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.
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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)
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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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April 2016 Vol. 1

New Ampacet Masterbatch Plant Currently Under Construction in Dandenong (VIC)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/dPKSWuWhqdZx6UZ

Upcoming Conference on PVC in Melbourne (19-20 May 2016)
http://www.informa.com.au/conferences/facilities-management-conference/pvc-aus-conference/agenda?utm_source=E_Update_Agenda&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=P16K09

Schulman Polymers, Additives and Masterbatches – Investor Presentation (Declassified)
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/SHLM/0x0x869973/74ADA439-AA77-4989-AA0A-905223C80C1C/SHLM_Investor_Preso_January_2016_00000002_.pdf

Clariant Offers Custom-colored Engineering Resins in Small and Midsize Quantities
https://www.clariant.com/en/Corporate/News/2016/03/Clariant-offers-customcolored-engineering-resins-in-small-and-midsize-quantities

PolyOne Develops New InfraRed Absorbing Additive
http://www.polyone.com/news/redefining-%E2%80%9Ccool%E2%80%9D-new-infrared-absorption-additive-improves-energy-efficiency-and-comfort-large

New UV Exposure Lab in Australia for Testing Resistance of Polymers and Plastics to UV Weathering
http://www.uvtesting.com.au/

Graphene Masterbatches for Polymers Now Available for Industrial Customers
http://investingnews.com/daily/tech-investing/graphene-investing/group-nanoxplore-providing-graphene-enhanced-master-batch-plastic-pellets-industrial-customers/

Cabot Release New Carbon Masterbatch
http://www.cabotcorp.com/~/media/product-documents/datasheets/datasheet-plasblak-un2017pdf.pdf

Martogg Seeking Compounding Process Engineer for Melbourne Role
http://www.seek.com.au/job/30723794

Martogg Seeking Polymer Laboratory Technician
http://www.seek.com.au/job/30723850

Additives for Effective Polymer Recycling (Page 41-44)
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Sunace appoints New National Sales Manager
Sun Ace Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Craig Benson as National Sales Manager commencing August 2014.
Craig has a strong back ground in Polymer Additive technology and over 10 years sales experience in the Chemical and Plastics Industries.
http://sunace.com.au/products.html

ExcelPlas Labs (Melbourne) Now Offering Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) for Polymers and FR Compounds
http://www.excelplas.com/

Plastral Launches New Website
http://www.plastral.com.au/plastral-new-website/

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March 2016 Vol. 2

Cabot Corporation Expands its Range of Universal Masterbatch Products
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160314005117/en/Cabot-Corporation-Expands-Range-Universal-Masterbatch-Products

New Graphene Masterbatch Soon to be Available in Australia
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/1SxMLFJAOk7woms

Nuplex Issue their2016 Financial Year – Half Year Report
http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20160321/pdf/435zbc05nw45yn.pdf

Clariant Publishes Annual Report
http://reports.clariant.com/2015/annual-report/

Federal Court – Primaplas Pty Ltd v Chief Executive Officer of Customs
http://www.judgments.fedcourt.gov.au/judgments/Judgments/fca/full/2016/2016fcafc0040

New Clariant Liquid Additive Masterbatch Reduces Yellowing and Greying of Recycled PET
https://www.clariant.com/en/Corporate/News/2016/02/New-Clariant-Liquid-Additive-Masterbatch-Reduces-Yellowing-in-RecycledPET-Bottles

Fire Retardancy Webinar Series  April 19 | 2PM – 3PM EST
Commercial Flame Retardants: Properties and Applications
http://files.ctctcdn.com/d1e60797001/03321b4d-517c-4c60-a8d6-bf4d577da01f.pdf

ExcelPlas Labs (Melbourne) Now Offering Limiting Oxygen Index for Polymers and FR Compounds
http://www.excelplas.com/

New Bacteria Breaksdown PET Bottles
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-11/plastic-eating-bacterium-can-break-down-pet/7238614

PET recycling revolution fuelled by New Plastic-munching Bacteria
http://theconversation.com/new-plastic-munching-bacteria-could-fuel-a-recycling-revolution-55961

New PET Type Plastic PEF Made from Carbon Dioxide and Plants
http://www.australianetworknews.com/scientists-make-plastic-carbon-dioxide-plants/

Evaluating potential of synthesized additives in plastic films
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/vnl.21551/full

Patterson adds chairman to his PolyOne titles
http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20160316/NEWS/160319856/patterson-adds-chairman-to-his-polyone-titles

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March 2016 Vol. 1

Axieo acquires Quantum Chemicals
http://www.axieo.com/corporate/news-and-views

New Clariant Liquid Additive Masterbatch Reduces Yellowing and Greying of Recycled PET
https://www.clariant.com/en/Corporate/News/2016/02/New-Clariant-Liquid-Additive-Masterbatch-Reduces-Yellowing-in-RecycledPET-Bottles

New Calcium Carbonate (80% CaCO3) Filler Masterbatch
http://fillermasterbatch.co/caco3-fillers/calcium-carbonate-80-caco3-filler-masterbatch-pe-af1802L

Clariant Introduces Scratch Resistant Masterbatches for PP
https://www.clariant.com/en/Business-Units/Masterbatches/Additive-Masterbatches/CESA-Scratch

Specialist Masterbatch for Wood Polymer Composites
http://www.wacker.com/cms/en/products/brands_2/genioplast/genioplast_masterbatches/genioplast_masterbatches.jsp

Alexium (Perth) Introduces Flame Retardant Masterbatches and Additives
http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20160304/pdf/435l9yxkcyvbgg.pdf

ExcelPlas Labs (Melbourne) Now Offering Limiting Oxygen Index for Polymers and FR Compounds
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New BASF Senior Account Manager with Polymer Masterbatch Experience
http://www.plastixanz.com.au/page.asp?PageID=%7BD9D2788D-2140-4395-8AA9-CB47A30A65DE%7D&PlastixANZ

Polymer Cable Insulation Cracking Again due to Faulty Masterbatches
http://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/australian-homes-at-risk-from-faulty-wiring-20160302-gn8k4u.html

New Antistatic Masterbatch for PP
http://www.prw.com/article/20160226/PRW/160229886/tosaf-debuts-new-antistatic-masterbatch-for-pp

Matrix Polymers – Rotathene® SUPA UV Making Tanks Built to Last
http://www.teampoly.com.au/downloads/rotathene-supa-uv-brochure.pdf

New Cabot Black Masterbatch for Geomembranes Significantly Boosts Heat and UV Stability of HDPE
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/6jeYLf8Cm5Bs5km

New Research Shows How Antioxidants and Stabilizers Depletion Occurs in HDPE & LLDPE
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February 2016 Vol. 3

Deformulation and Analysis of Polymer Masterbatches
For $300/sample Excelplas Labs can do a complete elemental deformulation for inorganic additives such as pigments, fillers, flame retardants, reinforcements, etc.
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Clariant Expands in Masterbatch after Posting Mixed Results
http://www.prw.com/article/20160218/PRW/160219831/clariant-expands-in-masterbatch-after-posting-mixed-results

Clariant invests in High Temperature Masterbatches
http://www.plasticstoday.com/articles/clariant-masterbatch-investment-high-temperature-masterbatches-20160218a

Nuplex receives $1b takeover proposal
http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/nuplex-receives-takeover-proposal-184779

Takeover target Nuplex’s profit down; expectations up
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/business/373634/takeover-target-nuplex-s-profit-down-expectations

Nuplex Posts Interim Financials
https://www.nzx.com/files/attachments/230024.pdf

Nuplex suitor taps Deutsche’s Tim Longstaff
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/dataroom/nuplex-suitor-taps-deutsches-tim-longstaff/news-story/e531e26897b8a6fbfb4d8abe18850e3b

Nuplex $1.9 million after-tax loss arising from the reversal of the sale of their masterbatch operations in Vietnam
https://www.nzx.com/files/attachments/230024.pdf

Polyterra New Australian Distributor of Polymer Masterbatches
http://polyterra.com.au/raw-materials-masterbatches/

Schulman To Expand Its Existing Compounding Capabilities
http://ir.aschulman.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=953753

Recycling of halogen-free flame retardants
http://www.chemeurope.com/en/news/156885/fraunhofer-lbf-investigates-recycling-of-halogen-free-flame-retardant.html

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February 2016 Vol. 2

Nuplex Receives a Takeover Bid –  Why the Nuplex Industries Ltd share price jumped 27% Yesterday
http://www.fool.com.au/2016/02/15/base-resources-share-price-zooms-76-higher/

Clariant Announces new Liquid Additive Masterbatch that Minimizes Yellowing and Greying of PET
https://www.clariant.com/en/Corporate/News/2016/02/New-Clariant-Liquid-Additive-Masterbatch-Reduces-Yellowing-in-RecycledPET-Bottles

Clariant Expands with its Latest Masterbatch Plant
http://www.plasticstoday.com/articles/clariant-expands-in-saudi-arabia-with-its-latest-masterbatch-plant-160211

Anti-Rodent & Anti-Termite Polymer Masterbatches Now Available
http://www.synergy-chem.com/usr/page.aspx?pgid=2

Axieo seeking State Sales Manager for Masterbatch Role
http://www.seek.com.au/job/30363518

Axieo seeking General Manager Supply Chain Specialities
http://www.seek.com.au/job/30210573

Masterbatch Additives for Improving Properties of Polyamides (page 19)
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Masterbatch Additives for Improving Scratch & Mar Resistance of Polymers (page 31)
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Axieo seeks Business Analyst for Masterbatch and Specialties Business
http://www.seek.com.au/job/30400534

Clariant Masterbatch Additive for Drug Delivery Devices
http://www.plastech.biz/news/Clariant-Mevopur-additive-for-drug-delivery-devices-10306

Martogg seeking Compounding – Masterbatch Operator for Minto (NSW) Plant
http://www.seek.com.au/job/30385561

Fragrance Masterbatch Additives include: Green Apple, Lemon, Orange, Strawberry, Pine, Raspberry, Peach
http://www.addmaster.co.uk/scentmaster

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February 2016 Vol. 1

Schulman Monday reported fiscal first-quarter net income down 61% year-on-year
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Schulman-falls-short-of-estimates-on-lower-volumes-charges_76323.html

Oops! –  Forgetting the Flame Retardant Puts Big-name Australian Building Companies in Non-compliance Row
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/property/bigname-builders-in-noncompliance-row/news-story/4466b2979c9a368adb35bf17d99a57fd

Investigation of Combustibility Breach of Non Flame Retardant Polyethylene Foam
https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/portal/news/investigation-combustibility-breach

PolyOne buys Masterbatch Concentrates Business from BASF
http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20151209/NEWS/151209788/polyone-buys-concentrates-business-from-basf

PolyOne buys up Kraton’s TPE operation for $72m
http://www.prw.com/article/20160204/PRW/160209900/polyone-snaps-up-kratons-tpe-operation-for-72m

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Buyers Seeking Sellers of Plastic Compounding and Masterbatch Companies
http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20160120/NEWS/160129975/buyers-seeking-sellers-of-materials-firms

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Clariant opens blending and storage facility in Western Australia
http://www.austrade.gov.au/international/invest/investor-updates/2016/speciality-chemicals-conglomerate-opens-blending-and-storage-facility-in-western-australia

Break-through in Additives for Laser Marking of Plastics
http://www.industrial-lasers.com/articles/print/volume-31/issue-1/features/fiber-laser-enables-marking-of-advanced-plastics.html

Massive Additives and Masterbatch Database Now Accessible Through SPE Membership
http://www.canplastics.com/materials/spe-partners-with-specialchem-to-bring-material-database-to-membership/1003437133/

Risk of Polyethylene Cladding Fires in Skyscrapers Grows Due to Missing Flame Retardant Additives
https://sourceable.net/risk-of-cladding-fire-in-skyscrapers-grows/

Free Webinar: Characterization of Wood-Plastic Composites and WPC Additives
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Sabic Introduces New Compounds for 3D Printing
http://www.themoldingblog.com/2015/03/23/sabic-surprises-at-npe-with-focus-on-additive-manufacturing/comment-page-1/#comment-59168

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January 2016 Vol. 1

Schulman Reports Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Results
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Ampacet Continues to Expand with Acquisition of Australia-based Oceania Plastics
http://www.ampacet.com/ampacet-continues-to-expand-global-resources-with-acquisition-of-australia-based-oceania-plastics/

High-performance Masterbatches on the Upswing in China
http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20151228/NEWS/151229906/high-performance-plastics-on-the-upswing-in-china

Ampacet Offers New Colour Masterbatches for PP to give rugged and bold look of granite, concrete and quartz
http://www.ptonline.com/products/additives-masterbatch-color-palettes-offer-random-color-effects

Anticounterfeiting Masterbatches for Polymers
http://content.yudu.com/A3y4ga/CWDec15/resources/50.htm

Axieo seeking Masterbatch Production and Inventory Planner
http://www.seek.com.au/job/30249611

Ampacet Seeking Masterbatch QC Technician
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Martogg seeking Compounding – Process Engineering Cadet
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New Performance Additives for Plastic Films
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Diagnosing Technique for the Surface Blooming of Polymer Additives
http://www.blue-scientific.com/polymer-additives-bloom-afm-ir/

Axieo seeking Inbound Logistics Co-ordinator for Masterbatch Operation
http://www.seek.com.au/job/30143672

Axieo Partners with Monash to Establish an Innovation Hub
https://www.monash.edu/cpmin/industry/axieo-centre-for-innovation

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