-marine/Transfer-of-toxic-additives-from-plastic-to-fulmars.htm

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

Accelerated Weathering of Polymers and Determining The Resistance of Polymers to UV
https://www.uvtesting.com.au/

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