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  • 01-15-2019

    Use of Recycled Plastics Materials

    EuPC Publishes Results of its 2nd Survey

    The vast majority of plastics converters is convinced that the improvement of collection and sorting of plastic waste would be the most suitable way to increase the quality of rPM.   more

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  • 01-15-2019

    Optimization of Complex Production Processes

    Management Changes for Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

    Shoichi Ohira will join the management board of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH, Schwaig, Germany, as COO (Chief Operation Officer) and Head of Production, effective 15 January 2019.   more

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  • 01-10-2019

    Ceflex Pleased about More than Hundred Participants

    More and More Companies are Joining

    Ceflex, the consortium of companies, associations and organisations collaborating to enhance the performance of flexible packaging in the circular economy in Europe, by designing and advancing better system solutions, has reached a new landmark with stakeholder numbers over one hundred. The journey started in January 2017 with 26 stakeholders.   more

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  • 01-09-2019

    Norner Welcomes New Research Director

    Klaus Schöffel Replaces Morton Lundquist

    Norner, the Norwegian R & D service provider for polymers, has a new Research Director.   more

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  • 01-09-2019

    Framework Contract between SGL Carbon and Airbus Helicopters

    Supply of Textiles for Components in Airbus Helicopters

    The contract creates framework conditions for the further development of innovative material solutions.   more

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  • 01-08-2019

    Lanxess Completes Sale of Arlanxeo to Saudi Aramco

    Cologne-Based Company Received Proceeds of around EUR 1.4 Billion

    Specialty chemicals company Lanxess completed the sale of its remaining 50 % interest in the rubber company Arlanxeo to Saudi Aramco. All relevant antitrust authorities have granted the necessary approvals for the transaction announced in August 2018.   more

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  • 01-08-2019

    Creating Digital Twins of Materials

    Materials Data Space for Additive Manufacturing

    Data spaces can be used to integrate all types of materials information into digital networks.   more

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  • 01-08-2019

    North American Pultrusion Conference 2019

    Meeting Place for Professionals in the Composites Manufacturing Industry

    After a sold-out success in 2017, ACMA and EPTA host for the second time the North American Pultrusion Conference, focused on broader application and expansion of pultrusion technology in the composite manufacturing industry.   more

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  • 01-07-2019

    New Subsidiary Manager for Arburg Italy

    Raffaele Abbruzzetti Successor to Björn Norén

    Raffaele Abbruzzetti is heading up Arburg Srl in Peschiera Borromeo from January 2019. Björn Norén has started his retirement.   more

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  • 01-07-2019

    Bavarian-Italian Partnership

    MB Spritzgusstechnik Invests in Second Bipower Machine from Negri Bossi

    Advanced plastic injection technology in the factory enables MB Spritzgusstechnik, Marktoberdorf, Germany to process recycled plastic to produce Industrial pallets. A 2nd Negri Bossi Bipower i2700-56000P has recently been installed for this purpose.   more

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  • 01-07-2019

    Polycarbonate is Becoming More Expensive

    Trinseo Announces Price Increases in Europe

    The contract and spot prices for certain products will increase.   more

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  • 12-19-2018

    Shrink Objects to the Nanoscale

    System Produces 3-D Structures One Thousandth the Size of the Originals

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have shrunk 3D objects to nanoscale. The scientists' approach is based on a framework made of polyacrylate. It is a very absorbent material commonly found in diapers.   more

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  • 12-18-2018

    Enzymes in the Plastics Industry

    Methodologies for the Washing Process of Recycled Materials

    Enzymes in the plastics sector can support sustainable processes. For example, in the synthesis of polymers, they help to avoid the use of metal catalysts. The research network Aimplas is conducting research on this and other projects.   more

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  • 12-18-2018

    Davis-Standard Facility Achieves ISO Certification

    Quality and Process Improvement

    Davis-Standard’s Pawcatuck facility recently became ISO 9001:2015 certified. The company sees certification as the beginning of a continuous improvement process for all business areas.   more

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  • 12-17-2018

    Products with Chemically Recycled Plastics

    BASF Promotes Recycling of Plastic Waste

    The raw material producer is already developing pilot products made from ethylene and propylene, including packaging, refrigerator components and insulation panels, with ten customers from various industries.   more

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  • 12-17-2018

    Lightweight Doors for Automobiles

    Brose and SCE Cooperate

    The two family-owned companies are jointly developing a new concept for hybrid doors made out of plastic and metal.   more

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  • 12-13-2018

    Packaging Fair for Africa

    interpack alliance Opens up MEA Region

    The debut event of the „pacprocess MEA“ in Cairo/Egypt is scheduled for 9 to 11 December 2019 and will run concurrently with FoodAfrica, the leading food trade fair in the region.   more

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  • 12-12-2018

    Obituary for Bill Carteaux

    CEO of Plastics Industry Association Succumbed to Cancer

    Bill Carteaux, the head of the Plastics Industry Association, died Dec. 10 after a fight with acute myeloid leukemia. He had led the association since 2005.   more

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  • 12-12-2018

    Microplastics Found in all Sea Turtles

    Tests on more than 100 Sea Turtles in 3 Oceans

    A new study from researchers in the United Kingdom and Greenpeace has found microplastic fragments in every one of more than 100 sea turtles they studied in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and Mediterranean Sea.   more

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  • 12-12-2018

    KraussMaffei Appoints Tobias Daniel as VP Global Sales IMM

    Responsible for Incoming Orders

    Tobias Daniel has been appointed Vice President of Global Sales for the Injection Moulding Division at the engineering specialist KraussMaffei, effective December 1.   more

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  • 12-10-2018

    SCS Establishes Organization and Collaboration platform

    Commitment to Transform Styrenics Industry

    The collaboration platform should enable the integration of value chain partners to jointly power innovative recycling solutions and resource efficiency for styrene polymers.   more

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  • 12-10-2018

    SimpaTec Usermeeting 2019

    Practice-Oriented Technical Contributions

    The focus of the two-day event will be set on practice-oriented technical contributions by the users. The English-language presentations are going to be held in parallel sessions for the entire group of participants.   more

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  • 12-07-2018

    Sabic Wants to Supply Recycled Feedstock

    Sabic is working with the British company Plastic Energy to implement an investment project for the chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste back to the original polymer.   more

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  • 12-06-2018

    Increasing Demand for Sustainable Products

    Positive Trend for Bioplastics Industry Remains Stable

    The European Bioplastics Association presents its new market data. In the coming years, the production capacity of proven bioplastics will continue to increase and new materials will be available on the market.   more

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  • 12-06-2018

    Kraiburg Increases its Capacity

    Additional Production Line in Malaysia

    The site in Malaysia will be expanded with a new, additional production facility as well as office and warehouse space.   more

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  • 12-05-2018

    Technical Coatings for Additive Manufacturing

    NPO Sirris and Fraunhofer Institute IAP Cooperate

    The post processing of parts fabricated by additive manufacturing is time consuming and often a significant cost factor for manufacturers. Technical coatings open up new possibilities for the AM market, especially in industrial production.   more

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  • 12-05-2018

    10 Billion Closures Produced in One Year

    United Caps Celebrates at the Plant in Hungary

    The manufacturer of caps and closures United Caps celebrated the manufacture of its 10 billionth Doubleflow closure for edible oils this year at its Hungarian plant. It is the first time in the company’s history that 10 billion closures have been produced in a 12 month period.   more

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  • 12-04-2018

    40 Years of PEEK Success

    Victrex Celebrates Continuous Development

    Since 1978, the company has developed new markets and applications for PEEK with product forms such as film, pipe, fibres and components such as gears as part of its solutions offering.   more

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  • 12-04-2018

    Solutions for Digitalisation and Automation

    Cooperation of Weidmüller and Keba

    The electronics company Weidmüller and the expert for industrial automation Keba announced strengthened partnership for digitalisation and automation.   more

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  • 12-03-2018

    Precisely Fitting Bone Implants from the Printer

    Cold Plasma Improves Bonding of Bone-Forming Cells

    During the 3D printing process of plastic bone implants, Fraunhofer researchers treat the individual layers with a cold plasma in order to improve the bonding of bone-forming cells.   more

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  • 12-03-2018

    Aimplas Wants to Improve the Competitiveness of the Plastic Sector

    Plastics Technology Centre Develops Industry 4.0 Project

    The Spanish Plastics Technology Centre Aimplas, Valencia, is developing the IND 4.0 2 project, whose objective is to implement three demonstrators in processing companies to then transfer them to the whole sector. The main result expected for the sector is to achieve cost savings of up to 30 %.   more

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  • 11-30-2018

    Gerresheimer Gets New CFO

    Dr. Bernd Metzner Takes Over in Summer of 2019

    Dr. Bernd Metzner is to become Chief Financial Officer of Gerresheimer, Dussesldorf, Germany, taking up office at the latest on July 1, 2019.   more

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  • 11-29-2018

    Complete Solution Provider

    Keba Acquires LTI Motion

    The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The transaction is expected to close at the end of December 2018. With the acquisition, the austrian Group will grow from 1200 to over 1700 employees.   more

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  • 11-29-2018

    Davis-Standard Acquires TSL

    Facing the Future Together

    The expert in thermoforming equipment technology for high volume packaging TSL will continue to operate and serve its customers as before.   more

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  • 11-28-2018

    Less Plastics in the Seas

    Dow Invests in Circular Economy Solutions

    The chemical company Dow wants to invest more in initiatives that work on solutions to prevent and remediate plastic waste in the environment.   more

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  • 11-28-2018

    Facility Expansion for Freudenberg Medical

    New Global Headquarters in Massachusetts

    The manufacturer of medical devices, components, and minimally invasive solutions for the medical device industry, Freudenberg Medical, will soon begin the construction of a new medical manufacturing facility in Beverly, Massachusetts, located north of Boston, USA.   more

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  • 11-27-2018

    Raw Material Supply at BASF Endangered

    Low Water at the Acces River Rhine

    Despite alternative means of transport via pipeline, truck and rail, not all raw materials can be transported to the works in Ludwigshafen, Germany.   more

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  • 11-27-2018

    Röchling is Expanding its Area of Machining

    Acquisition of Schwartz Technical Plastics

    Schwartz GmbH specializes in the manufacture of molded components from cast polyamide and offers in particular large-volume and highly resilient machined parts made from engineering plastics for virtually any industry.   more

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  • 11-27-2018

    Change of Leadership at PlasticsEurope

    Javier Constante New President of the European Association

    Michael Zobel (Lanxess) and Tim Stedman (Trinseo) have been nominated acting new Vice Presidents. Tom Crotty (Ineos) remains Vice President and Treasurer.   more

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  • 11-26-2018

    SCM Group Acquires DMS

    US Player in Plastics and Composite Materials Applications

    The Italian company in machinery and industrial equipment SCM Group has acquired the American company DMS Diversified Machine Systems, based in Colorado Springs.   more

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  • 11-26-2018

    500 Participants Expected to IERC 2019

    18th International Electronics Recycling Congress

    Information about the recycling of components such as plastics and materials, Li-batteries, Internet trade of devices, parts, and the future role of technology in recycling.   more

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  • 11-26-2018

    Honeycomb Films Out of the Fog

    Films Made via the Condensation of Humid Air

    Japanese researchers are producing honeycomb-shaped films using an approach that mimics what happens when we breathe on a glass surface. For example, films made from polyion complexes of polyamic acids in this manner can withstand high heat.   more

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  • 11-23-2018

    LSP System Succeeds on NGR–Kuhne PET Day

    Highly-Sophisticated Packaging Films out of PET

    117 representatives from the international plastics industry gathered together at Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen in Feldkirchen an der Donau, Austria, to experience live the new Liquid State Polycondensation (LSP) method of PET recycling.   more

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  • 11-22-2018

    Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Expands Management Team

    Management Structure Strategically Aligned

    CEO Gerd Liebig will also be responsible for Engineering and Quality Management with immediate effect, which puts him in charge of the overall organisation of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag.   more

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  • 11-21-2018

    Dynamic of the Chinese Automotive Market

    More than 300 Participants at Engel trend.scaut in Shanghai

    The industry in Asia increasingly is relying on new technologies. More than 300 participants discussed at the automotive conference the challenges of electromobility, new opportunities opening up for automotive suppliers in Asia and other topics.   more

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  • 11-21-2018

    Chinaplas 2019

    Circular Economy as a Megatrend

    In the 33rd edition of the Chinaplas fair in 2019, the circular economy will be the next big trend after Industry 4.0.   more

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  • 11-20-2018

    Plastics with Positive Eco-Balance

    For Aviation, Automotive, and Medical Industries

    In collaboration with Covestro and other partners from industry and research, RWTH Aachen University is currently developing processes for the large-scale production of a new high-performance plastic.   more

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  • 11-20-2018

    DuPont to Build Specialty Materials Manufacturing Facility in China

    Facility for Compounded Engineering Plastics and Adhesives

    DuPont is investing more than Dollar 80 million to build a manufacturing facility in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province in East China. The new facility will produce compounded engineering plastics and adhesives to serve customers in transportation, electronics, industrial and consumer products markets.   more

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  • 11-19-2018

    Moldex3D Global Innovation Talent Award 2018

    Fifth Edition Shows Wide Range of Plastics Simulation Applications

    The provider of plastics simulation solutions CoreTech System, recognizes for the fifth time the most innovative projects that have used Moldex3D to develop solutions for plastics manufacturing challenges.   more

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  • 11-15-2018

    Fibers Turn into Ultra-Sensitive Sensors

    An Elastic Fiber Set to Revolutionize Smart Clothes

    EPFL scientists have found a fast and simple way to make super-elastic, multi-material, high-performance fibers. Their fibers have already been used as sensors on robotic fingers and in clothing. This method opens the door to new kinds of smart textiles and medical implants.   more

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