September 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: * Ampacet * Arkema * AVIENT * Borealis * Clariant * ExcelPlas * LyondellBasell * Mito * UV Testing


Chinese Masterbatch Producer Orders 28 Maag Pelletising Lines​

Polymer Additive Firm Mito Gets Seed Funding (Breaking News)
New additive is claimed to improve performance parameters like strength by as much as 135% and allow polymers to replace metal components.


Borealis Introduce HE1355, the ADCA-free Compound for Telecommunication Cables  (Breaking News)
World’s first chemically-foamed, high-density polyethylene grade free of azodicarbonamide.

Borealis Plays Part in Cables for German Renewables​

New Oxygen Scavenging Masterbatch from Avient Extends the Shelf Life of PET Packaging


Basalt Fibre-Reinforced HDPE Composite Development Using the Twin Screw Extrusion Process
The use of basalt fibres as reinforcement of high-density polyethylene increases the mechanical performance of up to 400%

Basalt Fibre-Reinforced HDPE Composite Development Using Twin Screw Extrusion

Conductive Graphite and Carbon for Masterbatches​


Webinar on Migration Testing for Recycled Plastics (October 21, 2020)

Video Webinar on PVDF for Wire and Cable Applications

Video Webinar on Polymer processing Aids (PPA) in Wire and Cable Processing


Tensile Behaviour of HDPE Including the Effects of Processing Technique, Thickness, Temperature, and Strain Rate


LyondellBasell Successfully Starts Up New Pilot Molecular Recycling Facility–financial-news/lyondellbasell-successfully-starts-up-new-pilot-molecular-recycling-facility/

Study on the Influence of Recycled Material on the Tensile Strength of HDPE Products

Nova and Merlin Plan PCR PE Compounds​

MOL and MERAXIS Plan to Make Recycled Polyolefin Compounds​

Handy Recycled Polymer Mixing Table


Upcoming Masterbatch Conference 10-12 May 2021

Upcoming Conference on Polymers in Cable, February 2-3, 2021


Rapid and Accurate Determination of  Antioxidant and UV Stabilisers in Polymers (Full Additive Screen by ExcelPlas Labs)

Accelerated Weathering of Polymers and Determining The Resistance of Polymers to UV

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• 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

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