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News about K2019

K 2019 draws to a close with the Plastics Industry committing to the Circular Economy - The 3,330 exhibitors from 63 nations proved impressively: plastics continue to be an innovative, indispensable material. But they also unanimously underscored the necessity ...

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.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Wacker Presents Liquid and Solid Silicone Rubber Grades with Enhanced Product and Processing Properties during K 2019 - Key new products included fire-resistant silicone elastomers, self-adhesive silicone rubber grades with extremely low-friction surfaces ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- Arburg focus on Digitalization and the Circular Economy and sets trends during K 2019- Under the “arburgXworld” banner, Arburg presented highlights and innovations from its comprehensive range of digital products and services. With its “arburgGREENworld” program ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- Husky highlights commitment to Sustainable Packaging and introduces a range of new, flexible PET preform molding solutions at K2019- Husky says that its system solutions allow for more post-consumer resin (PCR) in packages, including PET preform molding systems capable of handling 100% recycled content and PCR options ...

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In conventional composite packaging, PET provides stability and barrier properties. On the downside ...

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BASF presents concept vehicle VisionVenture at K2019: "The campervan of the future"
The VisionVenture, co-created by BASF and Hymer, is a near-production glimpse into the future of van life. More than 20 high-performance plastics and a new painting technology of BASF ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- Borealis, Borouge and Nova Chemicals jointly exhibit at K 2019- Borealis announced cooperation with Neste which will allow the company to use 100% renewable propane as renewable feedstock to produce bio-based propylene and consequently bio-based PP. Renewable content ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Braskem reassures its commitment to a Circular Economy Forum at K 2019 - Braskem also showcased its Digital transformation strategy through initiatives that use technologies such as drones, sensors and machine learning to capture operating efficiency gains and better cost-benefit ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Arburg makes K 2019 digital Digitalisation will be a focal point of Arburg’s appearance at the K 2019 trade fair. But the company is offering more than a presentation of its range of digital products and services and will go further by enabling K 2019 visitors with free Wi-Fi so that they can be online ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Covestro and partners develop a comprehensive interior concept and material solutions for the Car of the Future It will be a multifunctional, mobile living and working space. This is the guiding principle of a new interior concept for future mobility, which Covestro will ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- VDMA presents Circular Economy Forum at K Show in Düsseldorf The VDMA will discuss “Design for Recycling” or the prerequisites for good plastics recycling with its guests. At the pavilion specifically set up for the Forum, a closer look will be taken at the processing of recyclates ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Amaplast and artist Lady Be will present live performance at the K Show to increase awareness of recycling Lady Be will create distinctive portraits using her technique of “contemporary mosaic”, working exclusively with recovered plastic objects (toys, packaging, bijoux ...

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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Circular Visions, Small Flakes and Big Data - Tomra at K-Show 2019- Tomra will be at the K-Show divulging how its technology is connected to the principles of the circular economy. The exhibits will include sorting equipment and an innovation in the field of Artificial Intelligence ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Special Show “Plastics shape the future” takes place again during K 2019 in Düsseldorf This year the focus will be on the innovative power of materials and the industry in terms of resource-saving processes, digitalization, functionality, renewable energies, circular economy ...

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The manufacturer says the system is suitable for the measurement of any type of plastics, for example, PVC foam, transparent plastics made of PMMA and PC as well as common technical plastics such as PE ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Romi presents its latest innovations and technological solutions at K show 2019 With 300m², Romi's stand will host the launch of a new series of high speed injection moulding machines. The brazilian manufacturer says it will display an injection molding machine ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Piovan Group´s innovation on stage during K2019- Piovan Group will be at K 2019 with its own brands: Piovan, Aquatech, Fdm and Penta. A variety of solutions will be on show in the exhibition: from drying systems to temperature control; from traceability of raw materials to solutions for industry 4.0 ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Brazilian masterbatch and additive manufacturer Cromex to display portfolio at K 2019 The company will present its latest developments in color masterbatches and additives for markets such as rigid and flexible packaging, cosmetics, agriculture and recycling, among others ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Mecalor brings state-of-the-art chiller to the K Fair- Brazillian Mecalor will bring a compact chiller to its stand at K 2019. In addition to being Mecalor's flagship product, the compact chiller is also the most popular one as it can be applied in cooling with cold water in various ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Circular Economy will be a Hot Topic at K 2019 The idea at the root of the circular economy concept is quite simple: once used, valuable raw material can be processed at the end of its service life and be reused to create a new product - in an infinite loop. While some materials have limitations ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The European plastics industry: hoping for the best, preparing for the worst In the run-up to K 2019, the European plastics industry faces challenges on several fronts. Overall, the economy is just bumping along; the prolonged exit of the UK from the EU is creating disquiet ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - North America: Technology Developments and Market Opportunities Drive Industry Growth The North American plastics industry, led by the United States, is posting good business results this year. Sales, revenue and growth indicators are pointing up for the foreseeable future ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Husky to present its solutions for various market needs during K2019 - Husky says it has been focusing on the development of digitalized end-to-end manufacturing processes, flexible, scalable molding solutions and more sustainable packaging options ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- K-Preview: the stage for innovations and products to be launched during K 2019 in October, in Düsseldorf New developments related to the Circular Economy, chemical recycling, digitalization, 3D printing and process control were presented at the avant-première of K 2019 ....

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Arburg at K 2019: Two views of one world Arburg's presence at K 2019 will focus on the topics of digitalization and circular economy with "arburgXworld" portal and "arburgGREENworld". Trends in injection moulding, new machines, features and solutions for "smart" plastics processing ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - At K 2019, Milliken to focus on enhancing plastics performance with its additives Milliken claims that its additive technologies are helping converters to manufacture more sustainably by reducing energy use, enabling the use of more mono-material packaging solutions, and promoting recyclability ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Cabot Corporation to Showcase Innovative Formulations at K 2019 - During K-2019, Cabot will showcase innovations for conductive plastics including new additive types such as carbon nanostructures, graphenes and conductive carbon blacks. The company will also display its range ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Mitsubishi Chemical brings its "Kaiteki" concept to K 2019 The exhibits will focus on five areas: Mobility solutions for automobiles and aircraft; IT, electronics and display; Medical, food and bio-products; Environment, energy, building and construction; Packaging, labels and films ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Arlanxeo spotlights new mobility solutions at the K 2019 Visitors of the Arlanxeo booth will be able to see the company´s solutions in three core areas: New tire solutions, New energy storage solutions, and New performance applications, as new rubber solutions ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - K 2019: New Kraiburg TPE compounds for consumer and automotive applications- According to Kraiburg TPE, its expanded product portfolio with improved emission and odor values, as well as migration results, meets requirements worldwide and thus minimizes risk ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DSM to showcase purpose-led innovations at K2019 - DSM says that its portfolio of conductive plastics enables the replacement of full-metal enclosures, with shielding efficiencies which protect from electromagnetic interference, and can lead to weight reductions of up to 50% ...

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Huntsman delivers elastomers innovation at K 2019 During the exhibition, Huntsman’s elastomers team will highlight its capabilities inFilm & Sheet, Hot cast elastomers, Wire & Cable, Regulated markets, PU Elastomers, Footwear and also display its Iroprint AM platform ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Reifenhäuser Group to present sustainable solutions for plastics production at K 2019 Reduce, reuse, recycle, replace: Reifenhäuser Group will be focusing on these four principles at K 2019 when it presents extrusion technologies for taking plastic as a material ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - BASF customers showcase prototypes made from chemically recicled material during K 2019 Preview Südpack, Storopack, Jaguar Land Rover and Schneider Electric displayed pilot products such as a polyamide film and a polyethylene film that were processed into packaging ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- Wacker Presents Liquid and Solid Silicone Rubber Grades during K 2019 Preview Premieres will include fire-resistant silicone elastomers, self-adhesive silicone rubber grades with low-friction surfaces and thin silicone laminates for electroactive applications ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sikora presents innovations to be displayed at K 2019 - Sikora will present a broad portfolio of innovative systems for quality control and process optimization for hose and tube industry, sheet extrusion, as well for plastics pellets. Visitors may also bring along pellets for a live inspection ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - K2019-Preview: Covestro highlights its vision of a sustainable and digital world -The company unveiled its various innovations and projects aimed at pushing the boundaries of a sustainable and digital world. At K 2019 in October, Covestro will display products and technologies for the automotive ...

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Braskem, Kautex Maschinenbau and Erema join efforts to demonstrate a closed plastic loop during K 2019 Braskem will provide Kautex with its sugarcane-derived Polyethylene and PCR for the production of three layer HDPE bottles with foamed middle layer ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Lanxess addresses the topics of new mobility, urbanization and digitalization at K2019 The High Performance Materials business unit will focus on Polyamides and Polyesters for sustainable mobility, comprising different technologies, from mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid to electric ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - With the motto "Smart, speedy and sustainable", Sumitomo (SHI) Demag presents a future-ready K-2019 showcase -The company will unveil five energy efficient machines. In addition, it will showcase its technical capabilities in Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Battenfeld-cincinnati addresses sustainable extrusion concepts at K 2019 The “Sustainable Solutions” slogan stands for extrusion components that are as well suited to new materials as they are to regenerated and recycled ones – helping the process of establishing closed-loop ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Chen Hsong announces new German subsidiary durante K 2019 Preview Plans are for the facilities in Kempen to stock fully functional injection moulding machines for demonstrations, tests and training. The large central Chen Hsong Europe B.V. warehouse in The Netherlands is also ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Huntsman unveils new range of urethane-based 3D printing materials at K2019 preview Initially, Huntsman is launching its range of soft, flexible additive manufacturing materials in the global footwear and sports industry, where 3D printing is being used to make ...

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Ahead of K 2019, Clariant reveals the theme 'Symphony of Collaboration' to tackle plastics waste challenge At K 2019, Clariant will shine a light on collaborative sustainability projects and the products behind them, supporting the development of solutions that will be adopted ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Specialist Article: Recycling - An essential measure for the circular economy Issues such as waste collection systems and collection rates, recovery methods, recycling and the circular economy are now more centre stage than ever before. The circular economy is a leading topic at K 2019 ...

.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- K 2019 in Düsseldorf: online resources already available for visitors Four hot topics have been chosen for K 2019 by the academics and experts: Plastics for Sustainable Development & Circular Economy, Digitisation and the Plastics Industry 4.0, System Integration ...

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K 2019: Official registration deadline has passed; about 3,000 exhibitors confirm attendance In 2019, exhibitor’s innovations and accompanying events will focus on the interconnection between the digital world, production processes and new product developments ...

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Messe Düsseldorf holds topping-out ceremony for New Southern Section Comprising the new Hall 1 and the state-of-the-art South Entrance, the complex will strengthen Messe Düsseldorf as an international meeting point for industry and also as an economic factor for Düsseldorf ...

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Ineos Styrolution joins U.S. Plastics Pact to advance a circular economy for plastics (August, 24, 2021)

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Plástico Brasil exhibition postponed to November 2021 (October, 1, 2020)

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Italian Amaplast holds General Assembly and celebrates 60 years of activity (September, 24, 2020)

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RadiciGroup bets on research and innovation: sets up Radici InNova consortium (September, 15, 2020)

SABIC partners with Elkamet to introduce its polycarbonate based on renewable feedstock into lighting applications (September, 15, 2020)

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Lanxess extends use of composite material to extrusion blow molding (September, 11, 2020)

Plastics Industry Association Announces Registration for NPE2021 (September, 10, 2020)

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Engel organizes its own virtual trade show (September, 02, 2020)

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Stora Enso to build a pilot plant for bio-based packaging foam in Sweden (August, 26, 2020)

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Braskem America Launches New Polypropylene Replacement for PET (August, 17, 2020)

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PLAST 2021: The organization process restarts (June, 26, 2020)

Chinaplas moves to Shenzhen for April 2021 debut (June, 26, 2020)

Unilever pledges to achieve net Zero emissions from all products by 2039 (June, 15, 2020)

Ascend Acquires Compounding Business in China (June, 11, 2020)

Borealis and paper republic unite in sustainable face mask initiative (June, 10, 2020)

Tomra Sorting Recycling launches its latest and advance sorting solutions via digital conference (June, 09, 2020)

Arevo Announces Large Composite Additive Manufacturing Plant in Asia (June, 08, 2020)

Greenhouse gas emissions halved predicts life cycle assessment of recycled polystyrene from Ineos Styrolution (June, 06, 2020)

AMI report says global mechanical recycling is expected to grow to 77 million tonnes by 2030 despite Covid-19 slowdown in 2020-2022 (June, 06, 2020)

New survey by Asahi Kasei Europe shows increasing need towards functional premium surfaces in the automotive (June, 03, 2020)

BASF started piling of the first plants of its smart Verbund project in Guangdong, China (June, 02, 2020)

Engel Austria and Hack Formenbau jointly developed process for high-volume test swab production (June, 02, 2020)

Braskem America Announces New Global Export Hub Facility in Charleston, South Carolina (June, 01, 2020)

Dow launches new post-consumer recycled plastic resin in Asia Pacific (May, 28, 2020)

Stadler focus on PET Recycling Towards a Circular Economy (May, 27, 2020)

Pandemic Pauses Plastics Machinery Shipments During First Quarter (May, 26, 2020)

Arburg manufactures injection molded masks to help fight Covid-19 (May, 21, 2020)

Covestro and Neste will work together to produce Polycarbonate from renewable raw materials (May, 27, 2020)

Stadler achieves high-purity plastic flakes and increases productivity at RCS PET sorting plant (May, 21, 2020)

Organizers postpone Interplast Exhibition in Joinville (Brazil) to 3-6 November, 2020 (May, 20, 2020)

Dow shuts down operation in Midland (MI) after flooding (May, 20, 2020)

Plastics recyclers cease production in Europe (May, 14, 2020)

Plastic packaging still confronting sustainability challenges (May, 13, 2020)

SABIC Donates $1.5 Million to Support COVID-19 Response Efforts in Americas Region (May, 13, 2020)

Global News

Arburg launches new Allrounder More series - The company says the machines offer increased space for larger moulds, greater modularity during assembly, larger injection strokes and distances between tie-bars, while also making easy the use of multi-component injection moulding...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sirap selects Ineos Styrolution’s new mechanically recycled Polystyrene for sustainable packaging solution - Sirap follows the concept of using the material behind a functional barrier making the material suitable for food contact applications such as XPS foam food packaging trays. ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Stora Enso’s pilot plant for producing lignin-based carbon materials for batteries is now operational - Pilot production of wood-based carbon for batteries is currently being ramped up. Applications include electric vehicles and consumer electronics as well as ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Biopolymer extrusion coating with "edge encapsulation" increases line speed and reduces coat weight - Technologies developed by SAM and Nordson have made it possible to increase throughput and reduce coat weight in the extrusion coating of biopolymers such as PLA by encapsulating the edges ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Amcor designs lightest 900-ml PET bottle for edible oil in Brazil - The company says it developed a new lightweight preform which maintained the same shape while optimizing topload strength, wall thickness, material distribution, and stacking strength. The container required a high stretch ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Wacker Invests in New Production Line for Silicone Specialties in Germany - Such hybrid polymers are used as binders for formulating adhesives and sealants, liquid waterproofing systems and environmentally friendly wood-flooring adhesives, among other applications. The investment ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Henkel and Plastic Bank win Dow's 2020 Packaging Innovation Awards - To create a new line of sustainable cosmetic packaging, Henkel conducted a pilot program that utilized recycled materials from Plastic Bank, a social enterprise which aims to stop plastic waste from entering ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Porsche and Circularise collaborate with Borealis, Covestro and Domo Chemicals to enable the traceability of plastics in the automotive sector - As part of the Startup Autobahn innovation program, Circularise recently launched a project with Porsche and its material suppliers ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dow launches MobilityScience platform in Asia Pacific - Lighter weight, longer range, greater comfort, enhanced safety, and lower carbon footprint are the ultimate objectives in the new low carbon economy. The platform is designed to enhance the interaction with customers by tailoring ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Mecotec launches solution for deep-freeze, transport, storage and distribution for COVID-19-Vaccines with its first Mobile Hybrid Container - Immediately after production, the vaccine is frozen in a deep cold storage and then loaded into a container, transported afterwards safely ...

- - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Braskem Launches Commercial Production at its New Polypropylene Production Line in La Porte, Texas - The new plant has a production capacity of over 450 kilotons per year and the capability to produce the entire polypropylene portfolio including a broad range ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -BASF opens its own virtual platform for Fakuma 2020 - Virtual platform offers chats with experts, product presentations, a digital coffee lounge as well as lectures and theme stands on important topics such as digitalization, sustainability and electric mobility ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - First Commercially Sold Straw made of PHA from Danimer Scientific and Wincup wins 2020 Innovation in Bioplastics Award - Manufacturers claim it is the first-of-its-kind backyard compostable and marine-biodegradable straw, completely degrading without leaving behind ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Argenplas exhibition postponed to July 2021 - Argenplas' organizers released a communique announcing that Argenplas has been postponed to 26-29 July 2021 because of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions related to concentrations of people in public or private spaces ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Wacker and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Establish an Innovation Platform for Sustainable Construction - The project is aimed both at the institute’s students and at professionals seeking to learn about and discuss new ideas and conceptual approaches ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Braskem Deploys Enhanced Polymer Production Support in the U.S. to Meet Medical Equipment Manufacturing Needs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - Measures are intended to secure the supply of essential grades of polypropylene for the production of respiratory masks, medical gowns ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - New Stadler automated plant for Dansk Retursystem begins operation in Denmark’s successful beverage packaging return system - The plant will process the PET bottles and aluminium cans collected throughout the country via the return system, producing bales of PET bottles ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Toyo Styrene Licenses Agilyx Technology in Japan - The two companies will commence engineering and development of the facility immediately. The depolymerization plant will have a processing capacity of up to 10 tons per day of post-use polystyrene. The facility is expected to start operating ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Borealis and Borouge launch new flame-retardant solution for low voltage cables used in demanding environments - The new material is based on a flame-retardant metal hydrate technology. In the event of a fire, the material actually releases water to reduce the intensity of the flames ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Latest Tomra Sorting eBook details the potential Artificial Intelligence holds for the Recycling Industry - The free-to-download eBook goes into detail on how deep learning works and learns to identify materials to resolve problems not solvable with classical machine learning ....

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Stadler delivers flexible sorting plant for the Schroll Group in France - Stadler has completed a new recycling centre near the town of Épinal for The Schroll Group. This centre has been dimensioned to be able to process 80,000 tonnes of waste per year. The facility was designed to allow for. ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Orion Engineered Carbons Introduces New Conductive Carbon Black for Thermoplastics -Orion says the new product is ideally suited for plastic auto body parts that require conductivity to ensure trouble-free, electrostatic spray coating. The new gradeis also suited for molded parts ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - China Lays out Plan to Phase out Single-Use Plastics by 2025 - Single-use plastic bags will be banned in most stores in large cities including Beijing and Shanghai by the end of 2020, but smaller cities, town and villages have until 2022 to adapt to the new rules. The production and sale of bags ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --Shell uses plastic waste to produce feedstock through a pyrolisys process - The process, is utilized to chemically break down hard-to-recycle plastics into basic chemicals and advances Shell’s ambition to use one million tonnes of plastic waste a year ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Plastics Enable Safe and Efficient Medical Care - Various types of plastics and elastomeric materials serve countless uses in the medical and healthcare arena – from basic items such as gloves, tubing, eyeglasses, blood bags and disposable syringes, to high-tech ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Arburg at Plastec West 2020: Focus on automation and digitalization - An electric IMM with a Cartesian robot demonstrated efficient production of precision parts for medical technology. Visitors were also be able to experience the new "arburgXworld" customer portal. Another two electrical ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Chinese Twin-Screw Extruder Manufacturer Useon Equips a New 70,000-Ton PP Pelletizing Line in Indonesia with a BKG Underwater Pelletizer - The new line, which is up and running at the facility of an Indonesian customer, is powered by a co-rotating ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Borealis to acquire NOVA Chemicals ownership interest in Novealis Joint Venture - Formed in 2018, Novealis is the joint venture between affiliates of Borealis and NOVA Chemicals, which subsequently formed a 50/50 joint venture with an affiliate of Total S.A. to launch Bayport Polymers LLC ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - City of São Paulo bans disposable plastics products - A law signed by the mayor of São Paulo on January, 13 bans the supply of cups, dishes, cutlery, drink shakers and disposable balloons sticks made of plastics material to customers of hotels, restaurants, bars and bakeries ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Braskem, Biowash and Greco Guerreiro sign partnership to launch packaging made from biobased plastics and post-consumer resin - All 1-liter and 5-liter packaging of the Brazilian company Biowash now will be made from a mixture of Braskem's sugarcane-derived plastics (60%) and PCR resin ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ExxonMobil Introduces Solutions and Applications to the Middle East Region at Plastex 2020 in Egypt - ExxonMobil demonstrated solutions for a range of applications including: packaging, agriculture, building & construction, and hygiene & personal care. Exhibits highlighted how to increase recycled content ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Less-than-encouraging full-year forecast for Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery - A negative year-end result is expected for the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery industry. Statistics show a continuing slump in the two trade flows: -13.1% for imports ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Solvay supplies thermoplastic film to Safran for aerospace application - Solvay has signed an agreement with Safran to supply ECTFE film for its LEAP1 engine acoustic panels. The film made from Solvay´s ECTFE, a partially fluorinated semi-crystalline polymer, is used as a protective layer on the engine acoustic ring panel ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - PolyOne Acquires Clariant Color and Additive Masterbatch Business for approx. USD 1.6 billion - Clariant Masterbatch Business had sales of $1.15 billion for the last twelve months and includes specialty technologies and solutions for markets such as consumer, packaging, and healthcare ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Tetra Pak claims to offer packaging with fully traceable supply chain of plant-based polymers from Braskem - Tetra Pak, together with its supplier Braskem, claims to be the first company in the food and beverage industry to source plant-based polymers using the Bonsucro standards ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Berry Global Joins SABIC in the Production and Use of Circular Polymers from Chemical Recycling - Berry has manufactured a recyclable, coextruded stand-up pouch containing 30 percent PCR sourced from SABIC’s circular polymer and has committed ...

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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Tomra introduces Deep Learning add-on for its Sorting Machines - By classifying objects from sensor data, the Deep Learning add-on enables the sorting of objects which could previously not be separated with high levels of purity and without compromising the throughput speed . ..

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Registration is open for Plast 2021 in Milano - The upcoming edition of PLAST will once again feature three satellite fairs, each dedicated to a sub-sector and its associated start-ups: RUBBER (dedicated to elastomers), 3D PLAST (focusing on additive manufacturing), and PLAST-MAT ..

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Automated sample inspection and detection of metallic contamination in plastic pellets
- With the support of X-ray technology, a non-destructive look into and through plastic pellets is possible. Furthermore, it can be differentiated between miscellaneous materials, such as pellets and metal ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Stadler Opens New, €30m Global Headquarter - With a 680 square-metre footprint, the five-storey building comprises contain 3,400 square-metres of offices, six meeting rooms, and an auditorium. It is located in Altshausen, Baden-Württemberg, home for 228 years ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Coca-Cola unveils its first bottle made with Plastic from the Sea- About 300 sample bottles have been produced using 25% recycled marine plastic retrieved from the Mediterranean Sea and beaches. The sample bottle is the result of a partnership between Ioniqa Technologies, Indorama ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ineos Styrolution reveals progress of project on Chemical Recycling of Polystyrene
The process converts waste polystyrene back to pure styrene via a depolymerization process, followed by a polymerization process which results in a quality identical to virgin polystyrene ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Clariant claims its new additives enable recyclability of plastics waste while sustaining properties Complementing “fit for reuse” solutions recently announced when Clariant explained how its additives are recyclable, the company now showcases the next level ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - New e-book from Tomra Sorting Recycling identifies how the plastics value chain can reduce plastics waste- The free-to-download publication spotlights how wider adoption of a circular economy is not only vital for our environment but can also bring new business opportunities ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ineos completes the acquisition of Ashland Composites Business The businesses included in the transaction have combined sales of more than $1.1 billion per year. Ashland’s Composites Business will become Ineos Composites and will supply unsaturated polyester resins ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - ProdTek creates new Turf Cushion using Braskem's sugarcane-derived Polyethylene-
ProdTek's new Turf Cushion is installed under artificial turf for a wide range of applications including play grounds, play areas, sports fields, roof tops, indoor play areas ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Clariant making its Additives fit for reuse, halogen-free flame retardant allowing re- and up-cycling of PA6 & PA66
The company says that polyamides 6 and 66 containing Clariant's halogen-free flame retardants maintain their UL 94 V-0 rating also when recycled back into production ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DIC to acquire Basf’s global pigments business The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €1.15 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. DIC is a Japanese company with about 20,000 employees globally. The company headquartered in Tokyo ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - New low free isocyanate prepolymers for adhesives and sealants presented by Lanxess at FEICA According to Lanxess, its low free technology creates prepolymers with < 0.1 wt.% free MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) and other isocyanates such as TDI (toluene diisocyanate), HDI ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - Hillenbrand acquires Milacron for $ 2 billion The transaction adds new strategic businesses to Hillenbrand's portfolio in areas such as hot runner systems, mold components and injection molding through Milacron’s brands, including Mold-Masters, DME and Milacron ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - LyondellBasell and Neste announce commercial-scale production of bio-based plastic from renewable materials The joint project used Neste's renewable hydrocarbons derived from sustainable bio-based raw materials, such as waste and residue oils...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - -SABIC introduces PBT compounds produced from chemically recycled PET bottles The technology uses chemical processes to depolymerize PET bottles and other PET waste into their precursor chemicals, purify them and then use them to create new PBT resin ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Arburg to build new assembly hall at central production site in Lossburg With the new building, production capacities for large Allrounder injection moulding machines and customer-specific turnkey systems are being further expanded. The investment. ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Chinaplas returns to Guangdong area with more than 3,600 exhibitors -The show has attracted over 3,600 leading exhibitors from all over the world. With an exhibition space occupying more than 250,000 square meters at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - Nordson ‘European Center of Excellence’ for BKG Pelletizers and Melt Delivery Systems is now fully operational in Münster Located at a site that has been the longstanding home of BKG pelletizers, the new 14,380 sq.m facility more than triples the amount of manufacturing, R&D ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - Milliken to highlight additives for plastics processing at Arabplast 2019 At Arabplast — taking place Jan. 5-8, 2019, in Dubai — Milliken will display a portfolio of products comprising clarifiers and nucleators to improve polypropylene (PP) resins, UV absorbers that improve key properties ...

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Nordson to build global hub for its Extrusion and Fluid Coating Die Business
The new 13,500 sq.m facility will be located in an industrial park near three existing Nordson sites in Chippewa Falls (U.S.A), including the current EDI headquarters and extrusion die manufacturing facility ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Arburg focusing on multi-component injection moulding at Interplastica 2019 A hydraulic two-component Injection Molding Machine will produce ice scrapers from ABS and TPE. There is particularly high demand in Russia for applications in the packaging and medical sectors ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Scrap tires – the new recycled road construction material from EvonikThe company claims that the use of its process additive for the rubber industry makes it feasible to process rubber powder from scrap tires to generate asphalt with rubber content. The recycled material is mixed...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Chinaplas 2019 to tap into emerging regions In addition to an extensive promotion abroad, Chinaplas is also focusing on China Central and Western regions, which are under accelerated development, proactively undertaking the industrial transfer from the east ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Lanxess strengthens global production network for flame retardants The company plans to strengthen its global asset base for flame retardant additives with investments of around EUR 200 million over three years. Lanxess runs an integrated production network for bromine ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Erema presents new bottle-to-bottle process for food-contact-grade rPET All thermal process stages take place in nitrogen atmosphere, largely eliminating flake and pellet discoloration and removing additives which could lead to undesired reactions in the melt ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Carbon Trust Endorses Braskem’s Carbon-Negative Claims for Bio-based Plastic In a new report comparing Braskem´s sugar cane-derived Polyethylene with fossil-based equivalents, the Carbon Trust has endorsed the methodology used by Braskem to support claims ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - Arburg debuts larger Freeformer at the Formnext 2018 At the show, the new large machine will process three components, enabling the industrial additive manufacturing of complex functional parts in resilient hard/soft combinations. The build chamber now offers space for larger ...

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Aquatech presents “Industry 4.0 ready” new temperature control line at Fakuma 2018
The temperature control line has an integrated OPC-UA protocol, which includes a range of units allowing smart energy use management, Aquatech claims. Also at the show, Piovan will display its Winenergy ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Arkema and Barrday join forces to manufacture composite solutions for the oil and gas market Arkema and Barrday have announced the creation of Barrflex TU, a joint venture that will manufacture and market carbon fiber and specialty polymer tapes ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DSM introduces new carbon fiber-filled PA6/66 filament for additive manufacturing The company says that despite the low carbon fiber loading of 10% - much lower than other carbon filled materials - it produces functional prototyping and industrial parts with properties close ....

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Asaclean Manufacturer Sun Plastech, Inc. Announces Joseph T. Serell as New PresidentMr. Serell succeeds Glenn Kornfeld, who had served as President since 2004. For the past ten years, Serell had served as Vice President where he oversaw the Engineering ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sikora makes debut of its optical offline inspection and analysis system for sample testing of plastic material at Fakuma Material samples, placed on a tray, are moved through the inspection area where they are inspected automatically by a color camera. A projector marks ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dow Partners with World Economic Forum, Leading Global Brands and Governments to Tackle Plastic Waste from Source to Sea Dow is investing in a new partnership mobilized by the World Economic Forum to bring businesses, civil society, governments, community groups ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Amcor acquires Bemis in an all-stock transaction The purchase is an effort by Amcor, an Australian-based company, to capitalize on growth opportunities for flexible packaging in North America and Brazil. It is the company’s biggest acquisition ever. Amcor shareholders will own 71% ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - LyondellBasell advances chemical recycling by signing agreement with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology The focus of the venture is to develop a new catalyst and process technology to decompose post-consumer plastic waste, such as packaging, into monomers for reuse in polymerization ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - As Plastic Regulations and Bans Increase, Market Value for Biodegradable Polymers Exceeds $1 bi
Led by Western Europe, increasing regulations and bans against plastic bags and other single-use plastic items such as drinking straws is driving growing demand ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Developments at Anellotech Plant Bring 100% Bio-based Plastic Bottle Closer to Reality Anellotech’s pilot plant is using a thermal catalytic process which converts non-food biomass feedstock material into BTX aromatics. The first shipment of BTX has now been sent to partners ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Maguire Launches News Blender with Built-in Extrusion Control Maguire claims that its new blender provides extrusion control based on batch precision and metering accuracy and can be interfaced with a supervisory system that controls the total production line. It has been proven ....

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Positive Trend in the Industry Sector Drives High Interest in Fakuma 2018 The mood amongst European manufacturers of plastics processing machines is excellent. In 2017, production output of the industry sector organised under Euromap experienced 7% growth...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Covestro strengthens its global film production Covestro intends to significantly expand its global film production to meet the growing demand in all regions. In particular, capacity expansions are planned at Map Ta Phut, Thailand, Guangzhou, China, South Deerfield, USA ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Clariant Unveils Controlled-Atmosphere Packaging Solutions at CPhI Middle East & Africa 2018 Clariant Healthcare Packaging will exhibit its full range of desiccant canisters and packets, tubes and desiccant stoppers, oxygen scavengers, Advanced Desiccant Polymer ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 150,000 visitors attend "The Innovation Alliance" joint exhibition, which included Plast 2018 Some 1,500 exhibitors in 55,000 square metres of exhibition space were displaying their products at PLAST 2018,, with significant growth of over 20% in foreign participants ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - NPE2018 breaks all records; PLASTICS releases show data With 2,174 exhibiting companies occupying more than 111 thousand net square meters of sold-out exhibit floor space, NPE2018 was the largest in show history. NPE2018 attendance rose to 56,034 visitors ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Piovan's Aquatech lauches new range of chillers during PLAST 2018 in Milano
Aquatech says its new range of Ecodesign 2021-ready chillers, increases finished product value while improving the production process and optimising energy use. ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Nordson merges its BKG Pelletizer and Melt Delivery Equipment Businesses Nordson BKG GmbH, will be headquartered in a newly expanded Münster (Germany) facility, and will provide Pelletizing, Melt Filtration, Gear Pump, Diverter Valve and related technologies ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Tomra publishes e-book to help recycling operations meet China´s new National Sword standard The standard was fully implemented on March,1st, 2018 and demands higher purity levels in recyclable materials entering China. It is expected to be expanded to a total of 16 materials...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Husky announces organizational changes and presents industry-leading innovations during NPE2018 Husky has combined its Beverage Packaging business and Specialty Packaging business under one new consolidated business called Rigid Packaging ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Wittmann Battenfeld flexes its 4.0 muscle at NPE 2018 Its booth included six injection molding machine work cells with integrated robots, automation, material handling and auxiliary equipment, all of them emphasizing Wittmann Battenfeld's Industry 4.0 capabilities ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - KraussMaffei at NPE sets trends in IMMs and Industry 4.0 solutions The company highlighted its market position in North America as a system provider for premium quality injection molding machines, automation and intelligent Industry 4.0 solutions from a single source ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Asaclean Brings New Purging Compounds to NPE2018 According to the manufacturer, its recently-launched purging compound is ideal for blown and cast film extrusion applications, as well as injection molding. The company says that the compound enables faster ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Lanxess presenting solutions in high performance materials, additives and pigments at NPE2018 A major focus for Lanxess at the NPE was on solutions for new forms of mobility such as powertrain electrification, alternative fuels and autonomous driving ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Braskem's Maxio Family launches first polyethylene resin for rotomolding Braskem says that its new resin enables converters to run their rotomolding processes at faster rates than similar resins, resulting in lower energy consumption and higher productivity ...

 

 

Tekni-Plex purchases Brazilian closure liner manufacturer Geraldiscos Established in 1964, Geraldiscos manufactures closure liners and induction seals for a wide variety of container types including PP, PE, HDPE, PVC, PET and glass. Closure solutions are provided for ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LyondellBasell and Odebrecht End Discussions Regarding Braskem Acquisition Lyondell Basell said that, after careful consideration, both companies decided not to pursue the transaction. Odebrecht had been discussing the deal with Lyondell for more than a year ...

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Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machines report growing turnover and orders in the first semester- A mid-year survey records double-digit growth in both turnover and orders, consolidating the climate of renewed faith in the sector after many months since ...

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The manufacturer says its software features an Intuitive receiver and pump control. It allows control of 1 vacuum pump and full system functionality control of up to 10 materials receivers ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Covestro and partners explore the use of carbon-containing gases from steel production as a source of raw materials - Covestro has now commissioned a mini-plant for this purpose at its Dormagen site aimed at researching the use of carbon monoxide in the production of polycarbonates ...

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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Arkema invests in American start-up that develops polymer resins for additive manufacturing Adaptive3D offers solutions enabling soft and elastomer end-products. The start-up sells photopolymer resins to enable additive manufacturing of tough, strain-tolerant, tear-resistant ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ineos Styrolution’s carbon composite chosen by Dr. Kurt Müller for latest generation of loudspeaker cone- DKM selected Ineos Styrolution’s composite StyLight as the material for new acoustic membranes for cones, domes and dust-caps in automotive as well as in speakers ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Husky launches mid-volume PET preform molding solution - Husky says its NexPET system supports a wider variety of applications, more SKUs, shorter production runs, more frequent design changeovers and is intended to help producers introduce multiple new applications into ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Braskem Affirms Commitment to Circular Economy and to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050 - Braskem´s Sustainability Commitments comprise expanding its green portfolio to include sales of 300 ktons of recycled content products per year by 2025 as well as diverting ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Arburg opens new Technology Center in Pinghu (China) - The new facilities provide more than 2,300 square metres to accommodate in excess of 60 Arburg injection molding machines. Providing a base for machine specification and automation, the ATC in Pinghu also offers facilities for testing ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Borealis launches portfolio of circular polyolefins - While fossil fuel-based feedstocks will continue to be a mainstay of international Borealis polyolefins production operations, significant strides have been made towards the use of more sustainable feedstocks in large-scale commercial manufacture. ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ExxonMobil introduces new foamable polypropylene for high volume applications - It can be used in food and beverage packaging, industrial packaging, building products, and automotive parts. According to the manufacturer, the new high melt strength (HMS) grade improves ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ineos Styrolution and Recycling Technologies sign Joint Development Agreement for recycling polystyrene - Companies will further advance a depolymerisation solution based on Recycling Technologies’ fluidised bed technology, currently used...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DSM reduces the carbon footprint of its Akulon Polyamide 6 - The reduction is the result of close collaboration in the value chain with raw material supplier Fibrant/Highsun, which has embarked on an ambitious emission reduction program to lower greenhouse gas emissions...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Covid-19: Arburg and Ems-Chemie manufacture protective goggles for use in hospitals and rescue services -The goggles will protect the eye and conjunctiva tissue from contamination, intended for specialist personnel such as doctors, nurses and emergency responders ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Berry Announces Initiatives to Help Address Global Supply Shortage of Face Mask Materials - The initiatives include the Company designating additional capacity for the production of face mask materials in North America and introducing a new material for face masks in Europe ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - PLASTICS Association Announces New Executive Leadership Roles - Glenn Anderson is the new vice president for industry relations and member engagement; Matt Seaholm, is the vice president of government affairs; and Brendan Thomas, vice president of advocacy and voice ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Injequaly adds 800-ton press to its facilities allowing for production of heavier parts in Brazil -The new addition will further increase high volume production capabilities for customers in the home appliance industry. Injequaly also announced plans to expand ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - BASF closes acquisition of polyamide business from Solvay - The transaction broadens BASF’s polyamide capabilities with well-known products such as Technyl. This will allow BASF to support its customers with more engineering plastics solutions, e.g., for autonomous driving ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - BorgWarner to Acquire Delphi Technologies in $3.3 Billion Deal - The acquisition would strengthen BorgWarner’s power electronics products, capabilities and scale and also enable the company to maintain flexibility across combustion, hybrid, and electric ...

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Borealis launches ADCA-free compound for telecommunications cable
- The company announced the global commercial launch of a high density polyethylene grade free of azodicarbonamide (ADCA). The company claims it is the world’s first chemically-foamed, ADCA-free material ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Engel´s reactive unit for in-situ polymerization of e Caprolactam now available in two sizes - The technique opens up many opportunities in the production of fibre-reinforced plastic components with a thermoplastic polyamide matrix. Based on dry reinforcement textiles ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Nestlé vows to creates market for food-grade recycled plastics, launches fund to boost packaging innovation - Nestlé made a pledge to source up to 2 million metric tons of food-grade recycled plastics and allocate more than CHF 1.5 billion to pay a premium for the materials between now and 2025 ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Agreement with Avangard allows Dow to offer PCR-based LLDPE and LDPE grades in North America - Avangard will supply post-consumer resin (PCR) pellets obtained from plastic film to Dow, which will combine it with its virgin polyethylene resins to offer sustainable materials for applications ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Shell Chemicals and CNOOC to produce polycarbonate in China -The platform for this new product entry is Shell’s own patented diphenyl carbonate (DPC) process technology. The company says the process achieves significant advantages in cost, safety, efficiency and CO2 footprint ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Huhtamaki acquires full ownership of Brazilian joint venture The acquisition enables Huhtamaki to expand its tube laminate business, an important part of the Group’s flexible packaging offering. Based in Parnamirim, in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, Laminor was set up in 2002 ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ineos Styrolution invests in ABS world-scale plant in China - Ineos Styrolution announced on January, 9 its plans to build a world-scale ABS plant in China. The new production site will be adjacent to the recently acquired polystyrene plant in Ningbo. The ABS capacity will be ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Covestro sells remaining PC sheet operations to Serafin Group - The transaction includes key management and sales functions throughout Europe as well as production sites in Belgium and Italy. The segment generated total sales of EUR 130 million in 2018 ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Chinaplas 2020 focuses on tapping into potential in Asian markets - Asia has become the largest cluster of emerging economies in the 21st century. Its fast rise remains attractive despite economic slowdown. Asia currently represents more than a third of the global economy, and its self-reliance ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - PLASTICS President and CEO Responds to Democratic Presidential Candidate and Former VP Biden Comment on Plastics -“The process of ’phasing them out,’ when it comes to plastics, would be a disaster for our economy and our environment,” stressed Radoszewski in a news release ..."

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - OQ features expansive range of resin grades at Plastex in Egypt - The company claims that its new resin introduced at the show reduces haze in the thermoforming process and increases clarity and gloss. These are required properties to stand out in the very competitive food packaging market ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ineos Styrolution and Aglyx advance Polystyrene chemical recycling plant in Illinois - The facility will be capable of processing up to 100 tons per day of post-consumer polystyrene and converting it into a styrene product that will go into the manufacturing of new PS products. ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Nordson supplies BKG melt processing system for APK's Polyamide Newcycling plant APK AG has deployed a complete downstream melt processing system from Nordson Corporation for use with its innovative Newcycling process, which separates polyethylene and polyamide ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - BASF commences its US$10 billion investment project in Zhanjiang, China - It marks a milestone of the company’s US$10 billion investment project announced in July 2018. The first plants will produce engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Cabot Corporation Expands Advanced Carbons Portfolio with New Carbon Nanostructures for Engineered Polymers - According to Cabot, the addition of its new Carbon Nanostructure to EMI shielding solutions enables significant light-weighting and miniaturization advantages by replacing or reducing the loading of traditional metal-based ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SABIC launches Polycarbonate based on Certified Renewable Feedstock- SABIC says that its PC cradle-to-gate LCA study reveals potentially significant reductions in carbon footprint (up to 50%) and fossil depletion impacts (up to 35%). The process utilizes a mix of Fossil-based feedstock and Renewable Feedstock ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ineos Styrolution advances closer to offering recycled polystyrene at commercial scale - Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller, a leader in dairy products, has produced a batch of yoghurt cups from sheets of chemically recycled polystyrene produced in a pilot scale by Ineos ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Indian BOPP manufacturer improves process by switching to a new Nordson EDI die - Since installing the EDI die in February 2019, Asia Poly Films has reduced gauge variation and downtime and increased output, Nordson says. In addition, the new die stabilizes more quickly during start-ups ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -BASF invests in Quantafuel to jointly drive chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste Together, the partners aim to further develop Quantafuel’s technology for chemical recycling, consisting of an integrated process of pyrolysis and purification, towards optimizing the output for its use ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Braskem and Tramontina launch chairs made from post-consumer resin- Through the new line of products, Tramontina offers a more modern design with the same durability, weight and resistance of chairs made from fossil-based plastic. This fact was attested to by three lab tests ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Krones and Stadler starting partnership to focus on circular economy- By combining the two companies’ specialist expertise and technologies, Krones and Stadler expect to generate significant momentum for recycling technology and the associated circular economy ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Lanxess inaugurates plastics compounding plant in China - The facility produces polyamides and PBT plastics especially for the automotive sector and the electrical and electronics industry. In the automotive industry, lightweight materials have become more important ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Digital X-ray measuring technology in the production of hoses and tubes The X-ray measuring devices work with X-ray transmission, meaning that the X-ray source and the camera are facing each other from opposite sides of the product. The minimal wall thickness can be determined precisely and freely ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Basf light stabilizers increase lifespan of floating solar panel systems- Floating solar panels are built on mounting devices commonly called pontoons. HDPE is widely used to make pontoons which support the solar panels over the surface of water bodies, including lakes and reservoirs ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Asahi Kasei Introduces Newly Developed Lightweight Material for Safety of Electric Vehicle Batteries-In addition to its flame-retardant properties, the foamed material made of m-PPE (modified polyphenylene ether) provides heat insulation features while also functioning as a shock-absorbing ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ineos Styrolution announces high flow ABS grade - Large parts for air conditioning devices, vacuum cleaners and coffee machines are some examples of targeted applications. According to the manufacturer, the new material grade has a high flowability ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Clariant Additive Masterbatch Makes Black Plastic Packaging 'Visible' to Sorting Systems - Clariant claims that its additive make dark-colored plastics visible to the near-infrared (NIR) sensors used in automated polymer sorting systems. While many companies use black packaging ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - BASF and Toray Composites sign supply agreement to bring innovative tape technology to the automotive industry - With these Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic materials, automotive manufacturers can design and rapidly produce optimized components. ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - PET Polymer Producer Neo Group adds a 3rd Production Line with Nordson BKG pelletizers Neo Group's new facilities include twelve underwater pelletizers—four for each polymerization line—plus polymer diverter valves, gear pumps, water systems, pellet dryers ...

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KraussMaffei consolidates all business divisions and brands within a single, unified brand The company merges all business divisions for Injection Molding, Extrusion and Reaction Process technologies and its previous brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Asahi Kasei announces the development of unique polyamide foam According to the company, the PA Foam features the typical heat, chemical and oil resistant properties of polyamides, mixed with high rigidity or noise reducing quality – depending on the shape of the beads ...

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Canada to ban single-use plastics by 2021 and hold companies responsible for plastic waste The Government of Canada will work with governments and businesses across Canada to ban "harmful" single-use plastics as early as 2021 (such as bags, straws, cutlery ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ExxonMobil announces $2 billion expansion project in Texas; doubles capacity in Wales The expansion in Baytown, expected to start up in 2022, includes a new polymer unit with a capacity of 400,000 tons a year. The new plant of elastomers in Wales increases global manufacturing ...

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Ineos Styrolution and GreenMantra sign JDA to advance polystyrene chemical recycling GreenMantra utilizes its catalytic depolymerization technology to advance utilization of waste polystyrene into two product streams: a primary up-cycled low molecular weight polystyrene ....

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BASF to build engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethanes plants at new site in China By 2022, the new engineering plastics compounding plant will supply an additional capacity of 60,000 metric tons per year of BASF engineering plastics compounds in China ...

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BASF for the first time makes products with chemically recycled plastics Chemical recycling provides an innovative way to reutilize plastic waste that is currently not recycled, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics. Such waste is usually sent to landfill or burned ...

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Borealis increases PP capacity in Europe The company has taken the final investment decision to expand the capacity of its PP plant in Kallo, Belgium, by 80kt. The added capacity is expected to come on stream in mid-2020. The company also approved the start of the FEED phase ...

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Angel Trains, ESG Rail and Stratasys Tackle Obsolescence in the Rail Industry with 3D Printing Manufacturing Solution The components approved for service include an arm rest, grab handle and seat back table – all of which will be trialled on in-service passenger trains in 2019 ...

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Preparations for Interplastica 2019 in Moscow in full swing The ranges displayed by exhibitors will be accompanied by a programme of technical side events. One of the highlights will be the special show 3D fab+print Russia, to be held concurrently with interplastica for the third time now ...

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Asahi Kasei Plastics North America wins SPE Automotive Innovation Award The award-winning composite nut was identified as top in the Chassis / Hardware category because of its underlined benefits compared to the alternative metal or polymer nuts that currently exist ...

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Total Corbion PLA starts-up its 75,000 tons per year bioplastics plant in Thailand The new facility will produce a broad range of PLA resins from renewable, non-GMO sugarcane sourced locally in Thailand. The products can be used in a wide range of markets, notably packaging ...

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Sabic signs memorandum of understanding with Plastic Energy for supply of recycled feedstock The two companies intend to build a first commercial plant in Holland to refine and upgrade a feedstock from Plastic Energy which will be produced from plastic waste ...

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German battery supplier uses polycarbonate blends from Covestro for home storage applications PC+ABS blends from Covestro play an important role in both mobile and stationary battery applications, for example in placing individual cylindrical battery cells ...

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Solvay introduces PEEK and PPSU medical grade filaments for additive manufacturing in healthcare A neat PEEK AM filament and a 10-percent carbon fibre reinforced PEEK AM filament, together with a neat PPSU AM filament are Solvay’s first medical grade Additive Manufacturing ...

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Austrian OMV transforms plastic waste into crude oil OMV says its recycling process involves thermal cracking at temperatures exceeding 300 degrees Celsius, a technology under which medium and long-chain hydrocarbons are cracked into shorter-chain hydrocarbons ...

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At Fakuma 2018, Nordson launches new multi-layer screen packs for melt filtration According to Nordson, the screen pack design maintains structural integrity while filtering out contaminants and ensuring melt permeability during extrusion. One key to the performance ...

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Milacron to Feature a Number of Injection Molding Machine Firsts at Fakuma 2018 Milacron will be displaying its injection molding machines, Mold-Masters hot runners and control systems, DME mold technology solutions and industrial supplies as well as Tirad precision ...

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Siemens Mobility Puts Stratasys Additive Manufacturing at the Heart of First Digital Rail Maintenance Center The Rail Service Center is expecting around a hundred trains to enter the depot every month. This level of throughput puts pressure on the supply chain and requires solutions ...

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BASF showcases a variety of new products at Fakuma BASF products, such as hydrolysis resistant polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and polyamide (PA) for sensitive electronic applications, are already contributing to a large number of sensor technologies and playing a role ...

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Covestro highlights applications in electric mobility during Fakuma The heart of future electric cars and hybrid vehicles is a lithium-ion battery. In order to position a large number of battery cells precisely and in a small space, cell holders and frames as well as housing components ...

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Lanxess extends collaboration with University of Massachusetts Amherst One of the cluster research areas is additive manufacturing technology innovation and next-generation 3D printing formulations. The focus in these efforts is to generate resins that have superior interfacial ...

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Braskem launches new renewable bio-based EVA resin in Allbirds shoes Developed in partnership with San Francisco-based Allbirds, the application is the first to use renewable bio-based EVA resin. Designed for applications in industries such as footwear ...

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"Road to Digitalisation" - Arburg at Fakuma 2018 Arburg will present new assistance packages, a first insight into a new customer portal and examples of "smart services". The new-look Allrounder 820 H will be seen for the first time in a 'Packaging' version ...

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DSM and APK cooperate on recycling multilayer food packaging films Many multilayer barrier films for food packaging consist of a combination of PE and Polyamide 6, where PE acts as a barrier for moisture and PA6 as a barrier for oxygen, thus extending shelf life ...

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Eastman introduces powder-based materials for industrial 3D printing Powders will be manufactured in collaboration with Advanced Laser Materials (ALM), a company that specializes in creating materials designed and optimized for laser sintering ...

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SABIC launches Polycarbonate heavy-duty panels Made from glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic resin, panels are lightweight and suited to building applications such as scaffolding, frame works decking, fencing, floodwalls, jetties, sheathing, and wheel chair ramps ...

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Lanxess strengthens research and development for aqueous polyurethane dispersions The company will open a new applications development and technical services laboratory for polyurethane dispersions in Latina, Italy. The new lab will be capable ...

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BASF´s polyethersulfone grade for sandwich structures in airplane interiors wins JEC Innovation Award 2018 The company says the major advantage is that the same thermoplastic can be processed into different components of the sandwich structure in a single tool, thus reducing cycle times ...

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LyondellBasell in exclusive talks with Odebrecht S.A. to acquire control of Braskem LyondellBasell, and Odebrecht S.A., the controlling shareholder of Braskem, have entered into exclusive discussions regarding a potential transaction between LyondellBasell ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - PLASTICS Empowers Industry to Serve as Ambassadors, Launches "This Is Plastics" The new resource aims to educate and empower the U.S. plastics industry’s nearly one million employees to communicate about plastics and some of the most-discussed topics...

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Arburg at the Plast 2018: Machine premiere, Industry 4.0 and innovative processes Arburg celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Italian subsidiary with a special display of innovations : visitors could see the hybrid Allrounder 820 H with the innovative Gestica control system for the first time ...

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At NPE 2018 Milacron displayed its range of products and services for the plastics processing industry Technologies on display included Milacron injection and extrusion machines, Mold-Masters hot runners and control systems, DME mold components and solutions, Uniloy blow ...

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SABIC seeking to grow position in key markets in the Americas The company aims to double its footprint in the U.S. within the next five years, growing its sales from almost 3 millions annually now to about 6 millions tons by 2022. Markets include pipe and utilities, thin-wall packaging ...

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RadiciGroup displays its range of Performance Plastics at Plast 2018 New applications in emerging fields such as ‘e-mobility’, a sector where RadiciGroup provide materials for battery covers, charging plugs and connectors, along with products for the battery cooling system ...

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Baerlocher showcases at NPE 2018 expansion strategy to meet new additive challenges The company has added a growing range of new products and significantly increased its United States production capacity for metal soaps. The range of additives debuting ...

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Kraiburg TPE exhibits at NPE 2018 The company presented solutions for automotive exterior applications, silky-smooth compounds for consumer electronics and highly-transparent FDA compounds with optimized flow. Kraiburg TPE also announced its expansions ...

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Stäubli Brings New Industry 4.0 Workflow for Injection Molding to NPE Show At NPE, Stäubli presented a demonstration cell to showcase its Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED). The company’s QMC solutions allow the exchange of injection molds to be performed within minutes ...

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Eastman touts 10th anniversary of copolyester at NPE Eastman announced three product developments marking the milestone 10th anniversary of Eastman Tritan™ copolyester. Recent innovations in smart technology uses Tritan in applications in digital agriculture ...

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PolyOne Accentuates What’s Possible with Application-Specific Materials and Design at NPE 2018 Featured new products included: Marine Panels made with continuous-fiber reinforced thermoplastic sandwich panels for boat manufacturers, a portfolio of low VOC / FOG ...

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Riverdale Presents New Dosing Technology for Injection Molding during NPE2018 Because conventional metering systems add color only during recovery, insufficient mixing can occur, which is particularly problematic when shot size approaches screw capacity or when the end product is translucent ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ‘Made-in-America’ Robot Featured in Sepro Booth at NPE2018 One of the first Sepro robots ever built outside of France was the highlight of Sepro America’s display at NPE 2018: a 5-axis 7X-45 robot, ideal for handling technically demanding parts at high production speeds on plastics injection-molding machines ...

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At NPE, Huntsman focused on the versatility of its polyurethane elastomers products, including Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) resins that can be used in applications from footwear ...

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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Arburg highlights automated moulded part production at Plástico Brasil 2019 The products on show range from a hydraulic entry-level machine for technical injection moulding to a high-performance Allrounder for rapid high-volume production of IML packaging. ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Piovan Group at Plástico Brasil promotes its new corporate identity and network developed in three business sectors The group will display its Piovan, Aquatech and Energys brands. Folowing the course of Industry 4.0’s factories, visitors will be able to learn more about Winfactory ...