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  • 10-09-2018

    Polyacrylamide Copolymers in the Environment

    New Method for Investigating Degree of Degradation

    Fraunhofer researchers have developed a method to test whether PAMs degrade in the environment and how quickly this happens. The new method can also be used in other areas to investigate the persistence and degradation of polymers and microplastics in the environment.   more

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  • 10-08-2018

    PA66 Is Running Short

    GPA Fears Stop of Assembly Lines

    The GPA (association of French automotive plastic partsmakers) is raising the alarm. The shortage of PA66 is putting the manufacturers of plastic parts for the automotive industry in serious difficulty. Furthermore, the price of this material has increased by more than 40% since 2017.   more

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  • 10-08-2018

    New Head of Sales for Kautex Maschinenbau

    Manuel Heusinger Heads Sales Department in New Jersey

    As of September 2018, Manuel Heusinger is the Head of Sales at Kautex Maschinenbau’s North American subsidiary in New Jersey, USA.   more

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  • 10-02-2018

    Plastics Industry Meets on Discovery Day

    Erema North America Stages Industry Symposium

    The Technical Center in Ipswich, Massachusetts, recently became the meeting point for well-known companies spanning all sectors of the plastics industry. The occasion was the Erema North America's (ENA) Discovery Day.   more

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  • 10-01-2018

    Incoe USA Moves to Auburn Hills

    Hot Runner Manufacturer Builds New Global Headquarters

    Hot runner system solutions provider Incoe Corporation has moved from the three former corporate buildings in greater Detroit to its new headquarters in Auburn Hills.   more

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  • 09-28-2018

    From Fishing Nets to Surfboard Components

    DSM and Starboard Collaborate

    The partners DSM and Starboard transform discarded fishing nets from waste into high-end surfboard components.   more

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  • 09-27-2018

    Down to the Smallest Detail

    Fakuma 2018: Product Preview Materials

    Plastic compounds are becoming increasingly specialized and have to offer more and more functions simultaneously. Not only are the requirements regarding to technical characteristics getting stricter. Sustainability is steadily coming into focus as well, with bio-based or recycled material versions. Our picture gallery for the Fakuma from 16 to 20 October in Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre, Germany, gives an overview.   more

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  • 09-27-2018

    Versalis Acquires Bio-Run Companies

    Integrated Technological Platform of Chemicals from Biomass

    Versalis (Eni) has won the bidding process for Mossi & Ghisolfi Group’s ”green” activities.   more

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  • 09-26-2018

    The Future of Packaging is Reusable and Recyclable

    Borealis and Bockatech Partner to Develop Foam Injection Molding Solutions

    Combining Bockatech's EcoCore technology with Borealis' polyolefin materials, the two companies intend to produce reusable and recyclable lightweight foam injection molding solutions.   more

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  • 09-26-2018

    Thermoplastic Tapes in Injection Molded Parts

    Less Costs and Better Product Features Thanks to Thermoplastic Tapes?

    AZL Aachen GmbH in cooperation with the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen University and the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) of RWTH Aachen University.   more

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  • 09-25-2018

    New President for Amcor Rigid Plastics

    Eric Roegner Succeeds Mike Schmitt

    Amcor has appointed Eric Roegner as President of Amcor Rigid Plastics. He will succeed Mike Schmitt in this role in mid-November and will be based in Ann Arbor in the United States.   more

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  • 09-24-2018

    Door Trim in Avant-Garde Day/Night Design

    Leonhard Kurz Wins Design Award

    A door trim with interactive backlighting effects convinced the jury of an international design competition for automobile brands. The design was developed using sensor technology of a Kurz subsidiary.   more

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  • 09-24-2018

    Sensor Node-Based Monitoring and Optimization System

    For Production Lines Using Twin-Screw Extruders

    Scientists at Fraunhofer LBF have used cyber-physical systems (CMS) as part of the "ImProcess4.0" project. With this sensor system unfavorable operating conditions or fluctuations in material properties can be detected, thus minimizing the occurrence of faulty batches or machine failures.   more

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  • 09-21-2018

    Lanxess Continues to Invest in Germany

    New Production Plant for High-Performance Plastics

    The new plant in Krefeld-Uerdingen will be designed so that Lanxess can expand its operations in the coming years, in line with demand.   more

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  • 09-20-2018

    Closed-Loop Polystyrene Recycling Consortium

    Revital Polymers, Pyrowave and Ineos Styrolution Collaborate

    Three industry companies collaborate to close loop by recycling single-serve polystyrene packaging.   more

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  • 09-19-2018

    The Plastics Industry Meets in Brno

    International Plastics, Rubber and Composites Fair 2018

    Plastex - International Fair of Plastics, Rubber and Composites, is held at the Brno Exhibition Centre, Czech Republic, in even years. This year it is time again, namely from 1 to 5 October, together with the 60th International Engineering Fair.   more

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  • 09-18-2018

    New Managing Director for Bahrain

    BASF Plastic Additives Middle East

    BASF Plastic Additives Middle East (PAME) named Michael Wille its new Managing Director.   more

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  • 09-17-2018

    Plastic Syringes for Sophisticated Medications

    Gerresheimer Produces COP Syringes in Germany

    Gerresheimer brought together its competence in glass production and the expertise of its plastic specialists for the development and industrialization of the new syringe.   more

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  • 09-17-2018

    EU Parliament Recognizes the Potential of Bioplastics

    European Bioplastics is Now Calling for Concrete Measures

    European Bioplastics, the association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry, welcomes the increasing recognition of bioplastics but calls for further action.   more

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  • 09-17-2018

    Optical Components Made with Utmost Precision

    Extrusion of Injection Molding Materials

    Polyoptics GmbH and the Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid have together launched the CRoCoMold project aimed at further developing a combination of extrusion and melt embossing, known as continuous compression molding, aimed at producing precision plastic optics.   more

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  • 09-13-2018

    Maag Earns Supply Contract

    New Polycarbonate Plant in China

    The manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing and filtration system Maag has finalized a contract with Hainan Huasheng New Material Technology to supply pumps, pelletizing systems and screen changers for its new polycarbonate-production facility.   more

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  • 09-12-2018

    Blow Molding Plant with Three Piston Accumulator Systems

    Synergy-Effects for Plastic-Products in the US

    Roth leveraged company-wide synergy effects to develop a new large blow molding plant for plastic products at its production site in the US city of Watertown. The design of the hydraulic accumulators permits rapid plant movements, ample power reserves and energy savings.   more

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  • 09-12-2018

    Fire at Herbold Meckesheim

    Operation Continues with Temporary Restrictions

    Recycling machinery supplier Herbold Meckesheim was hit by a fire during the night to Monday. The damage is estimated to run into the millions. People were not hurt.   more

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  • 09-11-2018

    Replace Metal in Vehicles with UD Tapes

    Bio-Based Fiber Plastics

    In a joint research project with BYK Chemie and GK Concept, bio-based continuous fiber-reinforced semi-finished products were developed at the Fraunhofer IMWS.   more

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  • 09-11-2018

    New Leadership at Gerresheimer

    Dietmar Siemssen Takes Over as CEO

    Speaker of the Management Board and CFO Rainer Beaujean has informed the Supervisory Board that he will not serve the additional three-year term of office offered to him by the Supervisory Board.   more

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  • 09-10-2018

    Sabic Acquires Nearly 25 Percent of Clariant

    Confirmed Purchase

    All regulatory approvals received for Sabic`s 24.99% stake in Clariant.   more

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  • 09-10-2018

    New Headquarters in North America for Piovan

    Production of Storage, Conveying, blending, drying and size Reduction Equipment

    Universal Dynamics (UNA-DYN) completed its move from Woodbridge to Fredericksburg, VA, USA, in July of 2018. The new premises are also the new Headquarters of the Piovan Group in North America.   more

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  • 09-05-2018

    Significant Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

    LyondellBasell and Covestro Kick-off Circular Steam Project

    The partners will build a new bio plant and incinerator on the Maasvlakte site in the Netherlands, in which the production's waste will be treated and transformed into steam.   more

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  • 09-04-2018

    Acquisition of Chinese Polystyrene Production Sites

    Ineos Styrolution Expands Polystyrene Production

    The deal with Total S.A. includes the purchase of the wholly owned Chinese PS business including two production sites in Ningbo and Foshan and two related offices in Guangzhou and Shanghai. It will grow the polystyrene production capacity by 400 kt per year.   more

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  • 08-30-2018

    Successful Acquisition

    Conclusion of the Negotiations between Borealis and Ecoplast

    A company expects substantial increase in the recycled PO market and acquires an Austrian plastics recycling company.   more

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  • 08-28-2018

    New International Technical Committee

    ISO/TC 313 Packaging Machinery under Italian Chairmanship

    The new committee will be responsible for drawing up international standards for packaging plant and machinery. Andrea Malagoli, Vice Chairman of UCIMA, has been appointed Chairman.   more

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  • 08-24-2018

    Greener Closures

    United Caps and Braskem Embrace Bio-Sourced Plastics

    The feedstock for the I'm green Polyethylene, the basis for Greener bioplastic caps, is derived from sugarcane, a renewable alternative to traditional fossil feedstocks.   more

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  • 08-23-2018

    Construction of the Largest PO/TBA Plant

    LyondellBasell Invests in Greater Houston Area

    The plant will produce 470,000 t of PO and 1 t of TBA annually. Startup of the plant is planned for 2021.   more

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  • 08-22-2018

    Starlinger Supports Research Project

    Reprocessing of Mixed Textile Waste

    Universities and companies are searching for an ecologically and economically sound solution for the recycling of mixed textile waste of multi-material composition.   more

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  • 08-14-2018

    3D Printing Factory with Partfinder

    Tool Automatically Searches Large Volumes of Data

    As a spin-off of a software manufacturer and distribution partner of HP, Additive Innovation offers an analysis software in addition to the distribution of machines and the production of 3D printing parts.   more

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  • 08-13-2018

    Detection of Microplastics in Water

    Fraunhofer CSP Develops Smart Filter Systems

    By 2021, the Fraunhofer CSP together with several partners from science and industry aims to develop a smart filter system with which the entrainment of microplastics into lakes and rivers can be uniformly and quickly measured.   more

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  • 08-09-2018

    Milestone in Path of Transformation

    Lanxess sells Arlanxeo Shares

    The transfer of the business with synthetic rubber into the joint venture was the foundation for Lanxess' strategic realignment.   more

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  • 08-08-2018

    United Caps Builds New Factory in England

    Dinnington Location to Manufacture Beverage and Dairy Closures

    The manufacturer of caps and closures United Caps will be constructing a new manufacturing plant in Dinnington, Rotherham, United Kingdom.   more

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  • 08-07-2018

    Ascend Performance Materials Acquires Britannia Techno Polymer

    Plastics Compounder is Based in the Netherlands

    The acquisition provides Ascend with a leading engineering plastics manufacturing base in Europe and an expansion to its growing portfolio of proprietary compounds.   more

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  • 08-06-2018

    Best Grades in Euromap-Measurement

    Individual Measurement Shows Energy and Resource Efficiency

    In Germany industry consumes almost 30 % of the entire energy demand. Fully electric machines allow for savings, as standardized tests show.   more

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  • 08-06-2018

    Plastic Recycling Rate is Falling in the US

    EPA Publishes Environmental Data

    EPA measures the generation, recycling, composting, combustion with energy recovery and landfilling of plastic materials in municipal solid waste. The figures for 2015 are now available.   more

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  • 07-31-2018

    New Executive Vice President for LyondellBasell

    James (Jim) Guilfoyle Reports to Chief Executive Officer Bob Patel

    The plastics, chemicals and refining company LyondellBasell announced it has named James (Jim) Guilfoyle executive vice president, Advanced Polymer Solutions and Global Supply Chain. In this capacity, Guilfoyle will continue to report to Chief Executive Officer Bob Patel.   more

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  • 07-30-2018

    Færch Plast Acquires Recycler 4PET Group

    Turning Used Trays into Raw Material

    Færch Plast is closing the loop on plastic food trays with the acquisition of Dutch 4PET Group, a sheet manufacturer with recycling capabilities.   more

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  • 07-30-2018

    New Tool to Solve Problems in Materials Science?

    Group of Researchers Simulates Chemical Bonds

    An international group of researchers has achieved a multi‐qubit demonstration of a quantum chemistry calculation performed on a system of trapped ions, one of the leading hardware platforms in the race to develop a universal quantum computer.   more

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  • 07-30-2018

    Patent Dispute Ended

    EPO Granted Patent for Cannon FPL SR Mixing Head

    The EPO has granted the European Patent EP 2767376 B1 to Cannon Afros for its family of FPL SR mixing heads. The decision came after two years of technical confrontation deriving from a European opposition procedure filed by a competitor.   more

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  • 07-27-2018

    LyondellBasell Signs Agreement with KIT

    Cooperation to Advance the Chemical Recycling of Plastic Materials

    The plastics, chemical and refining company LyondellBasell anounced the cooperation with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) to advance the chemical recycling of plastic materials and assist the global efforts towards the circular economy and plastic waste recycling needs.   more

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  • 07-26-2018

    Petcore Europe is Growing

    Already 15 New Members in 2018

    50 individual company members and five European associations work together in the European PET value chain association.   more

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  • 07-25-2018

    FSK Makes Flexible Foam Data Available for Download

    New Technical Data Sheets on the Association's Website

    The Specialist Association Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes (FSK) presents the results of its work online. New technical data sheets and product descriptions for PU flexible foam are now available for download on the association's website.   more

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  • 07-25-2018

    Polymers with Biological Properties

    New Fraunhofer Project Group Wants to Breathe Life into Polymers

    For decades, researchers have worked successfully to impart extra properties to materials. So far, nature has been imitated. Today, biological functionalities are incorporated directly into the materials.   more

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  • 07-24-2018

    Husky Packaging Development Center ISO 17025 Accredited

    Accreditation Includes Certification for Preform Inspection

    The industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community, Husky Injection Molding Systems, has announced its Packaging Development Center (PDC) QC-Laboratory in Luxembourg has successfully received ISO 17025 accreditation for preform inspection.   more

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