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/


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