July 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:  * Ampacet * BASF * Clariant * ExcelPlas * Gabriel Chemie  * PolyOne  * Sukano * Tosaf 

PolyOne Now Called Avient Following Clariant Masterbatch Acquisition (Breaking News)

PolyOne Rebrands as Avient Following Acquisition of Clariant (Breaking News)

European Investment Platform Invests $18.8m into UK-based Company that has Developed a Masterbatch Technology that it Claims Ensures True Biodegradation for Plastics

PolyOne Announces First Quarter 2020 Results 

Sukano Expands rPET Portfolio With New Impact Modifier

Tosaf’s New Masterbatch Delivers Matte Effect on Polyolefin Films Without Additional Converting Process

Coronavirus and the Return of Plastic

Tosaf buys Vision Color, Adding to its North American Assets 

Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) Testing by ExcelPlas Labs

Legacy Additives in a Circular Economy of Plastics: Current Dilemma, Policy Analysis, and Emerging Countermeasures

Determination of Antioxidant Irganox 1010 in Polypropylene by Infrared Spectrometry

Ampacet Introduces Two New Masterbatches for Laser Marking

A Look at Clariant’s New Shelf life-Extending Masterbatch

Security Matters and BASF to Develop Plastics Traceability Solutions

BASF and Security Matters to Develop Recyclate Tracking

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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 antioxidants and stabilisers 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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