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  • 11-26-2020

    Bioplastics Meet All EU Safety Standards

    Bioplastics Pass Even More Tests than Conventional Plastics

    Products made from bio-based plastics must undergo the same testing procedures as conventional plastic products to access the market of the European Union (EU). Thereby a health risk for consumers is excluded. Biodegradable or compostable plastics must undergo additional tests.   more

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  • 11-25-2020

    Extremely Resilient, Extremely Lightweight

    Scientists from Saxony-Anhalt Create Super Polymer Fibers

    Experts and researchers from Halle-Wittenberg in Saxony-Anhalt, Bayreuth, Nanchang and Zurich have managed to produce unique polymer fibers that are distinctive for being extremely resilient while also very lightweight.   more

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  • 11-24-2020

    CEDAPJoins Styrenics Circular Solutions

    Cooperation to Fulfil the Unique Circularity of Polystyrene

    Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the value chain initiative to increase the circularity of styrenic polymers, today announced that CEDAP, Compagnie Européenne Des Applications Plastiques, joins the organisation.   more

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  • 11-19-2020

    Change in the Chief Editorial Office of Kunststoffe

    Organizational Changes also in the FORM+Werkzeug Magazine

    Susanne Schröder will become editor-in-chief of the magazines Kunststoffe and Kunststoffe international on December 1, 2020. The current editor-in-chief Dr. Karlhorst Klotz will leave the company by mutual agreement.   more

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  • 11-18-2020

    Record-Breaking Revenue Despite Pandemic

    IGS GeboJagema Continues to Grow as Projected

    The Dutch company IGS GeboJagema that operates mostly in the healthcare industry has been largely unaffected by the pandemic and continues to grow as projected.   more

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  • 11-12-2020

    Novodur SBM-90 Now Drinking Water Approved

    Ineos Styrolution-Material is Approved for Mayor European Certifications

    Ineos Styrolution´s Novodur SBM-90 complies with new stricter regulations related to potable water contact. Novodur SBM-90 is a drop-in replacement for ABS5.   more

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  • 11-11-2020

    HRSflow Expands Headquarter

    3000 sqm for Lean Manufacturing

    At HRSflow's headquarters in San Polo di Piave, Italy, a new production facility for hot runner systems based on lean manufacturing principles was recently completed.   more

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  • 11-06-2020

    Used Large Machine Sold Abroad

    Gindumac Receives Big Order from India

    By the end of the year, Germany's largest used injection molding machine will be on its way from southern Germany via Amsterdam to Mumbai. Gindumac organizes the complete logistic handling with the customer.   more

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  • 11-05-2020

    Conference: Plastic Films in Mobility 2021

    Save the Date

    The international conference „Plastic Films in Mobility“ on 2 - 3 February 2021 focuses on the topics of decoration, integration and mechatronics in automotive interiors. The conference will be held digitally this time.   more

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  • 11-02-2020

    Efficient Methods of Recycling Composite Materials

    AIMPLAS Coordinates European Sparta Project

    The main goal of the European Sparta project is to find a new method of recycling and reprocessing composite thermoplastic materials that reduces the amount of waste generated by the aerospace industry, as well as its environmental impact.   more

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  • 10-30-2020

    Mask Strap Solution for Medical Staff

    Joined Forces to Support Healthcare Heroes

    Braskem and the Hulptroepen Alliance hope their donation of mask straps can benefit many more people working to treat patients in hospitals and care homes during the corona pandemic.   more

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  • 10-28-2020

    Specialties Business becomes Stand-Alone

    Sabic Ensures Business Continuity

    Sabic anticipates that the timing of the “go-live” for the stand-alone operations of the group of companies embedding its Specialties strategic business unit (SBU) will be November 1, 2020.   more

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  • 10-27-2020

    Another Year of Trade Surplus for the U.S. Plastics Industry

    Annual Plastics Report

    Global Trends Report Underscores U.S. Plastics Industry’s Significance in Global Plastics Trades.   more

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  • 10-27-2020

    First Edition of the Engel live e-xperience

    Virtual Show with Several Thousand Participants

    Several thousand customers, partners and interested parties from 90 countries took part in the first virtual trade fair and online conference from Engel.   more

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  • 10-23-2020

    Neste, Recycling Technologies and Unilever Collaborate

    Chemical Recycling of Waste Plastics

    Three important market participants will collaborate to further develop and harness chemical recycling to recover and reuse plastic packaging that is currently either incinerated, buried in landfill or exported from the UK.   more

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  • 10-22-2020

    Polystyrene Is Mechanically Recyclable to Food Contact Standards

    Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS) in Cooperation with Fraunhofer-Institut IVV

    Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the value chain initiative to increase the circularity of styrenic polymers, has successfully demonstrated that polystyrene is mechanically recyclable to food contact standards.   more

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  • 10-21-2020

    Farsoon Technologies Grows Revenue Despite Corona

    Increasing Sales Orders in Major Industries

    Farsoon Technologies is pleased to share news of doubled revenue growth in the Chinese market during Q1-Q3 of 2020 compared to the same period of time in the previous year.   more

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  • 10-21-2020

    MOL’s New Rubber Bitumen Plant in Zalaegerszeg Completed

    Annual Capacity of 20.000 Tons

    The rubber bitumen plant at MOL’s Zala Site, representing an investment of around USD 10 million has been completed. The facility, built in one year, is capable of producing 20,000 tons of rubber bitumen annually.   more

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  • 10-19-2020

    BASF Construction Chemicals Business is Now MBCC Group

    Carve-out from BASF Group Successfully Completed

    MBCC Group is one of the leading suppliers of construction chemicals and solutions worldwide and offers innovative and sustainable products and solutions for the construction industry across different sectors.   more

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  • 10-16-2020

    PolyCert Europe Harmonizes Certification Schemes

    Compliance Scheme for Coverters of Polymeric Material

    The compliance scheme will help companies to verify the compliance with quality standards and to ensure their products live up to customer specifications regardless of whether they use virgin polymers or recycled polymers.   more

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  • 10-15-2020

    Start-up With Plastic Waste Recycling Solution Wins Top Prize at Ideasinc 2020

    Magorium Converts Plastic Waste into Road Additives

    Magorium – a Singaporean start-up seeking to disrupt the construction industry with an innovative plastic waste recycling solution – emerged as the champion of ideasinc 2020, the nationwide start-up challenge helmed by NTUitive, the innovation and enterprise company of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.   more

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  • 10-14-2020

    Canada Requires Labelling of Plastics as Toxic

    Plastics Industry Association Warns of Consequences

    PLASTICS is responding to the Canadian government's announcement to ban plastics and introduce mandatory labelling as toxic.   more

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  • 10-13-2020

    Honeycomb Cores for Sustainable Concept Car

    Car Made Entirely out of Recycled Materials

    Together with industrial partners, students at Eindhoven University of Technology have developed a concept car made entirely from recycled materials. Important lightweight components are recycled PET honeycomb cores.   more

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  • 10-13-2020

    Digital Platform for European Recycling

    Collaboration Between EuPC and Circularise Plastics

    EuPC and Circularise Plastics Group are cooperating to further develop the digital platform for monitoring the rate of plastics recycling activities in Europe and are looking for further development partners for the More and Circularise platforms.   more

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  • 10-12-2020

    Altair Acquires M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH

    Move Allows Altair to Offer High-fidelity Plastics Database

    The acquisition of M-Base is an important additional step to deliver comprehensive material information and infrastructure to predict and optimize product performance through simulation, Altair announces. The M-Base database will directly connect with Altair’s powerful solvers.   more

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  • 10-09-2020

    Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Grows Strongly in 2020

    Market Share Increases due to Large Volume of Multiple Machine Orders

    Sumitomo (SHI) Demag ends the year 2020 with significant growth in order intake and market share despite the economic downturn in the plastics processing industry that has persisted since autumn 2018.   more

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  • 10-08-2020

    Engel Sees Crisis as Opportunity for Digital Solutions

    Sales Decline Intensified by Corona

    Due to Covid-19 and the decline in the automotive sector, Engel is recording a significant drop in sales, but sees the crisis as an opportunity for digital solutions along the entire product life cycle.   more

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  • 10-08-2020

    Arburg Italy Opens New Premises

    Opening Event Receives Great Response

    In the presence of more than 100 invited guests Arburg opened the new premises of the Italian subsidiary in Peschiera Borromeo.   more

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  • 10-07-2020

    Itochu, Borealis and Borouge Announce Collaboration

    Bringing Forward Renewable Polypropylene in Japan

    Borealis, Borouge and Itochu jointly announced that they have the strategic intent to jointly evaluate how to enable uptake of renewable polypropylene (PP) in the Japanese market.   more

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  • 10-06-2020

    PLASTICS: 2020 Size & Impact Report

    Plastics Industry 8th Largest in U.S.

    The plastics industry is a key part of the American economy, accounting for an estimated $432 billion in shipments and over a million workers in 2019, according to the 2020 Size & Impact Report, an annual publication of the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS).   more

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  • 10-05-2020

    ABB Enhances Portfolio with Codian Acquisition

    Strategic Buy Builds on Industry-leading Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Logistics Portfolio

    ABB has acquired Codian Robotics B.V., a leading provider of delta robots, which are used primarily for high-precision pick and place applications. Codian Robotics’ offering includes a hygienic design line, ideal for hygiene-sensitive industries including food and beverage and pharmaceuticals.   more

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  • 10-02-2020

    Sustainable Design of Plastic Packaging

    Europe-Wide Proof of Recyclability

    How well is plastic packaging suitable for recycling? As the official certification body of the RecyClass initiative plastship offers a Europe-wide proof of the recyclability of plastic packaging.   more

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  • 10-01-2020

    Amaplast Assembly 2020

    Business Figures cloud 60th Anniversary

    Amaplast held its annual member Assembly at Villa Borromeo in Cassano d’Adda were the Amaplast associative bodies were newly elected.   more

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  • 09-29-2020

    OCS and Mondi: Clever Use of Defects

    Integrated Quality and Production Monitoring

    The intensive partnership between Mondi and OCS has been cultivated for the benefit of both parties. OCS and the global Mondi Group have concluded a cooperation agreement and work on further developments has been ongoing.   more

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  • 09-29-2020

    Comexi CTec Launches a New Service

    Converting Companies to Integrate Prepress

    The Comexi Technology Center turnkey project, a collaboration with Esko, Asahi and DuPont, culminates once client daily production is efficiently autonomous.   more

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  • 09-29-2020

    Borealis Receives European Investment Bank Loan

    Development of Circular Economy Solutions for Plastics

    EIB grants EUR 250 million in funding for Borealis’ research, development and innovation (RDI) programme.   more

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  • 09-25-2020

    Arburg Opens Arburg Technology Center Pinghu

    Fourth Location in China

    7,700 participants followed online the official inauguration of the new Arburg Technology Center (ATC) in Pinghu with around 550 invited guests. With this investment, the company aims to drive forward its turnkey business in China.   more

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  • 09-25-2020

    Porous Liquids with Filter Effect

    Separate Molecules with High Selectivity

    KIT scientists have developed "porous liquids" with which the building blocks of polypropylene can be separated more efficiently from gas mixtures during polymer production than by the energy-intensive distillation commonly used so far.   more

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  • 09-24-2020

    Arburg Technology Days 2021 to be Hold in June

    Event to Take Place in Early Summer Instead of Spring

    The event at the company’s headquarters in Lossburg owes much of its success to its mix of theory and practice. More than 50 exhibits featuring applications from all sectors of industry demonstrate the entire range of Arburg’s products and services.   more

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  • 09-22-2020

    Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to Advance the Circularity of Polystyrene

    AmSty, Ineos Styrolution and Trinseo Jointly Explore Recycling Options for Polystyrene

    Three of the world’s leading polystyrene producers signed signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to accelerate the introduction of circularity for polystyrene.   more

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  • 09-21-2020

    AMI Postpones Plastics Industry Expos in Essen, Germany

    New Dates: 1 - 2 June 2021

    AMI has announced that its four focused plastics industry exhibitions, which were scheduled to take place at Messe Essen in Germany on 7 - 8 October 2020, have now been postponed to 1 - 2 June 2021.   more

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  • 09-18-2020

    Engel One of the Most Sustainable Companies

    Machine Manufacturer is Included to the 50 Climate Leaders

    The TBD Media Group and Bloomberg have analyzed and evaluated various industrial companies and defined the 50 most sustainable and climate-aware companies worldwide. The group of 50 Climate Leaders also includes Engel.   more

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  • 09-18-2020

    Mitsubishi Acquires European Carbon Fiber Recycling Company CFK / carboNXT

    Acquisition of Assets of two German Recycling Companies

    Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials is privileged to announce that they have acquired the assets of two German carbon fiber recycling companies - CFK Valley Stade Recycling GmbH and Co. KG (CFK) and carboNXT GmbH.   more

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  • 09-17-2020

    Biopolymer-Based Films for Food Packaging

    Joint Research Project of Fraunhofer IMWS and Polifilm Extrusion

    In the project, the specialists rely on chitosan coatings to increase the resistance of food to microbiological impacts.   more

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  • 09-16-2020

    Trinseo Collaborates with Coexpan

    Validation of Polystyrene Recycling Technologies

    Trinseo announced that Trinseo and Coexpan will collaborate to validate various polystyrene recycling technologies to develop polystyrene containing recycled content that is fit for use in the global dairy industry’s form fill seal market.   more

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  • 09-11-2020

    Start-up of a Pilot Molecular Recycling Facility

    Next Step Towards Industrial Scale of New Recycling Technology

    LyondellBasell announced the successful start-up of its MoReTec molecular recycling facility in Italy. The MoReTec advanced recycling technology aims to return post-consumer plastic waste to its molecular form for use as a feedstock for new plastic materials.   more

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  • 09-10-2020

    Evonik Opens Technology Center for 3D Printing in the USA

    Additive Manufacturing

    Evonik has opened a new technology center for 3D printing in Austin, Texas. The U.S. site will play a key role within Evonik's global innovation network in the development of new, ready-to-use materials for powder bed fusion manufactured by the Structured Polymers technology.   more

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  • 09-09-2020

    Eliot Project: New Biocomposite Recycling Methods

    Improvement of Environmental Sustainability in Aeronautics

    Coordinated by Aimplas, the European Eliot project, with the participation of the Dutch research centre TNO, is developing at large scale the most promising recycling methods for biocomposites, which are now being used in the aeronautics industry.   more

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  • 09-08-2020

    DSM Enables Protective Cycling Jersey with Dyneema Fabric for Tour de France

    Textile Fibers

    Royal DSM announces that Dyneema is driving the performance of Team Sunweb’s protective cycling jerseys in the 2020 Tour de France.   more

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  • 09-07-2020

    Ineos Styrolution Publishes 2019 Sustainability Report

    Focus on Sustainable Styrenics Products

    Ineos Styrolution’s fifth sustainability report provides a comprehensive review of the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance over the past year.   more

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