September 2020 Vol. 3

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: * Alphagary * Arkema * AVIENT * Baerlocher * Clariant * ExcelPlas * Sukano * TOYO * UV Testing

INDUSTRY NEWS

New Near-Infrared Sortable Black Masterbatch
https://www.recycling-magazine.com/2020/09/22/new-near-infrared-sortable-black-masterbatch/

Sukano Masterbatches Demonstrate Long-term Antiviral Effect
* Results showed that over 98 % of the Feline Coronavirus was eliminated within the first two hours
* Tested on both PET and PA applications in various end applications, including fabrics, injection molded parts and films extrusion
https://www.medicalplasticsnews.com/news/sukano-masterbatches-demonstrate-long-term-antiviral-effect/

Gabriel-Chemie Celebrates 70th Anniversary
https://plasticsinpackaging.com/online/gabriel-chemie-celebrates-70th-anniversary/

PLASTICS RECYCLING

Running PCR? Optimize Performance & Processability with Stabilizers
https://www.ptonline.com/blog/post/running-pcr-optimize-performance-processability-with-stabilizers

Choosing the Right PVC Stabiliser Supplier – Consistency is the Key
https://www.alphagary.com/blog/choosing-the-right-pvc-stabiliser-supplier-consistency-is-the-key/12284/

NEW RESEARCH

The Thermo-Oxidative Durability of Polyethylene Reinforced with Wood-based Fibres
Reinforcement with 20 % cellulose fibre having a 28 % lignin content together with 0.005 % Irganox 1010 antioxidant resulted in a remarkable improvement in the resistance against accelerated thermo-oxidation, compared to the pure polyethylene with added antioxidant. 
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141391020303049

Quantification and Elimination of Substituted Synthetic Phenolics and VOCs in the Wastewater Treatment Plant During the Production of Industrial Scale Polypropylene
 Irganox 1010, DTF, Cyanox 1790, Ethanox 330 and Irganox 1076 were identified.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0045653520322220

Abiotic and Biotic Degradations of a LDPE Blend in Soil of South Brazil Landfill
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13726-020-00866-w-text-Abstract-additives-20to-20accelerate-20its-20biodegradation.

Invertebrate Responses to Microplastic Ingestion: Reviewing the Role of the Antioxidant System
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969720320751

Laboratory Comparison of the Interactions Between Three Plastic Mulch Types and 38 Active Substances Found in Pesticides
https://peerj.com/articles/9876/

Biodegradation of the Plastics PLA and PET in Cultivated Soil with the Participation of Microorganisms and Plants
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0964830520310180 <https://www.x-mol.com/paper/1307737452189028352>

Evaluating Scenarios Toward Zero Plastic Pollution
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/369/6510/1455?rss=1/share

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Webinar on Migration Testing for Recycled Plastics (October 21, 2020)
https://www.foodpackagingforum.org/news/webinar-on-migration-testing-for-recycled-plastics

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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