October 2020 Vol. 1

MNA – The Latest Updates, News and Alerts on Polymer Masterbatches and Polymer Additives
Stay in Touch with the Polymer Additives Industry While Social Distancing 


NEWSMAKERS: * Americhem * Avient * AVIENT * Biomaster * Borealis  * ExcelPlas * LyondellBasell * Milliken * Nordmann * RPET   * SABIC  * SUEZ  * Sukano * Tosaf * UV Testing

INDUSTRY NEWS

REPORT – Phasing Out Plastics The Packaging Sector
https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/odi-et-cp-packaging-report-sep20-proof02_final2.pdf

Protesters Put Plastic Waste at the Doors of Producer SABIC in Run Up to World Clean Up Day
https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2020/09/protesters-put-plastic-waste-at-the-doors-of-producer-sabic-in-run-up-to-world-clean-up-day/

Borealis Granted €250m to Develop Circular Economy Solutions for Plastics
https://www.energylivenews.com/2020/09/29/borealis-granted-e250m-to-develop-circular-economy-solutions-for-plastics/

SABIC Collaboration With Alliance To End Plastic Waste Outlined In 2020 Progress Report
https://www.sabic.com/en/news/24215-sabic-collaboration-with-alliance-to-end-plastic-waste-outlined-in-2020-progress-report

Axieo Website Redirection
Effective October 1, 2020 Axieo changed its name to DKSH Performance Materials. Please click on the button below to be redirected to the DKSH website.
https://www.dksh.com/au-en/home/performance-materials

Mechanical Recycling of Packaging Plastics: A Review
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/marc.202000415

NEW PRODUCTS & NEW RESEARCH

Nordmann Adds Antioxidants and UV Stabilizers to its Additives Portfolio
https://www.eppm.com/materials/nordmann-adds-to-its-additives-portfolio-to-include-antioxid/

Microbial Degradation of Plastics and Its Biotechnological Advancement
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-48973-1_1

Nordmann Extends its Additives Portfolio to include Antioxidants and UV Stabilizers
https://www.britishplastics.co.uk/materials/nordmann-extends-its-additives-portfolio-to-include-antioxid/

Synergistic Effects of Organoclay Cloisite 15A on Recycled PET
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2238785420317622

Evaluation of the Effect of Additives on Thermo-oxidative and Hydrolytic Stabilization of Recycled Post-Consumer PET using Design of Experiments
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142941819316010

Study on the Thermal Stability of Stabilized and Unstabilized LDPE Films
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00289-020-03363-5

Milliken joins Polypropylene Recycling Coalition to Enhance Circularity
https://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/miliken-pp-coalition-circularity/

Tosaf‘s New White Masterbatch Boosts Efficiency and Reduces Smoke and Odour in Extrusion Coating
https://packagingpla.net/tosafs-new-white-masterbatch-boosts-efficiency-and-reduces-smoke-and-odour-in-extrusion-coating/

Nano CaCO3 Incorporation with Polypropylene to Reduce Film Water Vapor Permeability for Packaging Application
http://docsdrive.com/pdfs/ansinet/ajsr/2020/275-283.pdf

GRAPHENE-POSS Polymer Additives Enable Lightweighting
https://www.chemengonline.com/graphene-poss-polymer-additives-enable-lightweighting/?printmode=1

Physiological and Metabolic Approach of Plastic Additives Effects: Immune Cells Responses
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S030438942032104X

Silver Antimicrobial Protection for Plastics
http://www.biomasterusa.com/applications/plastics

Toxins in Plastic Blamed for Health, Environment Hazards
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/9/30/toxins-in-plastics-blamed-for-health-environment-hazards

X-Ray Detectable Masterbatches for Plastics
https://www.scopic.com/x-ray-detectable-polymers/

First infinite Loop facility Producing 100% Recycled and Infinitely Recyclable Plastic in Europe
https://www.petnology.com/competence-online/news/loop-industries-and-suez-announce-strategic-partnership-to-build-first-infinite-loop-facility-producing-100-recycled-and-infinitely-recyclable-plastic-in-europe.html

LyondellBasell Sustainability Report sets Ambitious Plastic Waste Targets
https://www.petnology.com/competence-online/news/lyondellbasell-sustainability-report-sets-ambitious-plastic-waste-targets.html

POLYMER TESTING

Rapid and Accurate Determination of  Antioxidant and UV Stabilisers in Polymers (Full Additive Screen by ExcelPlas Labs)
https://www.excelplas.com/

Accelerated Weathering of Polymers and Determining The Resistance of Polymers to UV
https://www.uvtesting.com.au/

Polymer Testing Laboratory for All Your Plastic and Masterbatch Testing Needs
As a manufacturer or processor of plastic products you can only comply with high quality standards if you accurately know the material characteristics and material properties. EXCELPLAS gives you safety in the use of plastics.  The experienced materials experts in our laboratories examine your plastics specimens and samples using state-of-the-art testing technology and many years of expertise. Whether regarding solids, powder or liquids, we provide you with solid results quickly and reliably. You thus receive recognized proof of the desired material properties and chemical composition of your materials.
EXCELPLAS offers the following polymer testing services:

  • Identification of plastics by FTIR
  • Determination of the glass transition temperature by DSC
  • Determination of the melting temperature by DSC
  • Detection of solvents by GC-MS
  • Identification of pigments and fillers by XRD
  • Determination of type and level of stabilizers by LC-MS
  • Testing the hardening properties of thermosets by DSC
  • Determination of crystallinity by DSC
  • Determination of antioxidant and stabiliser levels by OIT
  • Examination of fracture surfaces using the scanning electron microscope (SEM)
  • Tensile tests 
  • Pressure tests 
  • Bending tests
  • Charpy impact strength and notched impact strength
  • Shore A and shore D hardness testing

https://www.excelplas.com/

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