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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