Industry News

A great deal is written in the trade media for the plastics and rubber industry. Our “Industry News” gives compact summaries of the reports that appear in these media.

Overview: Industry News

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EVENTS: "GEPET 2017" to take place in Barcelona / PET industry conference to address realities of Europe's circular economy

28/03/2017

The 18th "Greater Europe PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling” summit will be held in Barcelona / Spain on 27-28 April 2017. The event is organised by the Centre for Management Technology and will include topics on ...
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HEXPOL: Price pressure hits 2016 sales / Lower costs stabilise profit / Acquisitions could continue

28/03/2017

Swedish compounder Hexpol saw 2016 sales dipping 3.12% to SEK 10.879 bn due to price pressure but managed to post a flat profit after tax of SEK 1.397 bn compared with SEK 1.393 bn the year earlier, thanks to cutting 4% in cost of goods ...
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KRAIBURG TPE: Expansion into South Korea

28/03/2017

Thermoplastic elastomer producer Kraiburg TPE has opened a new sales office in Seoul / South Korea. Due to an increasing demand for TPE products in the Asia Pacific region, which is already one of the largest TPE markets, Kraiburg TPE ...
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TOTAL: Launch of HDPE grade with enhanced stiffness / Designed for food packaging applications

28/03/2017

Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA has introduced a new grade of HDPE - "9825E" - that has been specifically developed for shallow draw thermoformed packaging applications in the foodservice and food packaging industries. The company ...
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TREOFAN: Major supply contract for separator films / Chinese producer of lithium-ion batteries for electric buses

28/03/2017

German BOPP film specialist Treofan has won its first major supply contract for its "TreoPore" micro-porous PP separator film. The customer is an up-and-coming Chinese manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for electric buses. P&S ...
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A. SCHULMAN: Expansion of colour masterbatches production in Europe

27/03/2017

US plastics compounder and distributor A. Schulman is to increase its production capacity for colour masterbatches in Europe. The company will add three additional extruders in their facilities in Hungary, Italy and Poland. "Colored ...
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HEXPOL: Mikael Fryklund new president and CEO

27/03/2017

Mikael Fryklund has been appointed new president and CEO for Swedish compounder Hexpol, starting 1 July 2017. He succeeds Georg Brunstam, who is to become the new chairman of the board at Hexpol. Since 2012, Fryklund has been the ...
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MOULDING INDUSTRY: "Moulding Expo" to become Europe's leading trade fair for tool and mould making / Support from ISTMA and Cefamol / Portugal third biggest player

27/03/2017

"Potential on all counts" is how Ulrich Kromer von Baerle, manager of Landesmesse Stuttgart, sees the second edition of "Moulding Expo - International Trade Fair for Tool, Pattern and Mould Making", which is being staged in Stuttgart ...
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SOLVAY: HPPA grades added to high performance PA range / Metal substitution applications targeted

27/03/2017

Belgian chemicals and plastics producer Solvay has introduced "Omnix” LF-4050 and LF-4060 high-performance polyamides with a long fibre glass content of 50% and 60%, respectively. The materials have been developed for a range of ...
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ARLANXEO: Price increases for "Keltan" EPDM products

24/03/2017

Dutch synthetic elastomers producer Arlanxeo announced price increases for its "Keltan" ethylene propylene diene rubber grades. The company said the increases are due to the overall market and cost developments of the past months. In ...
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