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  • 04-02-2020

    KB Components Acquires Placell AB

    Integration to the European Injection Molding Business

    KB Components acquires Placell AB in Gislaved, Sweden and will integrate the operations in its European Injection Molding business. After completion of the acquisition the company will be renamed to KB Components Placell AB.   more

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  • 04-01-2020

    The Danger of Cracks on Screws

    EJS Investigates Crack Behaviour

    Cracks often appear on screws and unsettle customers. The manufacturer EJS is often confronted with this effect and has got to the bottom of it.   more

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  • 03-30-2020

    Plastic Recycling: With Vecoplan Technology to a Seamless Recycling Economy

    Closing the Cycle

    Vecoplan enables with plants that shred, convey and process primary and secondary raw materials, a closed cycle economy.   more

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  • 03-30-2020

    ABT Plant Producing Bio-Based ECH Increases Capacity

    Plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, Will Produce 120,000 mt/year of ECH

    Bio-based chemical company Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has announced a capacity increase at its plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, which will now produce 120,000 mt/year of bio-based epichlorohydrin (ECH) – an increase of 20,000 mt/year.   more

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  • 03-27-2020

    TactoTek and Lightworks Partner for Lighting Innovation for Vehicles

    Lightworks Adds In-Mold Lighting Solutions to Illumination Design Palette

    TactoTek, the Finland-based company that develops, industrializes and licenses in-mold structural electronics (IMSE), and Lightworks GmbH, a leading automotive lighting design and engineering consultancy, announced their collaboration on in-mold lighting solutions.   more

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  • 03-25-2020

    Tomra and Exiba Join Styrenics Circular Solutions

    Styrenics Circular Solutions Welcomes Two New Members

    Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the value chain initiative to increase the circularity of styrenic polymers, has been joined by a two new members: Exiba and Tomra   more

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  • 03-24-2020

    European Recycling Markets Reel from Coronavirus

    Impact of the Virus on Petrochemicals

    Consequences are limited volumes entering collection systems, logistic disruptions, potential downstream demand losses in non-packaging sectors, buyers abandoning sustainability measures and a reduction in long-term investment.   more

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  • 03-23-2020

    More Cleanly Sorting of PE and PET Waste

    Greater Sorting Reliability thanks to AI-Supported Upgrades

    In addition to good sorting performance, simplified maintenance is an important factor for the economic viability of a sorting facility. Waste sorting technology from Steinert has reached its fifth evolutionary stage.   more

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  • 03-21-2020

    3D Printing Helps Contain the Coronavirus

    Hands Free Door Opener from Materialise

    3D Printing technology may lend a hand in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus.   more

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  • 03-21-2020

    New Arburg Training Center

    More Space, More Digitalisation, More Focus On Customers

    Friday, 6 March 2020 marked the opening ceremony of Arburg’s new Training Center measuring 13,700 square metres at the company’s headquarters in Lossburg.   more

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  • 03-19-2020

    Plastics Industry Association Meetings Cancelled

    Precautions against the Spread of Coronavirus

    The 2020 Spring National Board Meeting and the Plastics Industry Fly-In on March 24 – 26 in Washington, D.C. are cancelled. Some aspects will be moved to a virtual platform at a future date.   more

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  • 03-18-2020

    New Dates for Plastics Recycling Show Europe

    27 and 28 October 2020 at RAI Amsterdam

    The announcement of the winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe will now take place at PRSE on 28 October 2020.   more

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  • 03-17-2020

    interpack 2020 Postponed

    Messe Düsseldorf Is Following the Government Recommendation

    To reduce the risk of transmission, the international trade fair interpack in Düsseldorf, Germany, will now take place next year, from 25 February to 3 March 2021.   more

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  • 03-11-2020

    Plastics Recycling Show Europe Postponed

    New Dates to be Announced

    The organizers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe postpone the PRSE 2020 at the RAI Amsterdam in the light of the evolving novel coronavirus situation.   more

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  • 03-09-2020

    Recycling Plant in Scotland

    Investment of Neste and Mirova

    Two companies support the building of a new recycling plant from Recycling Technologies Ltd.   more

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  • 03-05-2020

    More Women in Leadership Positions

    BASF's Target for 2030 Is a Share of 30%

    BASF aims to increase the proportion of women in leadership positions by the end of 2030 and thus achieve a better gender balance throughout the Group.   more

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  • 03-03-2020

    Austrian Company Opens Japanese Subsidiary

    Engel Strengthens its Market Presence in Asia

    The Managing Director of Engel Japan KK is Yuji Takeda, who brings experience with Engel injection molding machines and technologies to his new position.   more

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  • 03-02-2020

    Plastics Machinery Shipments Stayed Low in 2019

    Plastics Industry Association about Fourth Quarter Uptick

    While the shipments of injection molding rose 9.6% in the fourth quarter, single- and twin-screw extruders shipments decreased 0.9% and 7.7%, respectively.   more

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  • 02-27-2020

    Arburg Technology Days 2020 Cancelled

    Industry Event from March 11th to 14th Does Not Take Place

    Due to the developments regarding the Coronavirus, Arburg management decided to cancel the International Technology Days in Lossburg, Germany.   more

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  • 02-26-2020

    RJG Opens Injection Molding Training Facility

    Fully-Equipped Lab for Hands-on Experience

    The technical center currently consists of a 60 t injection molding machine, temperature control units and a material drying system. The lab is set up for a total of four injection molding machines.   more

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  • 02-25-2020

    The Fate of Compostable Packaging Products

    Wageningen University & Research Presents a New Study

    According to a study by Wageningen University & Research compostable plastics break down in less than 22 days in real life industrial composting.   more

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  • 02-25-2020

    Conference: Plastics + SIMULATION 2020

    Save the Date!

    The conference „Plastics + SIMULATION“ on 12 - 13 May 2020 in Munich/Germany is opened for the first time for international participants. Because of the global importance of the topic of simulation, all presentations will be translated simultaneously in German and English.   more

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  • 02-24-2020

    Entrepreneurial Families Take over German RepRap

    Manufacturer of 3D Systems Remains a Separate Company

    On 12 February the entrepreneurial families Hehl und Keinath, the owners of Arburg, officially confirmed the takeover of German RepRap.   more

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  • 02-20-2020

    Chinaplas 2020 Takes Place in August

    New Date Due to Corona Virus

    The 34th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries is rescheduled to 3-6 August 2020 at NECC in Shanghai, China.   more

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  • 02-19-2020

    Recyclable Packaging from the Twin-Screw Extruder

    Foamed rPET is the Alternative to Conventional Beverage Cartons

    Sustainable containers for beverages could consist of a high-quality foam film, for the production of which German and Austrian companies cooperate with a Russian packaging manufacturer.   more

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  • 02-17-2020

    Annual Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards

    Plastics Industry Association Presents the Winners

    Accredo Packaging, Vartega and Eastman Win the second Annual Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards. These Awards celebrate innovations driving environmental advantages in the plastics industry   more

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  • 02-13-2020

    Ascend to Purchase Compounding and Masterbatch Businesses

    D’Ottavio Group Sells Poliblend and Esseti Plast

    The acquisition includes a manufacturing facility in Italy, the masterbatch portfolio of Esseti Plast GD and the engineering plastics portfolio of Poliblend.   more

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  • 02-12-2020

    Persico Aquires bielomatik Plastic Business

    Transaction to Expand Both Companies’ Market Presence

    The Italian manufacturer of production systems Persico joins bielomatik and takes over the plastics division of the German company. New synergies are to be used in this way.   more

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  • 02-10-2020

    Partnership in Polystyrene Application Development

    Trinseo and Cedap Cooperate

    The companies aim to advance the implementation of recycled polystyrene used in food packaging applications.   more

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  • 02-06-2020

    Chinaplas 2020 to Be Postponed

    Impact of the Corona Virus Epidemic

    China has taken drastic measures to contain the virus epidemic. The largest Asian plastics trade fair is now also affected.   more

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  • 02-05-2020

    BASF Closes Acquisition of PA Business from Solvay

    Closed Deal between Solvay and Domo Chemicals

    The transaction also enhances the company’s access to growth markets in Asia as well as in North and South America.   more

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  • 02-04-2020

    New Leadership at PlasticsEurope

    Virginia Janssens Appointed as Managing Director

    Virginia Janssens will take up her role as Managing Director of the pan-European trade association representing plastics manufacturers on 16 March 2020.   more

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  • 02-03-2020

    Tony Black Is President CSM

    Husky Appoints Manager

    Black joins Husky’s senior leadership team leading the company’s global Customer Success Management organization.   more

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  • 01-30-2020

    High-Performance Thermoplastic Composites Market

    New Market Research Report

    The report from Stratview Research studies the different high-performance thermoplastics and their usage in different end-use industries.   more

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  • 01-29-2020

    Barbie Producer Relies on Bioplasics

    Mattel Wants to Become Sustainable by 2030

    Toy manufacturer Mattel will produce building blocks made of bioplastics in the future. By 2030 the company wants to use 100% sustainable materials for its toys.   more

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  • 01-29-2020

    Chinaplas and NPE

    New Date and Location in China

    The American colleagues were full of praise for the Chinese trade fair organizers, who demonstrated flexibility in planning for 2021.   more

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  • 01-28-2020

    Markus Reinhold Becomes CTO

    New Chief Technical Officer at Steinert

    Markus Reinhold will follow Uwe Habich, who has held the position of CTO for many years   more

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  • 01-27-2020

    The Chinese Plastics Ban and the Consequences

    Declining Demand for Polyethylene Expected

    ICIS about the announcement of the Chinese five-year plan to ban or restrict production, sales and use of disposable plastic products.   more

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  • 01-27-2020

    Plastic Recyclates Forum on 3-4 March 2020

    Final Program

    The conference is a valuable business forum and presents the latest updates on increasing the quality and improving materials for recyclates and their application as well as many best-practice-examples.   more

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  • 01-23-2020

    Krahn Chemie Acquires Greek Distributor

    Rolf Kuropka Is the Upcoming Chairman of InterActive

    Through the acquisition the German group expands its footprint not only in Europe but also in the Israeli market.   more

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  • 01-22-2020

    A Five-Year Plan against Single-Use Plastics

    China Decides to Restrict Plastic Products

    The most populous country on earth is trying to reduce its waste problem. Now, measures against plastic waste have become known.   more

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  • 01-21-2020

    Adrian Whitfield to Become CEO

    Weener Plastics Appoints New CEO

    Adrian Whitfield will succeed Anthonie Zoomers on January 27, 2020, who has served as interim CEO for the past six months.   more

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  • 01-20-2020

    Construction of a PEEK Polymer Plant

    Joint Venture between Victrex Subsidiary and Yingkou Xingfu Chemical

    The new plant will eventually be capable of producing up to 1,500 t/a. The start-up of the facility is anticipated in early 2022.   more

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  • 01-17-2020

    Eleven Talents for the Industry’s Future Wanted

    JEC Composites Challenge 2020

    In presentations given before a panel of expert judges, the eleven doctoral students will rise to the challenge of explaining their project in five minutes using a single slide.   more

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  • 01-16-2020

    New Representation in Chile

    Engel Cooperates with Noblecorp

    The location in Chile is managed by Jean Paul Cohn. Sara Barbón is responsible for Engel customers.   more

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  • 01-15-2020

    Borealis to Acquire Interest in Novealis Joint Venture

    The Transaction Is Expected to Close in the First Half of 2020

    Borealis and Nova Chemicals have reached an agreement for Borealis to buy Nova Chemicals’ ownership interest.   more

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  • 01-14-2020

    Microplastics in Rivers and Lakes

    LimnoPlast ‒ a European Project on Plastic Litter in Fresh Water

    It is still largely unknown where microplastics and plastics come from and what effects they have on freshwater systems. This is why the LimnoPlast project was launched.   more

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  • 01-14-2020

    Elix Polymers Joins Styrenics Circular Solutions

    New Member

    Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the joint industry initiative to increase the circularity of styrenic polymers, welcomes ELIX Polymers as a new member.   more

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  • 01-13-2020

    Looking at the Circularity of PS

    Trinseo and Greiner Packaging Cooperate

    The companies announce plans to advance implementation of recycled polystyrene in packaging.   more

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  • 01-10-2020

    Diego Hervás Is CEO

    Comexi Appoints Chief Executive Office

    Diego Hervás, independent member of the board of the company until now, replaces Jeroen van der Meer, who had held the position since 2014.   more

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