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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FAKUMA: Plastics trade fair in Friedrichshafen fully booked out once again / Industry meeting point celebrates its anniversary

23/06/2017

The entire exhibition space is booked out for this year's "Fakuma" plastics trade fair in Friedrichshafen / Germany from 17 - 21 October 2017. Exhibition organiser P. E. Schall reports that even previously unused reserve floor ...
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FORBO: Changes on the executive board

23/06/2017

After twelve years at Forbo, executive vice president Flooring Systems Matthias P. Huenerwadel has decided to take up a new challenge outside the group. He will remain with the company till the end of 2017, and will be succeeded by ...
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PLASTIC FANTASTIC: Fidget spinners prevent pandemonium

23/06/2017

It has surely escaped no one who has sat or stood in a classroom: Many kids can't sit still. Call it Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or a problem invented by the pharmaceutical industry to shove pills down Johnny's throat, as ...
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COVESTRO: PU system for rotor blades gets certification in China / Entry to local wind energy market

23/06/2017

German polymers company Covestro has received "DNV GL" industry standard certification for its newly developed PU resin system in China, effectively giving it a permit to enter the country's wind energy market. The process technology has ...
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AMERPLAST: "ESSI" shopping bag at Helsinki Circular Economy Forum presented / Cooperation with Fortum

22/06/2017

Packaging solutions provider Amerplast and Fortum Recycling & Waste Solutions have presented a Finnish large scale circular economy initiative - the "ESSI carrier bag" - at the "World Circular Economy Forum" in Helsinki on 5-7June ...
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TEKNOR APEX: Ultra-soft TPE range addresses challenges in medical applications / Cost-effective alternative to silicones

22/06/2017

A new series of ultra-soft thermoplastic elastomers for use in medical applications has been launched by Teknor Apex. Ultra-soft TPEs, or gels, are valued in medical devices for their cushioning properties but their surface tack and ...
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KARPATNEFTEKHIM: Petrochemical production re-started in Kalush / Interruption of five years

22/06/2017

Life is evidently returning to the Ukrainian petrochemicals location of Karpatneftekhim. The company reports that the integral plants for PE and PVC production were started up again on 8 June 2017. The site had been idle for around five ...
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ISOCLIMA: Glass and polycarbonate glazing specialist to be sold to Sterling Square

22/06/2017

According to the German antitrust authority, Bundeskartellamt, the investment firm Stirling Square Capital Partners is preparing a complete takeover of Finind Group. The group's main subsidiary is the sheet glass manufacturer ...
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ELIX POLYMERS: ABS lines to be sold in North America by GP Materials

21/06/2017

Under an expanded agreement, General Polymers Thermoplastic Materials will represent in North America the ABS & PC/ABS product line of Elix Polymers Americas, the US subsidiary of Spanish producer Elix Polymers. GP Materials' ...
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SABIC: PP copolymers introduced to aid thin-wall rigid packaging

21/06/2017

Sabic has added two new high flow, injection-moulding grades PP "513MK46” and PP "512MK46” to its PP polypropylene portfolio. These new grades - based on a phthalate-free catalyst are developed for thin-walled packaging applications - ...
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