April 2020 Vol. 1

MNA – All the latest news on Additives, Masterbatches and Concentrates for the Polymer Industry 
Stay in Touch with the Polymer Additives Industry While Social Distancing
 


NEWSMAKERS:  * Ampacet * BASF * Clariant * ExcelPlas * Exxon Mobil * Formosa Polymers * Gabriel Chemie  * PolyOne  * Schulman

Exxon Mobil Works to Fortify Supply Chain Despite Corona Virus
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/V7pLTGUo10z44vx#pdfviewer
COVID-19 Halts Canadian Polyethylene Plant Construction
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/HL7afFa3CsMfQMS#pdfviewer

European Spot Polyethylene Rigid Plastic Trade Hit by COVID-19 Lockdowns
https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/petrochemicals/040220-april-petrochemicals-prices-drop-as-covid-19-infection-rate-rises

Three COVID-19 Positive Workers at Texas Polyethylene Plant
https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/three-covid-19-cases-among-contract-workers-texas-formosa-plant

Clariant Said to Discuss $1.5 Billion Unit Sale With PolyOne
https://www.industryweek.com/leadership/article/22028343/clariant-said-to-discuss-15-billion-unit-sale-with-polyone

GABRIEL-CHEMIE ITALY RESUMES PRODUCTION DESPITE COVID-19
https://www.gabriel-chemie.com/en/GC_Italy_Update

Gabriel-Chemie Expands the Online Portal Masterofbatch.com with a Search Tool for Additive Masterbatches
https://www.gabriel-chemie.com/en/news/find-the-right-additive-masterbatch-easily-online-now

Innovative Plastics Additives can be Used to Transform Regular Plastics into “Super Plastics”
https://bioplasticsnews.com/2020/03/30/symphony-environmental-super-plastics/

Polymer Testing Laboratory for All Your Plastic and Masterbatch Testing Needs
As a manufacturer or processor of plastic products you can only comply with high quality standards if you accurately know the material characteristics and material properties. EXCELPLAS gives you safety in the use of plastics.  The experienced materials experts in our laboratories examine your plastics specimens and samples using state-of-the-art testing technology and many years of expertise. Whether regarding solids, powder or liquids, we provide you with solid results quickly and reliably. You thus receive recognized proof of the desired material properties and chemical composition of your materials.
EXCELPLAS offers the following polymer testing services:

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  • Determination of the glass transition temperature by DSC
  • Determination of the melting temperature by DSC
  • Detection of solvents by GC-MS
  • Detection of pigments and fillers by XRD
  • Testing the effectiveness of stabilizers by LC-MS
  • Testing the hardening properties of thermosets by DSC
  • Determination of crystallinity by DSC
  • Testing using the scanning electron microscope
  • Tensile tests
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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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https://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au/

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https://www.polypipenews.com.au/


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


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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.
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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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February 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 * Solvay  * Schulman 

Pigment In White Masterbatch Formulation Gets Cancer Warning from EU (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/dcRJSd45VkABYFe

Polyethylene Resin Manufacturer Formosa Plastics Set to pay $50 million in Pellet Pollution Lawsuit (Breaking News)
https://www.plasticstoday.com/materials/formosa-plastics-set-pay-50-million-pellet-pollution-lawsuit/198390713561947

Clariant to Cut up to 600 Jobs as Profit Falls (Breaking News)
http://www.mrcplast.com/news-news_open-366367.html

Clariant Masterbatches Develops Novel Chrome Colour for Packaging
https://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/clariant-masterbatches-colour/

Bill Gates Foundation Funds Development of New Antioxidant for Geomembranes Made from Lignin (Breaking News)
The new AO has zero extractability, high functionality and is Food Contact Approved
https://renmatix.com/1-million.html

Ascend to Acquire Italian Compounding, Masterbatch Companies
https://www.plasticstoday.com/compounding/ascend-acquire-italian-compounding-masterbatch-companies/198226467462403

Birla Carbon, GranBio Technologies Introduce Breakthrough Innovation in Nanocellulose Dispersion Composite Masterbatch
https://www.manufacturingtodayindia.com/products-suppliers/6536-birla-carbon-granbio-technologies-introduce-breakthrough-innovation-in-nanocellulose-dispersion-composite

GRAFE Presents Masterbatch to Modify Structural and Exterior Components
https://www.plasticsinsight.com/grafe-presents-masterbatch-to-modify-structural-and-exterior-components/

Additives Adding Value to Polymers
https://packagingeurope.com/adding-value-to-polymers/

Itaconix Unveils New Functional Additive that can Enhance Biodegradable Plastics
https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/912494/itaconix-unveils-new-functional-additive-that-can-enhance–biodegradable-plastics-912494.html

Aimplas Hosting Fifth Mixing, Reinforcing and Additives Workshop in May
https://www.eppm.com/industry-news/aimplas-hosting-fifth-mixing-reinforcing-additives-workshop/

Clariant Launch Compounds and Concentrates for ‘Quality by Design’
https://www.med-technews.com/news/clariant-launch-compounds-and-concentrates-for-quality-by-/

Brüggemann Develops First Flow Enhancer for Semi-Aromatic Polyamides
https://www.eppm.com/materials/br%C3%BCggemann-develops-first-flow-enhancer-for-semi-aromatic-po/

Chemical Composition and Ecotoxicity of Plastic and Car Tire Rubber Leachates to Aquatic Organisms
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0043135419310449

Basell Patents New Masterbatch Composition
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20200024434A1/en

Comparison of different properties of HDPE grades with high melt flow index for use in the production of masterbatch and injection of thin-walled parts
https://rangdaneh.ir/Admin/upload/98/24.pdf

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

Creep of HDPE Filled with Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1431/1/012005/meta

Total Research Patents Masterbatches for Preparing Composite Materials with Enhanced Conductivity Properties
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190378634A1/en

ExxonMobil Patents Masterbatch Compositions Having Titanium Dioxide and Propylene-Ethylene Copolymer
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190367688A1/en

CLARIANT INTRODUCES BRILLIANT NEW METALLIC AESTHETIC; TARGETS PREMIUM PACKAGING
https://www.clariant.com/en/Corporate/News/2020/02/Clariant-introduces-brilliant-new-metallic-aesthetic-targets-premium-packaging

Additive Enables Recycling of Co-mingled Ppolyolefin Scrap Plastic
https://www.plasticstoday.com/packaging/additive-enables-recycling-co-mingled-polyolefin-scrap-plastic/165973984662344

Solvay’s new HMW HALS capacity now online, satisfies demand for light stabilizers
https://www.solvay.com/en/press-release/solvays-new-hmw-hals-capacity-now-online-satisfies-demand-light-stabilizers

BASF UV Stabilizers Protect Geosynthetic Oil Spill Barriers from Degradation by Intense Sunlight
https://www.basf.com/ca/en/who-we-are/sustainability/whats-new/sustainability-news/2019/BASF-light-stabilizers-protect-oil-spill-barriers-from-degradation.html

Durability Study of Automotive Additive Manufactured Specimens
https://www.sae.org/publications/technical-papers/content/2020-01-0957/

Analytical Series: Principles of Accelerated Weathering: Evaluations of Coatings
https://www.paint.org/coatingstech-magazine/articles/analytical-series-principles-of-accelerated-weathering-evaluations-of-coatings/

ExcelPlas Polymer Masterbatch Analysis Services for Polymer Additives
https://www.excelplas.com/about-us/our-company/


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.
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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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February 2020 Vol. 1

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


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

CEO of Polymer Manufacturer Lucent Polymers Charged with Major Fraud (Declassified)
https://www.sec.gov/litigation/complaints/2019/comp24397.pdf

PolyOne, Clariant Deal Seen as ‘Holy Grail’ (Breaking News)
https://www.crainscleveland.com/manufacturing/polyone-clariant-deal-seen-holy-grail

Berry Introduces Non-Carbon Black Masterbatch to Aid Plastics Recycling (Breaking News)
https://www.plasteurope.com/news/BERRY_GLOBAL_t244384/

ExcelPlas Labs Offer Full Additive Analysis on Polyolefins :  Comprehensive and Fast Turnaround
-identify and quantify process stabilisers, antioxidants and HALS
-detect and quantify UV stabilisers
-deformulate and reverse engineering of masterbatch and polymer additive packages
https://www.excelplas.com/

Ampacet Introduce ReVive™ Compatibilizer Masterbatch to Reprocess Mixed Polyolefins (Breaking News)
https://www.plasticsrecycling.org/news-and-media/982-january-28-2020-textile-world

PolyOne Went from Seller to Buyer in Big Second-half Deals (Breaking News)
Last Month PolyOne announced plans to acquire the global masterbatch concentrates business of Clariant AG for $1.45 billion
https://www.rubbernews.com/acquisition/polyone-went-seller-buyer-big-second-half-deals

Polyone Announces 4Q, Full Year 2019 Results – Sales were $2.8632 Billion (Breaking News)
https://www.inkworldmagazine.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2020-01-29/polyone-announces-4q-full-year-2019-results/

ExcelPlas Provides One of the Best Polymer Testing and Polymer Analysis Services for Masterbatches and Polymer Additives
https://www.excelplas.com/about-us/our-company/

Clariant Debuts Bio-based Plastic Additives (Breaking News)
https://www.plasticstoday.com/sustainability/clariant-debuts-bio-based-plastic-additives/75208497462139

New Additive Masterbatches Offer Recycling Boost for PP and PE (Breaking News)
https://recyclinginternational.com/research/new-additives-offer-recycling-boost-for-pp-and-pe/29147/

First COMPEO Compounding System for Colour Masterbatch in Operation
https://www.eppm.com/machinery/first-compeo-compounding-system-colour-masterbatch-operation/

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/

January 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 * Tolsa

PolyOne to Buy Clariant Masterbatch Business (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/uNSptM93vly7tJ3

Clariant Sells Masterbatches business for 1.6 Billion (Breaking News)
https://www.medicalplasticsnews.com/news/clariant-sells-masterbatches-business-for-1-6-billion/

Solvay’s New HMW HALS Capacity Now Online, Satisfies Demand for Light Stabilizers
https://www.solvay.com/en/press-release/solvays-new-hmw-hals-capacity-now-online-satisfies-demand-light-stabilizers

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

ExcelPlas Labs Offer Full Additive Analysis on Polyolefins :  Comprehensive and Fast Turnaround
-identify and quantify process stabilisers, antioxidants and HALS
-detect and quantify UV stabilisers
-deformulate and reverse engineering of masterbatch and polymer additive packages
https://www.excelplas.com/

Schulman Patents Foamable Polyolefin Composition
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20190382545.pdf 

Processing and Structure of BOPP film with Nanoparticle-based Additives
https://dc.engconfintl.org/composites_all_2019/26/

BASF Debottlenecking of Antioxidants Plant in Italy
https://www.plasteurope.com/news/BASF_t244325/

Masterbatches for Preparing Composite Materials with Enhanced Conductivity Properties, Process and Composite Materials Produced
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190378634A1/en

Exxon Mobil Patents Masterbatch Compositions Having Titanium Dioxide and Propylene-Ethylene Copolymer
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190367688A1/en

Spanish Additives Group Plans Growth in Europe
https://www.plasteurope.com/news/UNNOX_t244278/

Ampacet Diverts Plastic Films from Landfill with New Blend of Functional Additives
https://www.packaginginsights.com/news/Ampacet-diverts-plastic-films-from-landfill-with-new-blend-of-functional-additives.html

First Graphene Announces Steel Blue Signs Supply Agreement
http://www.finnewsnetwork.com.au/CompanyReports/First-Graphene/First-Graphene-Announces-Steel-Blue-Signs-Supply-Agreement

Mealworms Can Safely Biodegrade Toxic Additive-Containing Plastic
http://www.sci-news.com/biology/mealworms-toxic-plastic-07974.html

Solvay’s New HMW HALS Capacity Now Online, Satisfies Demand For Light Stabilizers
https://www.chemicalonline.com/doc/solvay-s-new-hmw-hals-capacity-now-online-satisfies-demand-for-light-stabilizers-0001

Tolsa Grows Flame Retardant Line
https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/tolsa-grows-flame-retardant-line

Webinar: How to Improve Performance and Production Efficiency Through UV Additive Selection
https://www.solvay.com/en/event/webinar-breaking-mold-how-improve-performance-and-production-efficiency-through-uv-additive

Creep Reduction of HDPE Filled with Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes
Incorporation of 10 wt.% of CNT into HDPE sheet resulted in a decrease of creep and residual strains for more than 3 and 5 times, respectively.
Carbon nanotubes also provide in situ strain sensing capability during long-term deformation
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1431/1/012005/pdf



This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Polymer Testing Labs.
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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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December 2019 Vol. 2

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


**Industry News on specialty Additives, Stabilisers, Pigments, Antioxidants, Colorants, Plasticisers**


Cabot Debuts Carbon Masterbatches Based on Post-Industrial Carbon Black and Recycled Polymers
TECHBLAK™ 85 series by Cabot are black masterbatches made from post-industrial carbon black and recycled polymers
https://www.plasticstoday.com/materials/cabot-debuts-carbon-masterbatches-based-on-post-industrial-carbon-black-recycled-polymers/150899882261980 

Polyone in Taks to Buy Clariant Masterbatch Unit
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/KA9ZhXcMJVITJZb#pdfviewer

2020 Vision Not Clear for Plastics Compounders
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/fQDjL7Y09d3h6Zg#pdfviewer

Clariant Additive Masterbatch Makes Black Plastic Packaging ‘Visible’ to Sorting Systems
https://www.healthcarepackaging.com/issues/sustainability/news/13701921/clariant-additive-masterbatch-makes-black-plastic-packaging-visible-to-sorting-systems 

Clariant Said to Discuss $1.5 Billion Unit Sale With PolyOne
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-03/clariant-said-to-mull-1-5-billion-masterbatches-sale-to-polyone 

Clariant Launches 25 Organic Pigments for Bioplastics
https://bioplasticsnews.com/2019/09/25/clariant-organic-pigments-bioplastics/

Clariant is Planning a Billion-Dollar Deal for the New Group Tag
https://www.jellypages.com/business/Clariant-is-planning-a-billion-dollar-deal-for-the-new-group-tag-h93915.html 

Clariant Blowing Agent Masterbatches Achieve BMW Automotive Weight-saving Success Story
https://www.plasticstoday.com/automotive-and-mobility/clariant-masterbatches-bmw-highlight-automotive-weight-saving-success-story/51138383561970 

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

Clariant Launches First Plastics Research Centre
https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/chemicals-company-to-launch-plastics-research-centre-2019-11-29/searchString:Clariant+Launches+First+Plastics+Research+Centre 

Woon Keat Moh Appointed Colour and Additives President for Polyone
https://www.plasteurope.com/news/POLYONE_t243896/ 

Clariant Making its Additives Fit for Reuse Allowing Re and Upcycling
https://www.clariant.com/en/Corporate/News/2019/08/Clariant-making-its-Additives-fit-for-reuse-halogenfree-flame-retardant-allowing-re-and-upcycling-of 

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December 2019 Vol. 1

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


​**Industry News on specialty Additives, Stabilisers, Pigments, Antioxidants, Colorants, Plasticisers**

Ampacet Showcases Recent R3 Product Introductions
• REC-NIR-Black: a masterbatch concentrate for black plastics that enables scanning by NIR technology for automated sorting at recycling facilities. The material was named 2019 Product Innovation of the Year at Plastics Recycling Awards Europe.
• Blue Edge and Green Edge: additives that counteract the yellowish/discoloration found with some post-consumer recycled materials. The additives enable increased use of post-consumer recycled content.
• ReVive Multifunctional Compatibilizer: enables recycling of polyolefin and barrier materials for post-industrial and post-consumer applications. The material also reduces the volume of material sent to landfills.
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/EEBEM7l1yzztuwn#pdfviewer
https://www.ampacet.com/ampacet-offers-broad-range-of-sustainability-masterbatch-and-additive-products-for-north-american-market/ 

Polymer Antioxidants in the Spotlight in PP Mesh Lawsuit in the Federal Court
Two antioxidants: dilauryl thiodipropionate (or DLTDP), to improve long-term storage of the resin and fibre and to reduce the potential oxidative reaction with UV light, and Santonox R, to promote stability during compounding and extrusion.
https://www.judgments.fedcourt.gov.au/judgments/Judgments/fca/single/2019/2019fca1905 

SABO to Upgrade SABO®STAB UV 119 Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer Manufacturing Unit
http://www.sabo.com/sabo/news.php?new_id=54 

BASF Light Stabilisers Protecting Playgrounds
https://www.eppm.com/materials/basf-light-stabiliser-protects-playgrounds-from-uv-light/ 

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

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 

Dover Receive FDA Clearance for Doverphos LGP-12
https://www.doverchem.com/news/2019/11/6/dover-chemical-corporation-receives-fda-clearance-for-doverphos-lgp-12 

Silvergate Pigments Pigment Clogging Masterbatches
https://www.plasticsnewseurope.com/news/silvergate-addresses-pigments-clogging-masterbatch-films 

Clariant Launches Antimony-trioxide-free Laser-marking System For Livestock Ear Tags
https://www.clariant.com/en/Corporate/News/2019/11/Clariant-launches-antimony-trioxide-free-laser-marking-system-for-livestock-ear-tags



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July 2016 Vol. 1

Cooler Masterbatches for Syntehtic Grass
http://allseasonssyntheticturf.com.au/latest-news/perth-schools-prefer-australian-made-artificial-grass-from-all-seasons-synthetic-turf/

Plastic Industry Drives Demand for NanoXplore Graphene
http://www.geologyforinvestors.com/plastic-industry-drives-demand-for-nanoxplore-graphene/

Clariant Masterbatches Present Packaging Additives Lecture by Gerard McKone
http://www.plastics.org.au/images/pdf-documents/2016_PDFs/Packaging-Tech-July16%20V3.pdf

New Masterbatch Company – is a Joint Venture between Vietnamese and German Company
https://www.polymerasia.com/

WPC Masterbatch Additive for Wood Polymer Composite Industry
https://www.polymerasia.com/our-products/wpc-additive.html

Ugent Makes Conductive Graphene Filament Masterbatch for 3D Printing
http://www.ugenttech.com/Products-UG%20Conductive%20Nanocomposite%20Masterbatch%20for%203D%20Printing.html

Melbourne-Based Polymer Analysis Laboratory Expands Testing Capabilities with Pyro-FTIR
http://www.excelplas.com/

Long After-Glow Photoluminescent Polymer Masterbatches
http://www.glow4u.com/catalog1.html

Schulman Announces New Masterbatch Facility in China
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/a-schulman-announces-new-color-masterbatch-facility-in-china-300259334.html

Schulman Enters Strategic Partnership for Masterbatch in Africa
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/a-schulman-enters-strategic-partnership-for-masterbatch-in-africa-300294217.html

Altana expands its additive business through acquisition of Addcomp
http://www.chemengonline.com/altana-expands-its-additive-business-through-acquisition-of-addcomp/?printmode=1

Schulman Reports Fiscal 2016 Third Quarter Results
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/a-schulman-reports-fiscal-2016-third-quarter-results-300291690.html

Clariant will shortly announce a range of new pigments, additives and
masterbatches that are said to enhance safety, sustainability and
innovation in plastics.
Included are a yellow pigments to replace lead
chromates for consumer goods as well as an infrared transparent black for
nylons, ABS, PC and other engineering resins; the latest addition of
halogen-free flame retardant for E/E nylon goods; and UV additive
masterbatches for polyolefin roofing sheets. Look also for the launch of
new anti-counterfeit fluorescent-effect tagant technology for plastic
components and packaging.
http://www.ptonline.com/blog/post/a-pre-k2016-experience-in-belgium

ExcelPlas Labs (Melbourne) Now Offering Limiting Oxygen Index for Polymers and FR Compounds
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