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/



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