April 2020 Vol. 1

MNA – All the latest news on Additives, Masterbatches and Concentrates for the Polymer Industry 
Stay in Touch with the Polymer Additives Industry While Social Distancing

NEWSMAKERS:  * Ampacet * BASF * Clariant * ExcelPlas * Exxon Mobil * Formosa Polymers * Gabriel Chemie  * PolyOne  * Schulman

Exxon Mobil Works to Fortify Supply Chain Despite Corona Virus
COVID-19 Halts Canadian Polyethylene Plant Construction

European Spot Polyethylene Rigid Plastic Trade Hit by COVID-19 Lockdowns

Three COVID-19 Positive Workers at Texas Polyethylene Plant

Clariant Said to Discuss $1.5 Billion Unit Sale With PolyOne


Gabriel-Chemie Expands the Online Portal Masterofbatch.com with a Search Tool for Additive Masterbatches

Innovative Plastics Additives can be Used to Transform Regular Plastics into “Super Plastics”

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
  • Detection of pigments and fillers by XRD
  • Testing the effectiveness of stabilizers by LC-MS
  • Testing the hardening properties of thermosets by DSC
  • Determination of crystallinity by DSC
  • Testing using the scanning electron microscope
  • Tensile tests
  • Pressure tests
  • Bending tests
  • Charpy impact strength and notched impact strength
  • Shore A and shore D hardness testing

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