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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