October 2020 Vol. 2

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: * Avient * Chemson * Chevron Phillips * ExcelPlas * Exxon Mobil * LyondellBasell * Polypacific * OCSiAl * RPET * SABIC * SASOL  * Solvay * Tosaf

INDUSTRY NEWS

Australian Masterbatch and Polymer Magnate Amasses Secret Half a Billion Dollar Art Collection (Breaking News)
Lindsey Hogg is owner of Mirlex Australia, Townsend Chemicals and 50% owner of PolyPacific
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/PrXcEyB5Uc0vYtd#pdfviewer​

Exxon Mobil Cuts 1600 Jobs Across Europe (Breaking News)
https://industryeurope.com/sectors/energy-utilities/exxonmobil-to-axe-1600-jobs-in-europe/

China Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation Into US-made PVC – US, Taiwan, Japan Import Sources (Breaking News)
https://www.plasteurope.com/news/PVC_t246007/

US$ 500 Million Giant Merger in the Field of PVC Stabilizers: OYAK Merged Akdeniz Kimya and Chemson, and Became the Largest in the Industry
https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/us-500-million-giant-merger-113200752.html
https://www.dailysabah.com/business/economy/500m-fund-merger-turns-turkish-austrian-firms-into-chemical-giant

Qenos Parent ChemChina labelled by the U.S. Defence Department as a “Communist Chinese Military Company” Selling Billions of Dollars in Bonds with the Help of Western Banks (Wall Street Journal)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-companies-in-pentagon-spotlight-hire-global-banks-to-sell-dollar-bonds-11600165226

Chevron Phillips Announces Success in Advanced Recycling Technology of Polyethylene (Breaking News)
https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2020/10/chevron-phillips-chemicals-new-success-in-advanced-recycling-technology

100% Recycled Content Polyethylene Resin Could Soon to be Reality
Upon certification, Chevron Phillips Chemical intends to market its new circular polyethylene range under the trade name Marlex® Anew™ Circular Polyethylene.
https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2020/10/chevron-phillips-chemicals-new-success-in-advanced-recycling-technology

LyondellBasell and Sasol form Integrated Polyethylene Joint Venture
https://www.lyondellbasell.com/en/news-events/corporate–financial-news/lyondellbasell-and-sasol-form-integrated-polyethylene-joint-venture/

Carbon Black World 2020 Postponed Until 2021 Due to COVID-19 Concerns
https://www.carbonblackworld.com/carbon-black-world

OCSiAl Opens First Graphene Nanotube R&D Centre in Europe
Smarter Plastics of the future: OCSiAl opens its first graphene nanotube R&D center in Europe
https://ocsial.com/news/smarter-materials-and-cars-of-the-future-ocsial-opens-its-first-graphene-nanotube-r-and-d-center-in-europe/
http://www.jeccomposites.com/knowledge/international-composites-news/ocsial-opens-its-first-graphene-nanotube-rd-center-europe

Avient Showcases Connected Wire And Cable Compounds At Wire China 2020
https://www.avient.com/avient-showcases-connected-wire-and-cable-solutions-wire-china-2020

Contract for Polypropylene Gas-Phase Stirred Bed Reactor Technology Awarded
https://www.process-worldwide.com/contract-for-polypropylene-technology-awarded-gal-476313/

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NEW PRODUCTS

LIFOCOLOR™ Anti-scratch Additive Said to Eliminate White Scratches and Marks on PP Film
https://www.plasteurope.com/news/LIFOCOLOR_t245995/

OCSiAl to Commercialize up to 100 Tonnes of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Annually in Europe
http://www.jeccomposites.com/knowledge/international-composites-news/ocsial-commercialize-100-tonnes-single-wall-carbon-nanotubes

Tosaf Formulates Antiviral and Antimicrobial Additive for Nonwoven Medical Protection Products
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7535537/

Masterbatch Specialist Acquires US Competitor Vision Colour
https://www.plasteurope.com/news/TOSAF_t245291/

ADDITIVES

BASF Plastic Additives Protect Scarce Water by Improving the Durability of Plastic Water Tanks
https://www.basf.com/au/en/media/blog/basf-plastic-additives-protect-scarce-water-in-drought-hit-regio.html

Novel Stabilizer Systems for Polyethylene Rotational Moulding Resins
https://www.adsalecprj.com/en/news_show-70093.html

Solvay & Tosaf: UV Light Stabilization for Stadium Seating to Avoid Failure
https://oglinks.news/solvay/pr/tosaf-uv-light-stabilization-for-stadium-seating

Identification of Additives in Polypropylene and Their Degradation under Solar Exposure Studied by Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acsomega.9b03058

Study on Migration of Two Triazine Type Ultraviolet Absorbents from Polypropylene Packaging Materials to Food Simulant
https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/abs/2020/05/e3sconf-iaecst2020-01024/e3sconf-iaecst2020-01024.html

Synthetic Phenolic Antioxidants: A Review of Environmental Occurrence, Fate, Human Exposure, and Toxicity
This paper reports on the identification of two previously unsuspected antioxidants, Irganox 1076 and Irganox 1135
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.est.0c05077

Toughening Mechanism of Long Chain Branched Polyamide 6 (Nylon 6)
The thermal stabilizer, Irganox 1010, was purchased from BASF and used as received to prevent thermal and oxidative degradation during PA6 processing
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264127520307085

RPET

Molar Mass Alteration During Post-Consumer PET Recycling Using Polycarbodiimide-Based Additive
Two different classes of antioxidants represented by (Irganox 1010® and Irganox B561®), a metal deactivator (Irganox MD1024®) and by anti-hydrolysis additive
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10924-020-01896-4

ENVIRONMENT

Chevron Phillips Marks ‘Huge Step’ in Plastic Recycling
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/energy/article/Chevron-Phillips-Chemical-marks-huge-step-15631090.php

Evaluating Scenarios Toward Zero Plastic Pollution (Special Feature)
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/369/6510/1455.full.pdf

More Than 14m Tonnes of Plastic Believed to be at the Bottom of the Ocean
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/06/more-than-14m-tonnes-of-plastic-believed-to-be-at-the-bottom-of-the-ocean

New Report Reveals a Planet Overwhelmed by a Tidal Wave of Plastic
https://peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/03/new-report-reveals-a-planet-overwhelmed-by-tidal-wave-of-plastic/

Thermo-Mechanical Degradation of PP and LDPE Blends Exposed to Simulated Recycling
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141391020303190

Plastic Tea Capsules Feature Sabic’s Certified Circular Polypropylene (Trucircle™ PP)
https://www.chemicalprocessing.com/industrynews/2020/plastic-tea-capsules-feature-sabics-certified-circular-polypropylene/

Photo Aging and Fragmentation of PP Food Packaging Materials in Artificial Seawater
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004313542030991X

Plastic Packaging Goes Sustainable: An Analysis of Consumer Preferences for Plastic Water Bottles
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1462901120303300

3D PRINTING

BASF Develop Industrial-grade Polypropylene for 3D Printing
https://www.plantservices.com/industrynews/2020/hp-and-basf-develop-industrial-grade-polypropylene-for-additive-manufacturing/

Chemson Pacific Produces World’s First PVC Filament for 3D printers
https://prwire.com.au/pr/59792/chemson-pacific-produces-world-s-first-pvc-filament-for-3d-printers

NEW RESEARCH

Effects of Ethylene‐Octene Copolymer (POE) on the Brittle to Ductile Transition of HDPE/POE Blends
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/pen.25532

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