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  • 07-11-2020

    Central sales management as new position

    New Head of Sales at Wittmann Kunststoffgeräte

    Until now, international sales at Wittmann Kunststoffgeräte have been organized on a decentralized basis. Since July 1, 2020, the newly created position of Sales Manager will take over this task.   more

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  • 07-10-2020

    EMVA Cancels 2020 European Machine Vision Forum

    Next Forum Will Take Place in September 2021 in Cork, Ireland

    Based on the still high dynamics of the pandemic development it will come as no surprise that the European Machine Vision Forum scheduled to take place in September 2020 in Cork, Ireland, has been cancelled.   more

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  • 07-09-2020

    New Managing Director at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Italia

    Paolo Zirondoli Takes Over Position from Roberto Sallemi

    With effect from 1 June 2020 Paolo Zirondoli has taken the position of Managing Director at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery (Italia) S.r.l. He succeeds Roberto Sallemi, who headed the company since its foundation in 2018.   more

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  • 07-08-2020

    USMCA Implementation Strengthens Plastics Sector Positioning

    PLASTICS Supports USMCA Implementation

    The implementation of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) strengthens plastics sector positioning for continued cooperation and growth. Key North American industries rely upon plastics for production and innovation   more

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  • 07-07-2020

    United in Sustainable Face Mask Initiative

    Borealis and paper republic Collaborate

    Borealis and paper republic, a Vienna-based stationery brand, have teamed up in a social business initiative, named mask republic, for the production of sustainable and reusable face masks.   more

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  • 07-06-2020

    Domo to Stop And Close BOPA Production at Leuna

    Overcapacity of Polyamide Films

    Domo Chemicals is already closing down part of its production to polyamide films in the summer. The reason for this is the excessive production of these films worldwide.   more

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  • 07-05-2020

    Call for Papers for Utech Europe 2021

    Strategic Conference Takes Place in April 2021

    Organisers of Utech Europe, returning to the MECC in Maastricht, the Netherlands from 13 to 15 April 2021, are calling for papers for the three-day strategic conference.   more

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  • 07-04-2020

    Matteo Gentili Named Chairman Designate of Ucima

    Election During the Annual Members’ Meeting in July

    Enrico Aureli’s successor at the helm of the Italian packaging machinery manufacturers’ association for the two-year period 2020-2022 will be elected during the Annual Members’ Meeting in July.   more

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  • 07-03-2020

    DSM Halves the Carbon Footprint of its PA6 Portfolio

    Customers Benefit from the Reduction

    Royal DSM announces that it will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of its PA6 portfolio by early 2021. This should enable customers to reduce the carbon footprint of their own products.   more

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  • 07-02-2020

    Promising Results from Asphalt Research Project

    Study Shows Market Opportunities for Recycled Polyethylene Film

    The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) released promising results from its New End Market Opportunities (NEMO) for Film Asphalt Project in partnership with the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT).   more

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  • 07-01-2020

    New CSO for Global Sales Activities at B&R

    Luca Galluzzi to Succeed Peter Gucher as Chief Sales Officer

    On August 1st, Luca Galluzzi (52) will join the executive management team of automation specialist B&R. As the new Chief Sales Officer, he will succeed Peter Gucher.   more

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  • 06-30-2020

    Chinaplas Moves to Shenzhen

    Seize Opportunities in Greater Bay Area

    The 34th edition of Chinaplas has been rescheduled to April 13-16, 2021, at a new venue -- Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center.   more

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  • 06-30-2020

    Covestro Boss Steers Europe's Plastics Association

    Markus Steilemann Elected to President of PlasticsEurope

    On 24 June 2020, PlasticsEurope appointed Dr Markus Steilemann as its new president. He succeeds Javier Constante of Dow Chemical, during whose term a fundamental reorganization of PlasticsEurope took place.   more

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  • 06-29-2020

    Erema Group Looks back on a Successful Financial Year

    Turnover High Thanks to Technological Innovations

    The financial year 2019/20 marks a special milestone in Erema's corporate history. For the first time the group of companies generated a consolidated total turnover of more than EUR 200 million and, with its recycling technologies   more

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  • 06-25-2020

    Ocean Plastics May Buoy Europe R-PET Market

    Asian Suppliers Help to Meet the Quotas

    In view of the increasing demand and marketing advantages, plastics from the sea are also becoming increasingly interesting for the European market.   more

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  • 06-23-2020

    New Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE

    Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht leaves the Supervisory Board as planned

    The Supervisory Board of BASF SE has elected a new Chairman of the Supervisory Board to succeed Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht, who is leaving the Board as planned.   more

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  • 06-17-2020

    Plastic Instead of Glass

    New Multi-Layered Lenses for LED Headlights

    In project Optisys, Simcon collaborated with world-leading automotive industry suppliers to develop multi-layered glass-free lenses for LED headlights.   more

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  • 06-17-2020

    EuPC President Receives Second Term of Office

    Association Holds First Virtual General Assembly

    During the first virtual general assembly of European plastics processors, the president for the period 2020 to 2022 was also elected.   more

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  • 06-17-2020

    BASF and Security Matters Collaborate

    Solutions for Plastics Traceability and Circularity

    Security Matters and BASF sign a binding joint development agreement to develop solutions for plastics traceability and circularity.   more

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  • 06-16-2020

    Processing High-quality PET Recyclate

    Sesotec Sorting Systems Help Ensure High Quality in PET Flake Production

    In the recycling plant of MultiPet GmbH FLAKE PURIFIER+ multi-sensor sorting systems from Sesotec separate discoloured materials, foreign plastics and metals from the flakes.   more

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  • 06-12-2020

    Borealis with New Vice President Innovation & Technology

    Erik van Praet Succeeds Maurits van Tol

    Borealis announces the appointment of Erik van Praet as Vice President Innovation & Technology effective 1 April 2020. Erik van Praet succeeds Maurits van Tol   more

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  • 06-09-2020

    Plastics Recyclers Cease Production

    Recyclates Demand Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

    European Plastics recycling industry is closing production due to the current market developments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The major problems are the lack of the demand due to the closure of converting plants and the record low prices of virgin plastics as well as the decreased activity globally.   more

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  • 06-08-2020

    Interior to Become the New Exterior

    New Survey by Asahi Kasei Europe

    Automotive interior features are on their way to become the main differentiating element influencing buying decisions.   more

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  • 06-05-2020

    BASF Introduces ZEAL to Deliver More Propylene for Refiners

    Commercial Launch of New Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Additive

    ZEAL has been optimized to deliver superior propylene yields while maintaining the base catalyst performance.   more

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  • 06-02-2020

    PLASTICS Releases New Safety Standard For Plastic Sheet and Film Machinery

    Expanded Scope, Additional Definitions

    The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced on Mai 18, 2020 that its Machinery Safety Standards Committee has released a new American National Standards Institute-accredited safety standard for Plastic Sheet and Film Machinery.   more

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  • 06-02-2020

    New Manging Director for Altana

    Dr. Tammo Boinowitz Future President of BYK Division

    Dr. Tammo Boinowitz will become managing director of BYK-Chemie GmbH based in Wesel. After a two-month training and transitional phase, he will also become the President of BYK.   more

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  • 05-29-2020

    Huhtamaki and WasteAid Announce Global Partnership

    Drive Community-level Circular Economy Innovation in Key Locations

    Global sustainable food packaging leader Huhtamaki and international charity WasteAid have announced a 900,000 Euro partnership to drive community-level circular economy innovation in Vietnam, India and South Africa for a two-year period.   more

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  • 05-25-2020

    Parx Materials Technology Preventing Biofouling in Marine

    Harvesting More and Better Shellfish

    Saniconcentrate is a modified polymer concentrate that is added to plastics prior to the manufacturing process. It prevents the adhesion of fouling, bacteria and biofilm on marine tanks without recurring to biocides or any other toxic components.   more

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  • 05-22-2020

    New Managing Director for Trexel Asia

    Patrick Tong Rejoined the Company

    Trexel is pleased to announce that Patrick Tong has rejoined the company as Managing Director for Trexel Asia.   more

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  • 05-20-2020

    Arburg Manufactures High-tech Masks

    High-quality Face Mask Made of LSR

    Additional to the production of protective glasses, Arburg has now launched a further project against the spread of the corona virus and produces reusable face masks.   more

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  • 05-19-2020

    Start of 3-Years Interreg Cross-border Project AACOMA

    Accelerate Advanced Composite Manufacturing

    EMR Region Belgium, the Netherlands & Germany area is a hot spot for the future of lightweight materials and technologies. Seven partners from all three regions will carry the project out.   more

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  • 05-18-2020

    Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2020” Goes to Huhtamaki Lurgan

    Nova-Institut Presents the Winners

    Huhtamaki Lurgan (UK/Finland) ist awarded for a wood fibre-based ready meal tray certified for home composting. The second place goes to a self-adhesive tape from monta Klebebandwerk (Germany), the third place goes to a functional barrier coating from Fraunhofer ISC (Germany).   more

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  • 05-16-2020

    Huhtamaki Expands its Manufacture of Face Shields

    Up to 8 Million Shields per Week in June

    Huhtamaki helps fight the Coronavirus pandemic by expanding its manufacture of protective face shields (PFS).   more

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  • 05-15-2020

    EMVA Business Conference in Sofia is Shifted to 2021

    One-day Conference in Online Format is Planned for June

    The EMVA announces that based on the high dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic development the EMVA Business Conference 2020 in Sofia is cancelled.   more

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  • 05-14-2020

    Styrenics Circular Solutions Welcomes New Member

    Food Packaging Specialist Intraplás Joins SCS

    Intraplás, food packaging specialist from Portugal, to form part of SCS’ drive to work together all along the value chain to fulfil the unique circularity capacity of polystyrene.   more

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  • 05-12-2020

    Strategic Cooperation In Composite Technologies

    REACH Group And AMAC Signed An Agreement

    Reach Group/China and AMAC/Germany signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen their business between China and Europe in the field of advanced materials and composite machine technologies.   more

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  • 05-07-2020

    Brückner delivers sequential film stretching lines

    Xiamen Changsu orders production line for BOPA film

    The Chinese global film supplier invests in two 7-m sequential film stretching lines for the production of BOPA films.   more

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  • 05-07-2020

    ProTec Success in China with LFT Pultrusion

    High-speed Retrofit for LFT Pultrusion Lines and New Applications

    Systems supplier ProTec Polymer Processing is enjoying ever greater success in Asia with its pultrusion lines for producing long fiber reinforced thermoplastic (LFT) compounds.   more

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  • 05-05-2020

    Post-consumer Recycling (PE/PP) Growing in Russia

    Increasing Number of Two-stage Recycling Pelletizing Machines

    In Russia, 68 sets of Polystar plastic pelletizing machine have been installed since 2012. Amongst them, 45 lines are dedicated specially for post-consumer recycling.   more

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  • 05-04-2020

    #Stayhome: Save 50% with Kunststoffe international E-Paper Trial Subscription

    Because Knowledge is Crisis-Proof

    Even in times of Corona we want you to stay well informed on the most important developments and products of the plastics industry. Our e-paper of Kunststoffe international keeps you up-to-date – competently and easily at home.   more

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  • 05-01-2020

    How Plastic Products Contribute to the Fight Against COVID-19

    A Statement of the EuPC

    What the European Plastics Converters (EuPC) claim in an open letter to the European Commission.   more

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  • 04-29-2020

    34th Chinaplas Postponed Again

    Fair Takes Place from 13 to 16 April 2021

    Due to a government order the Chinaplas will not be able to take place in August 2020 after all. The fair will be postponed again, although the venue will also change.   more

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  • 04-28-2020

    Cryogenic Victrex CT Polymer Selected by Advanced Engineering Valves

    Improved Sealing Reliability

    Belgium-based Advanced Engineering Valves (AEV), an Emerson company and industry leader for cryogenic and severe service ball valves, has...   more

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  • 04-22-2020

    Wittmann Battenfeld USA Open for Business During COVID-19 Crisis

    The Company has been Deemed an Essential Business by the State of Connecticut

    Wittmann Battenfeld USA is providing essential machinery and equipment to battle the pandemic.   more

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  • 04-22-2020

    A Change in Leadership at Volpak

    New Chief Executive Officer

    Since March 2020, Alain Zijlstra has taken the lead role in Volpak S.A.U., Santa Perpetua de Mogoda/Barcelona / Spain.   more

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  • 04-22-2020

    Bioplastics Could Help Plastic Pollution

    New IDTechEx Report for Bioplastics

    The market for bioplastics remains difficult. IDTechEx´s latest report addresses this issue and provides an outlook for the next five years.   more

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  • 04-18-2020

    JEC Group Presents The JEC TV Podcast

    Every Month A New Edition

    The ten-minute video broadcasts include Sports and composites, the History of composites, Startup news, and interviews of professors and top-executives of composites firms.   more

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  • 04-17-2020

    LyondellBasell Supports Global FoodBanking Network

    Donation of $1.3 Million to Combat Hunger During COVID-19 Pandemic

    LyondellBasell's donation will support food banks in 17 countries and communities where the company has major operations.   more

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  • 04-16-2020

    Greiner Packaging Joins Styrenics Circular Solutions

    Aim is to Strengthen the Sustainability of Styrenic Products

    “Our SCS membership is fully in line with Greiner Packaging’s vision that sustainability and plastics go hand in hand”, explains Konrad Wasserbauer, Director Circular Economy of Greiner Packaging.   more

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  • 04-07-2020

    EuCIA Announces Inclusion of New Glass Fibre Data in Eco Impact Calculator

    Embracing Life Cycle Thinking

    The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) is pleased to announce the addition of new data for glass fibres to its Eco Impact Calculator, the online tool which enables composites companies to calculate the environmental impact associated with the production of their products.   more

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